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2017 SCHEDULE 

*Schedule subject to change

Saturday, Nov 4th

Nov 04, 2017

10:00 am

I Said Yes to the Vagina Monologues ​

Director: Ilse Tempelaar, France, 51 min 

One night, actors who perform Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues find their lives transformed. After participating in the experience, they confide in their director Geneviève Robin intimate details of their lives and sexuality.

Nov 04, 2017

11:00 am

Runtime 1:19:28 

 

Le Grand Bain 

Director: Valérie Leroy, France, 16 min

She’s a former swimming champion who has to give residents swimming lessons—this time, without a swimming pool.  

 

IDIA - The Idah War 

Director: Patience 'Ovo Okhuofu, United States/Nigeria, 19 min

When the Warriors of Benin refuse to fight against their enemies because of the perceived misdeed of their king, Oba Esigie, the patriotic Queen Idia takes up arms to preserve the throne of the Great Benin Kingdom.

 

Underbrush Understudy 

Director: Meaghan Horner, United State, 5 min

A young raccoon's dreams of stardom are dashed again and again as he searches for an appreciative audience.

 

The Ravens 

Director: Jennifer Perrott, Australia, 23 min

When young Ruby's father returns unexpectedly from war, his volatile state makes it difficult for the family to reconnect. Ruby's anxieties are projected onto a pair of ravens, vigilantly defending their nearby nest, who becomes a catalyst for the troubled family's journey from crisis to healing. 

 

A Special Night

Director: Diana Kaluza, United States, 8 min

Edward Woolf invites his closest friend over for a special occasion that he’s arranged. When she rejects his proposal, fierce negotiations ensure in which each struggles to gain control over their existential crisis. 

 

Therapy for the Unlawful 

Writer: Jasmine Navy, United States, 8 min

Director: George Reese
Dr. Pine has an appointment with the city's most notorious villain. 

Nov 04, 2017

12:30 pm

Runtime 1:22:58 

 

Dare to Dream: Cuba's Latin American Medical School 

Director: Jennifer Wager, Cuba/United States, 30 min

The largest medical school in the world, Cuba’s Latin American Medical School has trained nearly 30,000 doctors since 1999, including some from the United States. Follow the amazing, inspirational adventure of US doctors trained in Cuba as they return home to serve communities struggling with a health crisis.

 

Objector 

Director: Molly Stuart, United States/Israel, 16 min

As a 19-year-old Israeli woman, Atalya is required to enlist in the armed forces. But having witnessed military rule in occupied Palestinian territories, a reality that most other young Israelis have never experienced, she instead becomes a conscientious objector.    

 

The Bus Trip 

Director: Sarah Gampel, Sweden/Israel,/Palestine, State of, 14 min

Invited to screen her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip, Sarah hopes for political discussions and friendship. However, when the conversation stops whenever she mentions the occupation of Palestine, she talks to her dead father over a noisy phone line instead. 

 

Rise Up 

Writer: Tayrece Wise/Franshay Lopez/Shawntel Smitherman, United States, 11 min

Director: John Psthas

Written, produced, and shot by four African–American high-school girls living in Chicago’s public housing, this short documentary of interconnected vignettes explores the impact of violence on young women through their eyes and in their words.

 

Moonlight Princess 

Directed: Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss, Germany/Israel, 12 min

A young albino woman, Nadine is caught in a body whose skin—a thin, vulnerable membrane—cannot protect her from the outside world, in which her worst enemy is the sun. Despite having only 8% of normal human vision and suffering from nystagmus, a condition that makes her eyes flicker constantly—“With those eyes, you’ll never thrill anyone” she often hears—Nadine dreams of becoming an actress and thus whomever she wants on stage. This audiovisual journey through Nadine’s experience, in which dreams and reality merge like a summer night’s dream, lets you live her everyday life and fight alongside her for acceptance through art and for the love of a certain young man.

Nov 04, 2017

2:00 pm

VICE Media's Broadly: Youth Interrupted 

Writer: Diana Tourjee, United States, 

"Youth, Interrupted" is a series from VICE's women's interest site, Broadly, on trans teens in the United States whose lives have been dramatically disrupted by anti-trans "bathroom bills" and other political battles. Host Diana Tourjee, a trans woman and Broadly writer, profiles three different kids from across the country, including Gavin Grimm, the Virginia high school student whose legal battle for civil rights was poised to go to the Supreme Court before the Trump Administration rescinded Obama-era guidelines protecting trans youth. Diana also meets with Trinity, a thirteen-year-old transgender girl, whose parents chose homeschooling in the face of anti-transgender bathroom laws at school and Vinnie, a fourteen-year-old transgender boy whose North Carolina school has refused to change their policy on transgender students and bathroom use.

Nov 04, 2017

3:22 pm

Mine to Tell 

Director: Whitney Butler, United States, 7 min

The story of a wrong turn that forever changed the life of a young girl and her journey out of the darkness to empowerment. 

 

Behind Your Skin  

Director: Michèle Evouna, French, 15 min

Go under the skin of two women in jail and witness the crudeness, mental escape, dehumanization, and solidarity. Is there a worse prison than one’s own inner prison?  

 

Reverse Psychology

Director: Marina Bruno, United States, 7 min

A mentally ill patient violently resists getting any help from his therapist.

 

In a Warm, Dark Place 

Director: Sydney Waltz, United States, 10 min

“In A Warm, Dark Place” is a psychological drama about a mother and her relationship with her newborn son. With the incessant crying of her child and lack of support from her husband, Clarissa is finding that motherhood is not as satisfying as she had hoped. When her newborn son goes missing, Clarissa blames herself.

 

Dope Crash 

Director: Vered Rodriguez, United States, 30 min

When Hailee, a brilliant physics student working towards her Ph.D. crosses paths with Troy, a charismatic music producer who lives the party life, their worlds crash. As things heat up between them, Hailee learns that in real life - just like in physics - opposites can attract in powerful ways. 

 

Black in Red Out 

Director: Monica Moore-Suriyage, United States, 13 min

Meryl has been crushing on Davey for a while now, so when her roommate Leah tells her to go for it, she musters up the courage to tell him how she feels at their party. When the zombie apocalypse breaks out in the middle of the party what seems like a disaster could actually work in Meryl's favor — if she survives that is.

Nov 04, 2017

4:55 pm

 

Fauk My Life: Pilot 

Director: Stephanie Neroes, United States, 12 min

The day before Amy leaves for college, her parents prepare a going away dinner. Invited are Amy's best friend, Kaitline, and her boyfriend, Thomas. As the day of emotions comes to an end and her departure time grows nearer, Amy is left with a couple of surprises from both Kaitline and Thomas. 

 

Different for Girls 

Director: Campbell X United Kingdom,  60 min

“Different for Girls” is a groundbreaking, sexy LGBTQ 5-part drama web series Enter a world where love, sex, and suspense meet betrayal, cruelty, and heartbreak.

 

 

Nov 04, 2017

6:15 pm

Pretty Far From Okay

Director: Helena Hufnagel, Germany, 01:24:38

Tells the story of Isi (27) stuck in a quarter-life- crises. With a graphic diploma in one hand and a drink in the other Isi is stuck in a strange place, in between university and real life.

 

 

 

Nov 04, 2017

8pm-10pm at New Women Space

Opening Night Mixer

Co- hosted by Cinematcher 

Opening Night Mixer includes two hour open bar and light snacks. 

Come mingle with filmmakers and film lovers at New Women Space, Brooklyn NY

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