Powerful Women: Shorts + Feature
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 12:00PM
At Asian Arts Initiative
Feeling a little low, let these women lift your spirits and touch your soul.
The year is 1937. Alfred, a young German Jewish boy, and his father flee from Germany during the outbreak of WWII, finding a haven in Shanghai – the last port of refuge. When he befriends a doctor’s daughter, Meizhen, she shows him a glimmer of hope through music and play during the darkest of times.
Kira’s Organic lemonade dynasty becomes in jeopardy when new comer Shantel Osgood sets up an extremely successful competing pink lemonade stand that encroaches into her territory. Starring Marsai Martin from the hit show Blackish.
A freshly divorced mom and her daughter foil a dimwitted burglar’s plans by using prescription drugs and excellent listening skills.
Stephen has a sister-in-law that he really, really does not care for.
Shattered from the implosion of her marriage, Frida embarks on an epic shopping quest: finding the perfect mattress to launch her new life.
Agnes, a charming, agoraphobic woman living vicariously through her noisy neighbors is tested when she has to break through her fears to rescue those who have come to mean so much.
When two young screenwriters pitch their screenplay to a television executive they receive a hilarious lesson in the hard business of Hollywood.
Deborah relies on chance to avoid making any choices in her life, but then faces a decision that can’t be left up to fate.
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 4:00PM
At Prince Theater
“The jungle is neutral, it builds on what you bring it. If you’re weak, it will break you.” So says group leader Jean as a group of women embark on a wilderness expedition that quickly turns into a fight for survival in this Deliverance style thriller. Cue the banjos. Starring Leisha Hailey from “The L Word”.
Marzia, My Friend + Short
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 6:00PM
At Prince Theater
Directed by Maanavi Bedi
A heartwarming story about a complicated relationship, showcasing a bond between a nine year old girl; grown before her time; and her mother.
Marzia, My Friend is the story of an Afghan woman in her twenties who – just like all young people – dreams of love, freedom and an interesting job. Marzia dreams of peace and independence. But because she lives in Afghanistan, her dreams are revolutionary. Ultimately Marzia’s story becomes a symbol of the wider struggle of Afghan women: It is about the right to make decisions about your own life. The film follows Marzia’s life from spring 2011 to the end of 2014, when international troops were supposed to leave Afghanistan.
Closing Night Film: MAD for Madonna | Switzerland | 80 minutes
Directed by Matteo Maccarinelli
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 8:00PM
At Prince Theater
Since 1982 Madonna has been on the scene, pushing boundaries and delighting her fiercely loyal fans. Nominated for Best Director and Best Documentary at the World Music and Independent Film Festival, this entertaining documentary focused on not just the Material Girl, but those who devote their lives (and bodies) to her. From the U.S.A to Israel, France, Italy, Australia and The Netherlands, this exciting and informative documentary uncovers the charming and fierce fandom of Madonna, Queen Of Pop.
About The Women’s Film Festival
The Women’s Film Festival is a forum that inspires and cultivates a movement to celebrate and collaborate the power of women in the film and entertainment industry.