All films shown on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 will be shown at:

Ruba Club
416 Green St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
www.rubaclub.org
(215) 627-9831
Admission: $10
Student Admission w/ID: $8


That’s Messed Up! Part II Shorts Program:
More flicks that will make you clutch your pearls and say, “That’s messed up!”.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 6:00PM

 

PANIC ATTACK! | 3 MIN | USA
Directed by Eileen O’Meara

You know the nagging thoughts that start with “did I leave the coffee on?” and turn in to “am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

CHALK | 12 MIN | UK
Directed by Lauren Jupp

A young woman must find the strength to stand up to her grandad after being forced into a snooker club scam with dangerous consequences.

PRACTICE | 9 MIN | UK
Directed by Deva Palmier

Alja falls in love online with Ebb, a self-described jihadi, and longs to visit him. But he insists on setting a series of escalating challenges to prove that she’s tough enough. When events start taking a darker turn, it becomes Alja’s turn to challenge Ebb’s commitment and integrity.

PRACTICE is a deceptively dark film that focuses on themes of grooming and radicalisation, and also challenges us to look at the way we pre-judge people of different nationalities and religions.

JUST SUPER | 14.5 MIN | USA
Directed by Lee Milby

JUST SUPER is a slice look into the mundane city life of a mousey gal. She notices everything while seeing nothing.

RUNNER | 12.5 MIN | USA
Directed by Clare Cooney
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A girl goes for a jog and witnesses something she can’t run away from.

 

RIPPLE | 11.5 MIN | BELGIUM
Directed by Emilie Vloeberghs (message from Emilie Vloeberghs)

Dirk is taking his younger mistress on a boat trip. He’s trying to tell her something. She’s trying to read a book.

THE GIFT OF THE MAGPIE | 11 MIN | USA
Directed by Anita George
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It’s carpe diem for a couple of small time grifters on Christmas Eve 1934. Starring Helen Slayton-Hughes (“Ethel Beavers” from Parks and Recreation), Milton Severe, Adam Osterhaus, and Pamela Forrest.

LADY LILLIAN | 7.5 MIN | USA
Directed by Amber Johnson
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LADY LILLIAN is a dark comedy about a tarot card reader/psychic whose rambling and somewhat absurd conversations with clients become self-fulfilling prophecies.

 

 

 


Fattitude
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 8:00PM
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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | 89 MIN | USA
Directed by Lindsey Averill & Viridiana Lieberman

FATTITUDE is a feature length documentary that exposes how culture – particularly media culture – encourages weight bias. Fat hatred crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender, informed by a post-modern, post-colonial, feminist background, FATTITUDE smashes cultural bias with with, savvy and some righteous anger. This eye opening film features a diverse variety of voices including the likes of Jackson Katz, Marilyn Wann, Sonya Renee Taylor, writer/comedian Lindy West, acress and talk show host Ricki Lake, Winne Holzman (creator of ABC’s “My So-Called Life”), Guy Branum (Chelsea Lately), model Tess Munster, and many others.

*FATTITUDE will be followed by a performance by Kitty Devereaux of the Sister Bear Burlesque Troupe!

BRINGER OF WAR
NARRATIVE SHORT | 7 MIN | USA
Directed by Koura Linda

Live action tea time becomes an animated war zone when a vanilla cupcake comes to life, tormenting a diet-determined woman in this short film exploring how we see ourselves as women, how we treat each other and how we make a dangerous world in our efforts to “help”.

Because sometimes you just should just eat the cupcake.

Director Koura Linda will be present for Q&A.


About The Women’s Film Festival
The Women’s Film Festival is a forum that inspires and cultivates a movement to celebrate and unite the power of women in the film and entertainment industry.

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