NYWIFT Blog

NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Once Upon A River’ Screening + Q&A with Director Haroula Rose

Join us for a virtual screening of Once Upon A River and a Q&A with Director Haroula Rose, Star Kenadi DelaCerna, and DP Charlotte Hornsby, moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Amenya Makuku.

Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, ​Once Upon A River ​is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane (DelaCerna) in 1970s rural Michigan who after enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her estranged mother. On the water, Margo encounters friends, foes, wonders, and dangers; navigating life on her own, she comes to understand her potential, all while healing the wounds of her past.

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IFC Films & NYWIFT Present: “A Call to Spy” Virtual Screening + Q&A with Lydia Dean Pilcher & Sarah Megan Thomas

Join us for a virtual screening of A Call to Spy and a Q&A with Director Lydia Dean Pilcher and Actress Sarah Megan Thomas. Moderated by Co-Founder and Head of Programming at In Creative Company Mara Webster.

At the dawn of World War II, a desperate Winston Churchill orders his new spy agency to train women for covert operations. Together, these female agents help undermine the Nazi regime in France, leaving an unmistakable legacy in their wake.

A Call to Spy received the 2019 NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant.

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IFC Films & NYWIFT Present: “Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles” Virtual Screening + Q&A with Director, Laura Gabbert

Join us for a virtual screening of "Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles" and a Q&A with Director Laura Gabbert. Moderated by Co-Founder and Head of Programming at In Creative Company Mara Webster.

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I Used to Go Here Virtual Screening + Q&A with Director Kris Rey and Actress Gillian Jacobs

Bittersweet emotion and awkward humor abound as Kate (Gillian Jacobs) journeys through her past to redefine her future in this big-hearted fourth feature from writer/director Kris Rey.

Join us for a virtual screening of I Used to Go Here followed by a Q&A with Kris Rey and Gillian Jacobs, moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Gretchen McGowan.

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Virtual Event: “Single” Screening + Q&A with Director Ashley Eakin

Single is a relatable, anti-romantic comedy that delivers an entertaining and insightful examination of human connection that also challenges preconceived notions of life with a disability. A girl born with one arm gets set-up on a blind with a guy who has one hand...and she is pissed.

The short film is the recipient of the NYWIFT Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant. 

After the screening, join us for a Q&A with director Ashley Eakin, moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Rachel Watanabe-Batton.

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Virtual Event: Call Your Mother Screening + Q&A

[arve url=”https://www.facebook.com/nywift/videos/891596917933760/” /] Behind every famous comedian, there’s an infamous mom! In the hilarious new documentary Call Your Mother, the film explores the relationships between comedians and their mothers, and how they have indelibly shaped their craft. Please join us for a special sneak peek and panel discussion before the film debuts on Comedy Central...

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