QFlix and The Women’s Film Festival Partnership Series 2017

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Girls Lost | Sweden, 2016 | 106 minutes
Directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining
Thursday March 16th, 2017 at 5pm
At Prince Theater (1412 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19102)

Based on the award winning novel by Jessica Schiefauer, Kim, Bella and Momo are three teenage girls dealing with the trials of bullying, marginalization and sexual confusion. But things change when they discover a curious plant in their beloved greenhouse that mysteriously transforms them into boys. Not only does their gender change, the world around them, and their response to it, is profoundly altered. A skillfully crafted tale of sexual confusion with a supernatural twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Saturday, March 18th, 2017
2:30pm – Connelly Auditorium at UArts (211 South Broad Street, 8th floor)

T.W.F.A.F. This program of short films shines a light on the importance of friendship – created, accidental, and tested.  From the Bride of Frankenstein to the girl next door to your everyday superheroes, we all need to get by with a little help from our friends sometimes. After all That’s What Friends Are For… [Total running time 92m]

Bride of Frankie | USA | 18m 48s | Dir. Devi Snively

In this feminist nod to Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creature, but strange things happen when the sparks fly.

Thanksgiving Guest | USA |12m | Dir. Zoe Pressman

Mashed potatoes, new moms, and a new man? Conversation around the Thanksgiving table is never easy, especially when you’re Eva, a young woman with one mission: piss off dad.

Princess | Germany |16m | Dir. Karsten Dahlem

A fiery bully get the tables turned and learns the true meaning of courage.

Superheroes | Germany | 16m | Dir. Volker Petters

Sometimes superheroes come in super small pack(age)s. At least “2 heads short” for his age, Phil gets picked on for his small stature and quick retorts. He forms some unlikely alliances to get the upper hand.

Living Large: Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason | USA | 9m 25s

Wilna Hervey, a six-foot-three-inch, three-hundred-pound heiress played the role of “The Powerful Katrinka” in the Toonerville Trolley comedies of the early nineteen-twenties. While filming on location in the Philadelphia suburbs, Wilna Hervey met Nan Mason, the daughter of her Toonerville co-star, Dan Mason. This heartwarming doc illustrates how Wilna and Nan became close friends and ultimately life partners.

Suicide | USA | 28m | Dir. Molly Ratermann

Carson McCarthy has decided to end it all and drags along her reluctant bestie to help her do the deed. A light hearted look at a serious problem.

Saturday, March 18th

5pm Prince Theater

Manly Stanley Takes New York | USA | 5 min, 34 sec | Dir. Shelby Coley

London-based drag king Edythe Woolley––also known as Manly Stanley––walks us through her Brooklyn cabaret performance set which confronts misogyny from designer vagina surgery, to real online vagina contests to espouse a queer, feminist drag performance. *Nudity

Suicide Kale | USA | 1h 18m

Directed by Carly Usdin

Veganism, dog custody, and the dreaded LBD (have someone explain it) are all topics familiar with most queer couples. But what happens when an anonymous suicide note is found at a Saturday afternoon cookout? Jasmine (writer Brittani Nichols) and Penn (Lindsay Hicks) are a newly minted couple. They’re still at that “We haven’t had sex since this whole month!..’ ‘…but it’s only the 2nd…” phase.  The couple is enjoying an afternoon cookout at the home of their friends, long term couple, Jordan (Brianna Baker) and Billie (Jasika Nicole) when the note is discovered. Awkward! Winner of numerous awards [Best narrative feature, Best comedy, Best Acting] this beautifully shot film is a dark but comedic ‘Who wrote it?’ you won’t want to miss.

Sunday, March 19th

5:00pm Connelly Auditorium at UArts (211 South Broad Street, 8th floor)

Families. Am I Right? Headaches, feelings of depression, euphoria, hilarity and solace. What causes all of these side effects? Families. Am I Right? We love ‘em, we hate ‘em, and now we put their business on blast. [Total Running Time-82m 81s]

Piece of Cake | US | 17m | Dir. Ella Lentini

After a year of dating paradise, things go awry when Jessie’s parents, who are unaware that ‘Alex’ is a girl, arrive in town for their anniversary.

Still Devout | USA | 19m 21s | Dir. Melissa Perez

An anxious 22 year old must choose between romantic love and the needs of her family.

Encuentro | USA | 16m 20s | Dir. Florencia Manovil

Claudia’s night out with friends is disrupted by an encounter with the captivating Isabel.

The Candidate | USA-6m | Dir. Michael Hilf

The Candidate goes through a rigorous vetting process to determine The One for a very specific agenda.

Split Costs | USA | 24m | Dir. Jeffrey Blake Palmer

Two young women from disparate backgrounds share a ride to western Massachusetts in this award-winning story of unexpected friends navigating life’s bumpy roads and moving forward with hope.