Women in the Arts & Media Coalition Screening and VintAge Awards
NYWIFT Members are Cordially Invited to
VintAge celebrates the voice and vision of women in the arts and media as they age. This year's program features the documentary Advanced Style, about older women with unique personal styles and philosophies, plus the short Just the Three of US, starring Leslie Uggams. Another highlight: the panel discussion The Voice and Vision of Women Artists Aging.
The 1st Elsa Rael VintAge Award will be presented to Morgan Jenness, agent and dramaturge, for her advocacy on behalf of playwright Maria Irene Fornes. The awards ceremony will be followed by a networking reception.
Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal styles and vital spirits have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95, who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging and Western culture’s increasing obsession with youth.
Just the Three of Us
Screening followed by Panel Discussion: The Voice and Vision of Women Artists Aging
Networking Reception to Follow
Sponsor Organizations: New York Women in Film & Televison (NYWIFT), Dramatists Guild (DG), the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), SAG-AFTRA and MIST Harlem.
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, a non-profit organization, represents more than 80,000 women and men in the performing arts and media through its member organizations and affiliates. The Coalition focuses the power of its member organizations and their memberships together and uses the combined strength to address issues of concern through advocacy, networking and educational events. Member organizations are: Actors’ Equity Association, Dramatists Guild of America, League of Professional Theatre Women, SAG-AFTRA New York Local, Stage Directors and Choreographers, New York Women in Film & Television, and the Writers Guild of America, East. Affiliates are: WomenArts, The Rehearsal Club, The Women's Media Center, Women Make Movies, Dancers Over 40 and the Professional Women Singers Association.
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. 11, 2015