Pennhurst: A Story that Needed to be Told

NYWIFT member Jodie Alexandra Taylor's documentary Pennhurst, which screens at the Member Screening Series on February 25th, was inspired by her visit to what remains of one of the largest and oldest institutions for the intellectually and developmentally disabled. One chapter of the story ended when the institution closed, but the fight for equitable treatment and representation for the disabled continues to this day. Making the movie inspired a fervent commitment on Taylor’s part to continue that dialogue and, in so doing, change the future narrative. Taylor sat down with us to discuss the film and its potential impact.


NYWIFT February Programs: Nollywood, Women Running the Show & Audience as Collaborator

“Big Girl,” part of the NYWIFT Member Screening Series: Shorts Program on February 24 at Anthology Film Archives. New York Women in Film and Television’s February programs are filling up fast, so make sure to RSVP soon. Women Who Run the Show February 5, 6:30-8:30 PM Tribeca Film Center 375 Greenwich Street (Between N. Moore...