Wednesday, January 7 – 7:30 PM
THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE PRESENTS:
4TH ANNUAL FOCUS ON FEMALE DIRECTORS
This shorts program celebrates cinema pioneers, actresses-turned-directors, cutting-edge animators, music video helmers, documentary filmmakers, festival darlings and the brightest stars emerging from film school.
— Kirsten Dunst’s Welcome (USA, 2007, 13 min). Winona Ryder stars in this haunted house story for Glamour Magazine’s “Reel Moments” short film series.
— Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno (USA, 2008, 3 min). A unique look at the sex life of bugs.
— Patricia Riggen’s Family Portrait (USA, 2004, 28 min). A Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, this documentary from the director of Under the Same Moon revisits two people who were photographed by Gordon Parks in 1968 for Life magazine.
— Amy Axelson and Kimberly M. Wetherell’s Why We Wax (USA, 2007, 20 min). A funny, yet incisive documentary about getting rid of the hair down there.
— Nicole Mitchell’s Zoologic (USA, 2007, 4 min). A 2008 Student Academy Award winner about a very fussy zookeeper.
— Lana Kim and Andy Bruntel’s C’mon Baby (USA, 2008, 3 mins). A stop-action animated video for former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus.
— Ioana Uricaru’s The Sun and the Moon (USA, 2007, 13 min). A meditative, atmospheric portrait of a distant culture, shot in gorgeous black and white.
— Myna Joseph’s Man (USA, 2007, 15 min). Two sisters explore their sexuality in this student film by one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Films 2008.
Discussion with filmmakers Amy Axelson, Kimberly M. Wetherell and Nicole Mitchell to follow screening. There will also be a drawing for a deluxe director-empowerment kit and a reception for all in the lobby. www.americancinematheque.com