NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.
Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Portrait of a Lady of Fire on August 10th starting at 7:30PM ET.
100% of all net proceeds (less only actual production costs) will be donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds.
NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: ‘Riotsville, USA’
Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Riotsville, USA on Saturday, August 13th, 2022 starting at 9 pm. Short Film to play before feature, Black Mayonnaise
Welcome to Riotsville USA, a turning point in American history where the protest movements of the late 1960s came into conflict with increasingly militarized police departments. Focusing on unearthed military training footage of Army-built model towns called “Riotsvilles,” where military and police were trained to respond to civil disorder in the aftermath of the Kerner Commission created by President Lyndon B. Johnson, director Sierra Pettengill’s kaleidoscopic all-archival documentary reconstructs the formation of a national consciousness obsessed with maintaining law and order by any means necessary. Drawing insight from a time similar to our own, Riotsville USA pulls focus on American institutional control and offers a compelling case that if the history of race in America rhymes, it is by design.