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Still from The Red Ace Cola Project
Still from The Red Ace Cola Project
CineWomen on Screen: A NYWIFT series - November 23rd

This screening series celebrates the work of emerging female filmmakers from all over the world. Films that are included in the series must be directed, co-directed, produced, written, edited or shot by women. Whenever possible, the filmmakers are present for discussion and socializing after their works are presented. 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.

This month's series of shorts is entitled: Women in the Reel World: Sarcasm, Sycophancy, A Dead Aim and Other Useful Tools For Coping With The Everyday.

An accompanying program booklet, can be seen here:

Alistair MacLean: Y'did Nefesh

Meredith Binder, Ian Stone, Producers, Writers, Lead Actors
Andy Spletzer, Director
Nan Avant,* Composer

Alistair MacLean must convert to Judaism in order to marry Leah, the love of his life. Despite his demonstrated scholarship, the Bet Din (board of Rabbis) declares they cannot convert Alistair because he has not found his "y'did nefesh" (Jewish soul). There remains only one option- "Dassie Golblatt's Cultural Boot Camp".

Alistair MacLean the Movie

Loose Ends
Rachel Gordon,* Producer, Director
Carl Kelsch, Writer
Nadine Graham, Contributing Writer

A comedic look at the private fears of Jasmine as she navigates the post-20s singles scene after a break-up. Learning she's the victim of identity theft, Jasmine visits her ex-boyfriend to question his possible involvement, only to discover what she wants, rather than what she's lost.

Loose Ends

The Red Ace Cola Project (top photo)

Susan Metzger, Director

It's 1955, and artificial flavors, TV dinners and space-age foods are all the rage. The International Foods and Flavors Company has just hired its first woman flavorist, Dr. Elizabeth McCovovich. Elizabeth's dream is to work in the lab with her idol, resident big man flavorist Dr. John Comden, but she soon discovers that Dr. Comden would rather her be a secretary than a scientist. Determined to prove herself as a flavorist, Elizabeth must beat out her boss and everyone else to create a new formula for Red Ace Cola, the "cola of the future."

Slide Show
: Tribute to Cinematographer and Visual Artist Charlene Sun

Secret Agent

Dina Gachman, RL Hooker, Producers
Rain Breaw, Director Susan Metzger, Writer

On her wedding day, Katrina must choose between the life she loves or the love of her life. Meanwhile, her little sister, Sheryl, holding her own in a world of danger and espionage, must get to the church in time to walk Katrina down the aisle.

Secret Agent

Union Square
Alison McMahan,* Producer, Director, Writer

A young man out for an evening of fun performs what he thinks is an act of kindness. Or is it?

Union Square

Little Canyon
Olivia Silver, Producer, Director, Writer

Greta's dad is moving the kids cross-country, promising a California paradise and packing half the household into a dented station wagon. All that's missing is Mom. As they travel through forest, plains and desert, stopping at fast food joints, shoddy motels and a poor substitute for the Grand Canyon, 12 year-old Greta realizes that her family is falling apart.

Little Canyon

* denotes member of NYWIFT

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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