All films will be shown at:
University of the Art, Caplan Recital Hall
211 South Broad Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Sunday, March 13th, 2016- Double Feature with one ticket price
UnSlut: A Documentary Film | Canada | 38 minutes | @11:15PM
Directed by Emily Lindin
This documentary short from The UnSlut Project asks: Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, including sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada? Through interviews with sexuality experts, advocates, and media figures, UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the manifestations and often devastating results of sexual shaming in North America and offers immediate and long-term goals for personal, local, and institutional solutions.
Moms and Meds: Navigating Pregnancy & Psychiatric Medication | USA | 54 minutes | @11:55PM
Directed by Dina Fiasconaro
Moms and Meds: Navigating Pregnancy & Psychiatric Medication is a feature-length documentary film that explores the options women face when they want to have children, but take psychotropic medication for mental illness. The film follows multiple women who are dealing with this issue: some who have chosen to wean off of medication prior to or during pregnancy, some who remained on medication during (and after) pregnancy, and one woman who decided that the best option for both her and her child was putting him up for adoption. Other interviewees include doctors, advocates and family members who influence, and are affected by, these decisions.
The film focuses on the personal stories of these women, and the many facets, both positive and negative, of making such decisions. It addresses the struggle and emotional turmoil, as well as the hope and perseverance of the featured women, and advocates for their ability to make the best individual and personal choices for themselves and their families.
Sunday, March 13th, 2016- Artistic Shorts Program @ 1:00PM- Free Event
Breath of Clay | France | 17 minutes | Directed by Sandra Formatger Garcia
At the crossroads between documentary filmmaking and artistic creation, Breath of Clay (Souffle d’argile) renders the inwardness of the artist Philippine Schaefers work. Discreetly, the camera glides close to the creative process to capture photographic images of the outcome of this intense work. Here clay has the primary role. Clay as a reminder of Mother Earth, of Genesis, of the first artistic creations, the healing material since ancient times … Clay and the body dancing between fascination and obsession to the rhythms of an almost childlike freedom. In the form of a triptych, the film shows true moments of inspiration rarely captured. And without any second take. A symbiosis between the artist and the filmmaker, closer to Philippine Schaefers creativity and intentions, her favored themes: nature and human. A bold work, one that moves us by its immediacy.
WARNING: INVOLVES NUDITY.
Bryn | USA | 9 minutes | Directed by Marc Menish
Portrait of a young female woodcarver in West Virginia who, despite having some social anxiety issues, has a 50,000+ following on social media and a long backlog of orders.
Director, Marc Menish and subject, Bryn may be available to do a Q&A session via Skype.
Hide and Seek | USA | 4 minutes | Directed by Garth Kravits
What face do you see when you look in the mirror? Hide and Seek is a short film that speaks to the societal challenge that women, and especially women of color, endure every day. To look in the mirror and to hope to see a face other than your own. One that is closer to what magazines, television and movies define as beautiful or even normal.
Co-Producer and Lead Actress, Lia Chang and Co-Producer and Director, Garth Kravits will be in attendance for a Q&A session.
Santo, A Dance Narrative on Domestic Violence | USA | 11 minutes | Directed by Stephanie Ramones
Using the silent but powerful art of dance to raise awareness on the dangers of staying in an abusive relationship. Starring world champion Philadelphia dance company Art in Motion Latin Dancers this short film tells the story of a group of women and their struggle in deciding whether to stay or go and the roller coaster they’re on. We get a personal view on the story of Liz and Darlin as we enter Liz’s worst nightmares and see their home life.
Director, Stephanie Ramones will be in attendance for a Q&A session.
Sunday, March 13th, 2016- Free Event with light wine & cheese reception
I Believe in Unicorns | 80 minutes | USA | @ 2:15PM
Directed by Leah Meyerhoff
Davina is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades when his volatile side begins to emerge. I Believe in Unicorns takes us on a road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love.
Director, Leah Meyerhoff will be available to do a Q&A session via Skype.
Wine courtesy of CBL Wine Company LLC.