The NYWIFT Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.
Join us for this month's NYWIFT Screening Series feature Look At Us Now, Mother! directed by member Gayle Kirschenbaum, and the short film Ana, Where Are You? by Flavia Fontes. Both filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.
Gayle Kirschenbaum is an Emmy-winning filmmaker/TV producer/blogger and personality. Called “the Nora Ephron of documentaries”, Gayle turned the camera on herself in Look At Us Now, Mother! about the transformation of a highly charged mother/daughter relationship from Mommie Dearest to Dear Mom. Other work includes the short My Nose that follows her mother’s relentless campaign to get her to have a nose job and A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary (HBO). She created several reality shows that premiered on TLC and Discovery Health, and co-created Judgment Day (HBO). Kirschenbaum is a member of the Producers Guild of America, New York Women in Film and Television, Film Fatales and is a judge for the Emmys. Gayle currently blogs for the Huffington Post. She has been featured widely in the media including The New York Times, NBC's The Today Show, Miami Herald, The Washington Post, and Ladies Home Journal.
Look At Us Now, Mother!
2015, 84 min, digital
A humorous, moving, intimate and courageous film following the transformation of an abusive mother and tumultuous mother-daughter relationship to that of acceptance and love as we follow the personal story of the filmmaker.
Ana, Where Are You?
2014, 14 min, digital
Tom meets Ana on vacation in Brazil and they plan to see each other again in New York. When he realizes that he has lost her address, he puts up flyers all over the city trying to find her.
Flavia Fontes has been making award-winning documentaries for more than 18 years. Fontes directed and edited Forbidden Wedding, which premiered at the Margaret Mead Film Festival, screened in more than 20 film festivals and was broadcast on The Sundance Channel. She directed and edited Living with Chimpanzees: Portrait of a Family (Screened at MOMA and internationally). Editing credits include Terror at Home (Lifetime Television), White Horse (Berlin Film Festival; HBO), and Du Bois In Our Time that was produced by UMass Museum of Contemporary Art. Fontes teaches film and video editing at The New School.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Aug. 17, 2015