Join NYWIFT for a screening of Holler followed by a Q&A with Writer / Director Nicole Riegel.
In a forgotten pocket of Southern Ohio where American manufacturing and opportunity are drying up, a determined young woman finds a ticket out when she is accepted to college. Alongside her older brother, Ruth Avery joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay her way. Together, they spend one brutal winter working the scrap yards during the day and stealing valuable metal from the once thriving factories by night. With her goal in sight, Ruth finds that the ultimate cost of an education for a girl like her may be more than she bargained for, and she soon finds herself torn between a promising future and the family she would leave behind.
Screening Dates: Film available from Friday, June 4th starting at 9:00AM through Monday, June 7th ending at 12:00AM
Q&A: Monday, June 7th at 4:00pm ET with Nicole Riegel (Writer/Director). Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member, Joyce Pierpoline.
How to See the Film: A personalized link will be sent to each registrant from Cinesend.
Cost: $2 NYWIFT Members / $3 Non-Members + Q&A is Free
Nicole Riegel (Writer / Director) was named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch in 2020. She served in the military prior to filmmaking and graduated from UCLA’s MFA writing program. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 Faces of Independent Film. She has been supported by Sundance through their Screenwriter’s Lab and the Skywalker Sound+Music Lab.
Joyce Pierpoline (moderator) is an independent film producer and founder of Pierpoline Films, best known for producing controversial, character-driven narratives that tackle issues of gender and sexuality. Her most recent film, The Transfiguration, premiered in Un Certain Regard-Cannes Film Festival, other films include Sundance award-winning cult favorite Teeth, Happy Tears, Angelica, and In the Company of Men. She currently serves on the board of BAFTA-NY where she is co-chair of the film and television committee. She is member of the European Producers Club, the European Film Academy, and the Producers Guild of America where she was founding co-chair of the Women’s Impact Network, promoting gender equality in the industry. Joyce began her career in Paris as head of international press for the Cannes Film Festival.
Free Virtual Q and A
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 Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.