NYWIFT's Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (at 2nd St.).
Join us for Maryann Breschard's documentary Running in High Heels—the film that explains how women can simultaneously be the majority of the American population and not run the world. There will by a Q&A following the screening, and an after-party with cash bar and complimentary food at a nearby venue.
Before there was Sarah Palin, there was Running in High Heels! Following the last months of one young woman’s comically inept run for State Senate in New York’s 29th District, this documentary illustrates the controversy between what women say they want and the contradictions of how they go and get it. Issues of sex, money and politics are argued by notable women from the right and left of the American political spectrum, ranging from conservative stalwart Phyllis Schlafly to liberal educator Rosalind Wiseman, whose book Queen Bees and Wannabees became the basis for the movie Mean Girls.
Maryann Breschard is a producer, director, and writer and Madame-In-Chief of 52 Women Films and Books. She began her career interning at MTV. Next, she did literary development for film at the William Morris Agency and went on to produce for video divisions at Time Warner. Recently, she has become known for political works, including Running in High Heels, which has been adopted into the curricula at colleges and universities across the US. Her latest book, American Catfight: Political Wisdom for Women & Other Thoughts Towards Feminine Statecraft for the 21st Century, was published in 2010.
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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.
Last updated: Sep. 21, 2012