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still photo from Fighting Fish
still photo from Fighting Fish
NYWIFT screening series:  Fighting Fish

This screening series celebrates the work of NYWIFT members. Whenever possible, the filmmakers are present for discussion and socializing after their works are shown.

Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives,
32 2nd Avenue @ 2nd Street.
There will be a Q&A following the screening, and an after-party to follow, with Cash Bar and complimentary food @ Dempsey's Pub, 61 2nd Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Join us for a screening of Annette Apitz’s debut feature, Fighting Fish, the dramatic story about a brother and sister who are forced to confront their tempestuous past for a chance to find true happiness.

Putting his dream of traveling on hold, 21-year-old David lives at home to take care of his younger brother and sister. When his wild and beautiful sister Alice returns to town after a long absence, their complicated past comes back to haunt them. As David falls in love with the new girl in town, Alice is driven to desperate measures to keep her brother close and her world intact, in this tale about love, family and other complications. The film stars Val Emmich, Anna Moore, and Halley Feiffer, and is produced by Slew Pictures.

Annette Apitz
 wrote and directed her debut feature, Fighting Fish, which premiered at the 2010 Nashville Film Festival. Other screenings include the Rhode Island Film Festival, Talking Pictures Festival and the Opening Night of NY Visionfest. Her award-winning shorts have screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Hamptons Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the Florida Film Festival, PBS, HBO, MoMA and other venues. Apitz is currently working as a producer, and just completed her documentary on the artist Kit Keith. She is also writing the screenplay adaptation of the novel The Homemaker, which she is attached to direct.

NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
New York State Council of the Arts
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation

              
              


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts
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