One Nation Under Dog, executive produced by Sheila Nevins, will screen on April 25, 27, and 28. This heartfelt documentary explores the conflicted and passionate relationships we have with dogs, inspiring us to rethink how we treat them. Following three separate storylines by different filmmakers—Jenny Carchman, Amanda Micheli, and Ellen Goosenberg—this film explores the lengths people will go for their furry friends. Tickets.
Wagner's Dream, directed and produced by member Susan Froemke, will screen on April 25. Shot over five years, the documentary captures the challenges of bringing director Robert Lepage's production of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle to life at the Metropolitan Opera. After the movie, stay for a conversation with filmmakers Froemke and Bob Eisenhardt, among others. Tickets.
Whakatiki, a Women in Film Finishing Fund grant winner, will screen in the Short Film Program (Character Flaws) on April 21, 25, 27, and 29. Directed by Louise Leitch and produced by Melissa Dodds, Whakatiki follows Kiri, an overweight Maori woman, who takes a trip with family and friends to the Whakatiki River, where she spent many summers as a girl. Tickets.
Future Weather, a Women in Film Foundation (WIFF) Finishing Fund grant winner, will have its world premiere on April 29 at 5 pm. It will be followed by a panel with stars Lili Taylor, Amy Madigan, and Perla Haney-Jardine. The debut feature of writer-director-producer Jenny Deller and producer Kristin Fairweather, Future Weather is a portrait of a Midwestern teen who is abandoned by her single mother and decides to take survival into her own hands. Tickets.
Joe Papp in Five Acts, executive produced by Susan Lacy, will premiere on April 29. Co-produced with American Masters and featuring Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Kevin Kline, James Earl Jones, and more, this documentary reveals Joe's greatest accomplishments and tumultuous personal history according to the artists he helped create—and sometimes tried to destroy. Tickets.
Nancy, Please, executive produced by member Laura Heberton and starring member Novella Nelson, will screen April 21, 22, 26, and 28. Written and directed by Andrew Semans, this dark comedy explores obsession, self-righteousness and the perverse allure of victimhood for a Yale Literature PhD candidate in New Haven, CT. Tickets.
Last updated: Apr. 27, 2012