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“One Hand Don’t Clap” Screening at BAM

The beautiful new 4K restoration of NYWIFT Member Kavery Kaul’s award-winning 1988 documentary One Hand Don’t Clap chronicling the titans of calypso and soca music will enjoy its one week run opening March 8th, 2024, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
March 8th, 7:00PM screening with introduction by Consul General of Trinidad & Tobago, J. Andre Laveau and post Q&A with filmmaker Kavery Kaul.
March 9th 7:00PM screening includes post Q&A with filmmaker Kavery Kaul.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ‘Space: The Longest Goodbye’

Join NYWIFT on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 for a screening of Space: The Longest Goodbye followed by a conversation with director Ido Mizrahy, producer Valda Witt, and astronuat Cady Coleman. Moderated by NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez.

Space: The Longest Goodbye is a groundbreaking documentary that follows a psychologist tasked with protecting future crew members from the mental toll that the three year journey to Mars would take.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ‘To the End’

Join NYWIFT on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 for a screening of To The End followed by a conversation with director Rachel Lears and producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon. Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member, Kim Jackson.

Filmed over four years of hope and crisis, To the End captures the emergence of a new generation of leaders and the movement behind the most sweeping climate change legislation in U.S. history.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ‘My Love Affair with Marriage’

Join NYWIFT Tuesday, February 20, 2024 for a screening of My Love Affair with Marriage followed by a conversation with director Signe Baumane.

Set in Eastern Europe, the award winning animated film, My Love Affair with Marriage tackles issues of gender, domestic violence, and fantasy as a woman journeys toward independence and liberation.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ‘Every Body’

Join NYWIFT on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 for a screening of Every Body followed by a conversation with director Julie Cohen.

Every Body is a revelatory exploration of the lives of intersex people. The film tells the stories of three individuals who have moved from childhoods marked by shame, secrecy, and non-consensual surgeries to thriving adulthoods after each decided to set aside medical advice to keep their bodies a secret and instead came out as their authentic selves.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ’93Queen’

Join NYWIFT on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 for a screening of 93Queen followed by a conversation with director Paula Eiselt. Moderated by NYWIFT President's Circle Chair, Jamie Zelermyer.

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93QUEEN follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented — and insider — access, 93QUEEN offers up a unique portrayal of empowered women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ‘Chilly & Milly’ & ‘Over-Flow’

Join NYWIFT on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 for a screening of two short films, Chilly and Milly and Over-Flow followed by a conversation with director Elizabeth Ramjit.

Chilly & Milly is an animated documentary about a devoted caretaker, her chronically ill husband, and the power of undying love.

Over-Flow is a documentary that explores accountability in the Caribbean nation where a lack of environmental regulations and a culture of littering exacerbated the natural disaster.

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NYWIFT Co-Presents Born in Flames with NewFest

NYWIFT is proud to co-present the NewFest screening of Born in Flames as part of NewFest's Queering the Canon Series. An underground feminist landmark of cinema, Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames (1983) is brazenly queer, and unapologetically down to disrupt and dismantle the patriarchy. Set in a near future downtown New York ten years after a socialist revolution, radical feminist factions strategize and debate their own agendas as women’s equality remains unfulfilled. With guerilla style filming and a docu-narrative approach, the pulsing energy of NYC and layered political viewpoints might just have you ready to start your own radical queer biker gang. In-person tickets include a guest introduction by Jessica Dunn Rovinelli.

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