Join us for this month's NYWIFT Member Screening Series featuring Red Father, directed by Tova Beck-Friedman, and By Any Means A-Veilable, directed by Charlotte Schiøler, both of whom will be available for a Q&A immediately following the films.
The series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.
Tova Beck-Friedman (Director)
2014, 55 min, video
Red Father is the story of the rise and fall of Bernard Ades, a Jewish lawyer and a Communist raised in Baltimore and radicalized during the Great Depression. The film examines Ades's life, as told by his daughter Janet Ades, a “Red Diaper Baby”, who scrutinizes her father’s Communist legacy. Set against the backdrop of the pre-civil rights era, the film follows Ades as he seeks to end systemic legal racism in Maryland, fights Fascism with the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War, and becomes a target himself during the dark days of America's McCarthyism.
Tova Beck-Friedman is a multi-media artist and a writer, working in video, photography and sculpture, and is the recipient of several grants and artist residencies. Her work has been shown at The International Artists’ Museum at the 50th Venice Biennale; The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; New Jersey State Museum; Yeshiva University Museum in New York; The Jerusalem Cinematheque; The Newark Museum; The Norwegian Short Film Festival@ Grimstad; the International Short Film Festival Detmold, Germany; and the Pärnu International Film Festival, Estonia. Her film At the Altar of Her Memories was broadcast on Israeli Television and A Portrait of the Artist as an Old(er) Woman on US PBS stations. The film Don't Ask won first prize on Reel/13 and 2nd prize at the 2010 Athens, GA, Jewish Film Festival Shorts Competition and was broadcast on NY Thirteen WNET.
By Any Means A-Veilable Babette, a naïve but driven Danish woman looking for an apartment in Paris, embarks on an absurd mission fueled by her fear of getting shortchanged. Her original mission, which was light-hearted, takes on a more serious twist when she decides to come back to the same apartment twice.
Charlotte Schiøler (Producer/Director/Writer/Actress)
2014, 17 min, video
Charlotte Schiøler is based in NYC, but also runs a production company, Charlotte Schioler Productions, in France. She is a dancer, choreographer, writer, actress, director and producer. Schiøler has established her personal style with satire and social commentary using dance, theater, cabaret and film in a burlesque and surrealist way. Her plays have toured internationally and won critical acclaim in Toronto, NYC, London and Paris. She recently starred in Better Love by Thomas Campbell and in 4:84, an adaptation of Sarah Kane’s Psychosis, by Jacky Katu. In 2014, she has produced a record of African fusion and the single Better Love by Surveillance. Based on a personal experience of wearing a niqab in France after it was prohibited, By Any Means A-Veilable is Charlotte Schiøler’s first short film. She is currently developing Mousy, a feature film.
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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: Oct. 28, 2014