11/17: DOC NYC film festival discount for NYWIFT members!
This year, NYWIFT has partnered with DOC NYC to support women-made media!
DOC NYC is the country's largest documentary festival and will take place November 14-21 at the IFC Center and SVA Theater. There are over 130 films and events to choose from this year, and over 100 special guests expected in attendance, including Sarah Polley, Michel Gondry, Oliver Stone, Errol Morris, Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, and many others. NYWIFT members get $5 off ticket prices for selected women-made films in the festival, which are listed below.
Join us for the U.S. premiere of How to Lose Your Virginity on November 17! This film was a recipient of the NYWIFT Fund for Women Filmmakers grant, and has been called a "surprising look at virginity's influence, from purity pledges to porn sub genres." A screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Therese Shechter and Producer Lisa Esselstein.
U.S Premiere of How to Lose Your Virginity
Screening followed by a Q&A with Director and Producer
Sunday, November 17 at 9:30pm
The SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Members should use ticket code is FIVEDOC and can only be redeemed online.More information available here.
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs 2:00 PM, Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 (SVA)
A 97-year-old activist continues her decades long fight for social justice in Detroit.
In-person: Grace Lee, Grace Lee Boggs
Breastmilk 4:30 PM, Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 (SVA)
A funny and frank look at challenges and misconceptions over breastfeeding.
In-person: Dana Ben-Ari, Ricki Lake
Exposed 9:30 PM, Fri. Nov. 15, 2013 (SVA)
A portrait of NYC's cutting-edge burlesque artists.
In-person: Beth B, World Famous *Bob*, Dirty Martini, Tigger!, Bunny Love, Bambi the Mermaid, James Habacker, Rose Wood, Jim Coleman
How To Lose Your Virginity 9:30 PM, Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 (SVA)
A humorous and candid look the cultural importance of virginity.
In-person: Donna Zaccaro, John Zaccaro, John Zaccaro Jr
Here One Day 4:30 PM, Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 (SVA)
A personal exploration of a mother's mental illness, through the tapes she left behind.
In-person: Kathy Leichter, NY State Senator Franz Leichter, Josh Leichter
Mission Congo 9:45 PM, Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 (SVA)
Investigating televangelist Pat Robertson and the diversion of refugee relief funds into diamond mining.
In-person: David Turner, Lara Zizic
Stories We Tell 11:00 AM, Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 (SVA)
Director Sarah Polley (Away From Her) makes her first documentary about her own family's secret.
In-person: Sarah Polley
Tiny 4:00 PM, Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 (SVA)
A couple construct a small house as part of a growing movement of sensitivity to the environment.
In-person: Merete Mueller, Christopher Smith
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love 6:45 PM, Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 (SVA)
Celebrating the musical genius behind "A Chorus Line" and "The Way We Were."
In-person: Dori Berinstein, Terre Blair Hamlisch, Donna McKechnie, Rupert Holmes
Things Left Behind 11:30 AM, Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 (SVA)
Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako stages a photo exhibit honoring victims of the atomic bomb.
In-person: Linda Hoaglund
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: Nov. 14, 2013