What to see

– NEW YORK –

(This is an add-on to this list, passed on to me by Marian Evans of Wellywoodwoman and @devt.)

MAITE RUIZ DE AUSTRI: ANIMATION RETROSPECTIVE

Spain’s only woman director “who usually leads animated feature films…

Where: Kid Cinema Fest, 511 W. 182nd Street, New York

When:  Until October 30, and Ruiz’s films to screen include:

  • Animal Channel / Oct. 27 – 5:00PM
  • El Tesoro del Rey Midas (The Treasure of King Midas) / Oct. 27 – 11:00AM & Oct. 28 – 1:00PM
  • El Regreso del Viento del Norte (The Return of the North Wind) / Oct. 27 – 3:00PM & Oct. 28 – 11:00AM)
  • La Leyenda del Unicornio (The Legend of the Unicorn) / Oct. 30 – 1:00PM

See the Kid Cinema Fest website for more information.


– CHICAGO –

Chicago premiere of Wendy Jo Carlton’s JAMIE AND JESSIE ARE NOT TOGETHER

Plays through November 3

Director Wendy Jo Carlton follows her 2009 runaway hit HANNAH FREE with a complete change of pace: a sexy romp of a queer musical about loving the wrong girl at the wrong time. Oblivious to the clues that her roommate Jessie is in love with her, Jamie is moving to New York to try her luck on Broadway, leading Jessie to pine, pout, and act out with a hilarious clutch of mismatched dates, including Jamie’s own girlfriend. Steamy love scenes, sweet romance, and cool music by Tegan and Sara, God-des and She, and more, add up to a smart new look at the adventure of scoring a soul mate.

Read Wendy Jo Carlton’s interview with Her Film, “A Film of Her Own,” from this February.

For screening times and to buy tickets, please click here.


– NEW YORK CITY –

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will premiere the newly restored prints of three landmark 16 mm films from 1970 – Make Out, Growing Up Female, and Janie’s Janie – each preserved with a grant from The Women’s Film Preservation Fund, a project of New York Women in Film & Television. These films, emerging at the onset of feminism’s second wave, were a strong part of that movement’s politically driven cinema.

Women’s Film Preservation Fund Screening: Feminist Films of the 70’s

Date/Time: Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 6:30 PM

Pricing: $12 nonmembers / $10 for NYWIFT members / $9 students / $8 seniors

RSVP online

Location: Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Mezzanine level http://www.filmlinc.com

REGISTER online.

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Museum of Modern Art

Gabriel

1976. USA. Agnes Martin. 78 min.

Friday, October 28, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Directed by Agnes Martin. The Museum of Modern Art, in cooperation with The Pace Gallery, has undertaken a preservation of Agnes Martin’s only completed film, Gabriel, a historically unique work that both illuminates and complicates our understanding of the artist and her paintings. “My movie is about happiness, innocence, and beauty,” Martin observed, “It’s about this little boy who climbs a mountain and all the beautiful things he sees.”

For more information, please click here.

Women’s Film Preservation Fund, Program 2

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

All Women Are Equal (1974. USA. Directed by Marguerite Paris.)

Henrietta Szold (1946. USA. Directed by Hazel Greenwald. Screenplay by Mildred Barish Vermont.)

Dodge House 1916 (1965. USA. Directed by Esther McCoy.)

For more information, please click here.


  – DOHA, QATAR –

SHE is film

Panel, DURATION: 90min — Doha Talks

Schedule:  Thursday, October 27, 4:00 PM, KOH-1

Buy tickets

In 2010, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman in Academy Award ® history to win the award for Best Director for the Iraq war film, “The Hurt Locker”.

Did this win reflect a new era for women in film globally? Are there signs the male dominated culture of the film business is changing? Leading women in world cinema debate on why there are so few women at the top and how a new generation of female filmmakers is taking on the boys club. Join the discussion with acclaimed Lebanese director and actress Nadine Labaki (“Caramel”, “Where Do We Go Now”), producer Dora Bouchoucha (“Red Satin”), Turkish-German director Yasmin Samdereli of “Almanya” and Golden Bear Winner, director of “Grbavica” and “On the Path”, and DTFF 2011 juror, Jasmila Zbanic.


– LOS ANGELES –

Sneak Preview! PERFECTION – Cast & Crew In Person

Time:  Wednesday, November 2  (7:30pm – 10:00pm)

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA

About the film:

PERFECTION, 2011, 85 min. Christina Beck’s debut feature follows Kristabelle (played by Beck), a 30-something woman struggling with a cutting addiction and living in quietly miserable submission with her overbearing mother in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Meanwhile, her mother Sally (Robyn Peterson), a once-aspiring actress tormented by the fame she never had, is addicted to a different kind of cutting – plastic surgery. Following a particularly distressing hook-up, Kristabelle goes on a self-mutilating rampage so bad that she winds up in a rehabilitation clinic for 30 days. There, with the help of a pot-smoking potential love interest, a newly sober British stand-up comic and the mysteries of Chinese medicine, Kristabelle struggles to find the self-acceptance she once had but lost. Discussion following with actress- director Christina Beck and cast and crew. Buy Tickets: http://www.fandango.com/egyptiantheatre_aaofx/theaterpage RSVP through Facebook here.

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Women In Film Independent Film Series

Special Feature TBA

Wednesday, November 16

This event is FREE to members and non-members!

Mount St. Mary’s College, 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles CA 90049

Check in: 6:30pm Screening: 7:00pm sharp

RSVP: Candace Bowen, Chair 310-457-8664 / candace@malibuonline.com

Directions and Parking: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

The WIF Independent Film Series is held every third Wednesday of the month at the above location.


– LONDON, ENGLAND –

SAMBIZANGA

Sambizanga
Categories: Fiction
Rating: 15

Screening: Sat, 12 November 2011, 3:00pm

Venue: The Ritzy

(Gold Palm, Carthage Film Festival 1972)

The liberation war in Angola is underway. Domingo, an activist in the liberation movement, is seized and arrested by the Portuguese authorities. His courageous wife Maria journeys to find him, engaging in her own, brave resistance. This is a powerful story of the moments of the revolution, of the deaths that serve to unify a movement, and of the true meaning of political struggle that touches all spheres of life. The first feature film to be made in Africa by a woman, Sambizanga has lost none of the power with which it captured global audiences forty years ago.

Dir. Sarah Maldoror, starring Domingos de Oliveira, Elisa Andrade, Jean M’Vondo
Angola, 1972, 103 mins
Print Source: filmmaker

+ Q&A with director Sarah Maldoror

£7.50 / £6.50 conc / £5.50 memb / £5.50 child

For more information, please click here.


– BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA –

3rd Annual Women’s Film Institute Shorts Tour:

Films directed by Women that Entertain, Inspire and Motivate

Gender Equity Resource Center
Date: November 18, 2011
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Admission: FREE
Location: 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley

Additonal dates and locations to be announced.

For more information, please click here.

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