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Indie projects available to watch now from #NYWIFT members
Each month, New York Women in Film & Television will spotlight indie projects available now from our members. There are enough options here for all interests. This month you can watch a comedic web series about NY women entrepreneurs selling weed, a documentary about losing virginity, a feature drama about 30-somethings trying to get laid, a short holiday film and more…
“Pounds New York” by Latresa Baker
“Pounds New York” is a Harlem based web comedy series about four young women trying to win in Harlem. They birth “Hit Girls” weed delivery service to meet their financial needs and in the process, learn what it takes to sell Pounds of Marijuana in NYC.
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HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY by Therese Schecter
Entertaining, eye-opening and irreverent, How To Lose Your Virginity travels through religion, history, pop culture and $30 internet hymens, to reveal the myths and misogyny behind virginity in America.ARVE Error: need id and provider
GIVE A LITTLE by Laura Meoli
This action-packed comedy explores the struggle for balance between work and personal life, as a young woman struggles to find the meaning of Christmas. While searching for inspiration, she meets a silly stranger who shows her the magic of New York City, at this special time of year.
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ISN’T IT DELICIOUS by Michael Patrick Kelly
NYWIFT member Suzanne Hayes Kelly is the co-producer and one of the stars in Isn’t It Delicious, a tough yet poignant comedy-drama about a woman racing against the clock to fix her broken family.
It will be available for digital download on January 19th.
Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, Vudu
You can also catch it at the NYWIFT member screening on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7 PM at Anthology Film Archives. Buy tickets!
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GLASS FLOWERS by Peetol Weekes
Glass Flowers tell the story of a young girl’s struggle to accept the face looking back at her in the looking glass.
The film will be screened at the Anthology Film Archives on January 27 as part of The New Filmmakers New York screening series.
Location: Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue (@ 2nd Street)
Tickets $7.00 (at the door)
THE NYMPHETS by Gary Gardner
(NYWIFT member Mónica-Tezla Solis Vega-Gorsun is a producer and member Jordan Lane Price stars in the film.)
The Nymphets is an indie drama about a well-to-do 30-something man who invites two rowdy young girls to party in his loft, leading to a night of provocation and cruelty, all in the name of getting laid.
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NYWIFT member Sascha Just directed and produced Ellis, the first feature-length documentary about the late legendary New Orleans pianist and educator, Ellis Marsalis, Jr. Marsalis composed and performed major works of modern jazz infused with a uniquely New Orleans touch. Just spoke to us about all the ways in which jazz has influenced her work, getting to know a creative legend, and her DOC NYC premiere.READ MORE
In the documentary short The House of LaBeija, directed and produced by NYWIFT member Fredgy Noël, we meet the eponymous prominent ballroom family and safe haven for transgender women, queer people, and those in need of community. Over the course of 10 minutes, several members of the house dance, vogue, and celebrate their identities across a strikingly glamorous mansion that seems to be an embodiment of their safe harbor. Fredgy Noël spoke to us about ballroom culture, creative inspirations, and what’s next on her horizon.READ MORE
NYWIFT member Jill Woodward edited the documentary 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted a Culture, which won the Audience Award at DOC NYC 2022. In this deeply personal tale, a gay seminary scholar and a straight activist, seeking to uncover the origins of the rabid homophobia of the conservative church, make a shocking discovery: an erroneous translation of the term “homosexual” in the Bible in 1946 that has been weaponized against the LGBTQIA+ community ever since. Woodward spoke to us about the editing process, what she learned along the way, and which types of projects excite her the most.READ MORE
Welcome, new NYWIFT member Ching Juhl! Ching is a Chinese American filmmaker, video journalist, and music educator who has directed, filmed, edited, and produced three feature films, promotional videos, and hundreds of shorts. Her feature documentary My Yang Gang Diary, which she shot entirely on an iPhone 11, won Best Feature Film Award at Toronto Documentary Film Festival in 2021. Ching spoke to us about the benefits of shooting on iPhone, the intersection of music and filmmaking, and the friends who brought her to NYWIFT.READ MORE