All films shown on Sunday, March 18th, 2018 will be shown at:
Drexel URBN Annex Screening Room
3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Student Admission w/ID: $8
Gender Journeys: Addiction, Homelessness, and Trade
Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 1:00PM
This feature documentary, Gender Journeys: Addiction, Homelessness and Trade, by filmmaker Tess Kunik of Philadelphia, focuses in depth on some of the issues that the transgender population in Philadelphia deal with on a day to day basis. Those interviewed were trans persons from Philadelphia and the Director and residents from Home for Hope in N. Philadelphia, an LGBTQ homeless shelter.
Producer Luke Allen will be present for a Q&A session.
Quietly nestled in rural McConnellsburg, PA, a family faces challenges as their daughter comes out as transgender.
Director Hansen Bursic will be present for Q&A.
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Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 3:00PM
A police officer is confronted with his own abuse of power and his newfound perspective saves him from making a deadly mistake.
Director Layne Marie Williams will be present for Q&A.
At station Wissahickon, a female protagonist going to her destination late night not know who could be following her.
Director Hieu Tran and Lead Actress Pheng Tang will be present for Q&A session.
REDCOATS | 19 MIN | USA
Directed by Amy Tiehel
Three British soldiers pillage the home of a woman, her daughter and two grandchildren during the Revolutionary War and get more than they bargained for in this dramatic short with a twist.
Director Amy Tiehel will be present for Q&A.
SELKIE | 7.5 MIN | USA
Directed by Amy Frear
A wayward selkie (a seal that can turn itself into a human) has followed a school of herring up the Delaware river when her seal skin is captured by a man from the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Director Amy Frear will be present for Q&A.
Intimate portrait. Blurred line. Exploration of presence and absence.
Director Oona Taper will be present for Q&A.
PARALLEL LINES is a modern day love story dealing with obstacle of tradition that breaks a bond shared between two friends. Connie (Christine Virata) and Rahul (Issa Kabeer) are best friends who never expressed their true feelings towards each other until now. When Rahul announces he is getting married and moving back to India, Connie is devastated. Like parallel lines, both continue living their lives unable to cross at the same point.
Director/Producer/Writer KhanhMy Vuong and Lead Actress Christine Roldan Virata will be present for Q&A.
PRUDE is a short film about a young woman struggling with self-confidence while learning about the harsh reality of the objection of women.
Director Devyn Grassier will be present for Q&A.
A short narrative film about a hard-headed Chinese American college student struggling to accept her culture.
Director Colin Kalowski and Lead Actress Jenna Lam will be present for Q&A.
Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 6:00PM
FEATURE NARRATIVE | 100 MIN | PUERTO RICO
Directed by Marisol Gomez
ANGELICA is a psychological drama that exposes the implications of racism and sexism upon the family and individual. For all of her life, Angelica has been called ugly because she doesn’t possess her mother’s fair skin. Can she rise to the surface and find her own self worth?
*50% of the ticket sales for ANGELICA will go towards UnidosPA’PR. ANGELICA is co-presented with Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.
Co-presented with the
Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.
Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 8:00PM
FEATURE COMEDY | 86 MIN | USA
Directed by Jason Taylor
Stuck dating guys she doesn’t like and working at her dead-end job, Hanh finally finds the courage to pursue her dreams.
Director Jason Taylor and Lead Actress Hanh Nguyen will be present for Q&A.
JOINED AT THE NIP is about two women, a cockeyed optimist and an excitable agoraphobe who are head over heels in platonic love, and the absurd comedy and joy that bloom from the everyday banalities of building a home and sharing a life with someone—in this case, that someone being “just” a friend. Created by and starring Desi Domo and Suzanne Lenz, the series examines intimacy at one of its lesser-observed heights: within female friendship. They dissemble the patriarchal stereotype that women are designed to hate on other women, proving female friendship is a force to be reckoned with.
Producer Suzanne Lenz and Writer Desi Domo will be present for Q&A.
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