The NYWIFT Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.
Join us for this month's NYWIFT Screening Series feature The Sisters Plotz by members Lisa Hammer and Lisa Ferber who will be available for a Q&A immediately following the film.
The Sisters Plotz is a merry jaunt inside the world of three eccentric sisters: Dada poetess Celestia, manic inventor Ladybug and dreamy painter Whimsellica. The sisters live in New York City with their darling butler, Reginald, and two scheming maids. Imagine Grey Gardens and Downton Abbey with musical numbers by Busby Berkeley!
The running time is 100 minutes.
Lisa Hammer (Director, Co-Star, Editor, Co-Story) is a writer, director, actress and musician. She is best recognized as the voice of Triana Orpheus on the Adult Swim cartoon The Venture Brothers. Her outrageous films Pox, Pus$bucket, The Invisible Life of Thomas Lynch and Period Piece have brought her much notoriety. Hammer has won awards from the CMJ Film Festival, Telly Awards, Hugo Awards, It Came From Kuchar Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Canada International Screenplay Festival, Ontario Film Festival, Indieworks, Movies on a Shoestring, Antimatter, and The New York Press. She has performed one-woman shows at the Olympia Film Festival, Perth International Film Festival, and the Duolun Art Museum in Shanghai, China.
Lisa Ferber (Writer, Star) is a prolific satirist who creates comedies of manners and whimsical paintings. She is the writer and a star of the feature film The Sisters Plotz (directed by Lisa Hammer, and starring Eve Plumb, Lisa Ferber and Lisa Hammer) which launched as a Top Five Most-Watched video on FunnyorDie.com. Ferber’s film Whimsellica’s Grand Inheritance won the audience vote in the It Came From Kuchar Festival, and she starred in underground icon Doris Wishman’s Each Time I Kill, featuring cameos by filmmaker John Waters and B-52s front man Fred Schneider. Her paintings have shown at the National Arts Club, the Painting Center, and Mayson Gallery.
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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: Nov. 23, 2015