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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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Cynthia Lowen’s latest documentary "Battleground" offers an eye-opening window into the anti-choice movement, featuring three women from varying walks of life who have dedicated themselves to rendering abortion illegal. Per the Tribeca website: “Told with restraint and balance, director Cynthia Lowen seeks to clarify rather than condemn, and presents a new point of entry for this challenging topic.” While the film itself clearly aligns with progressive pro-choice advocates (who also appear throughout) it offers a fascinating perspective on the sheer systemic power of the anti-abortion movement and the perilous future, felt painfully today, of Roe v. Wade. "Battleground" was Executive Produced by NYWIFT member Ruth Ann Harnisch and co-produced by member Steffie van Rhee, who sat down with us to discuss the premiere and how this film – from this particular perspective – came to fruition.READ MORE
Violet Du Feng’s "Hidden Letters" tells the story of Chinese women trying to balance their lives as independent women in modern China while confronting the traditional identity that defines but also oppresses them. Connected through their love for Nushu—a centuries-old secret text shared amongst women—each of them transforms through a pivotal period of their lives and takes a step closer to becoming the individuals they know they can be. Hot off her 2022 Tribeca Festival premiere, Director Violet Du Feng, an Emmy-award winning documentarian, spoke to us about Nushu, modern-day China, women’s equality, and her filmmaking process.READ MORE
We kick off our Tribeca coverage with a conversation with Cara Cusumano, Festival Director and VP of Programming! Cara previews exciting changes to this year's festival - including a new name! - as well as some special appearances and events.READ MORE
An alarmingly disproportionate number of Black women are failed every year by the U.S. maternal health system – and it is a crisis that has been largely ignored thus far. In the Sundance 2022 documentary Aftershock, Directors Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee follow the bereaved partners of two of these women as they fight for justice and build communities of support, bonding especially with other surviving Black fathers. The story is presented within the historical context of racism throughout the U.S. healthcare system, and the deadly tendency to ignore or minimize Black women’s pain and concerns.
NYWIFT Member Paula Eiselt spoke to us about how she and Lewis Lee approached this harrowing topic, and why community activists are the natural heroes of her creative work.