NYWIFT Blog

“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 Industry Screening: ‘Plan C’ at NYU

Join NYWIFT at NYU for an Industry Screening of Plan C, a documentary that features the Plan C campaign activists and providers who began to mail abortion pills during the pandemic, continuing their critically important work in the face of crumbling reproductive rights and access across the US. Screening will be followed by a discussion with director Tracy Droz Tragos, Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Kate Shaw, and NYU School of Law, Reproductive Justice Clinic Sarah Wheeler. Moderated by NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez.

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New York Restoration Premiere of Spirit to Spirit: Nikki Giovanni

The Women's Film Preservation Fund of NYWIFT is proud to announce the New York restoration premiere of Spirit to Spirit: Nikki Giovanni at "To Save and Project," the 20th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation.

Once crowned “The Princess of Black Poetry,” the prolific and political Nikki Giovanni has become one of America’s most popular poets. This lyrical and visually provocative film details the poet’s coming-of-age against the background of her times: the Civil Rights struggle, the Vietnam War, and the Women’s Movement. Independent director and producer Mirra Bank skillfully weaves performance footage with evocative photomontage, archival footage, and colorful animation, creating a dynamic and intimate portrait of the poet.

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NYWIFT Co-Presents ‘Flower’ at UrbanWorld Film Festival 2023

NYWIFT is proud to co-present an in-person screening of Flower at the 2023 UrbanWorld Film Festival! Followed by an intimate conversation with featured performer and ballet legend Misty Copeland and executive producer Nelson George. Moderated by NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez.

In homage to Black silent films of the 1920s, filmmaker Lauren Finerman directs a poignant story about a young woman named Rose (Misty Copeland), who has had to place her dreams on hold to care for her mother, Gloria (Christina Johnson), living with dementia. A potent subtext to the film is the housing affordability crisis that's devastated the Bay Area. As Rose struggles to keep a roof over their heads, she watches the neighborhood around her fade away much like her mother's memory, until the mysterious Sterling (Babatunji Johnson) helps to highlight the power of community and the strength found through unity, bringing Rose renewed hope for the future.

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NYWIFT Co-Presents NewFest 2023 Shorts: Women’s Night Out Remix

New York Women in Film & Television is delighted to join the 35th Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (NewFest) to co-present Shorts: Women's Night Out Remix on Friday, October 20th at 7:30pm ET. 

A surprising and sizzling collection of sapphic short films, all directed by women and nonbinary filmmakers — followed by NewFest's Women’s Night Out Party at SVA Theatre!

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NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘My Love Affair With Marriage’

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) invites you to an in-person screening of My Love Affair with Marriage at Quad Cinema on October 11th at 7:30pm ET followed by Q&A with director Signe Baumane.

My Love Affair With Marriage follows Zelma on her 23-year quest for perfect love and lasting marriage set against a backdrop of historic events in Eastern Europe.

​Told from a woman’s point of view, the film blends historical, biological, societal, and emotional arcs with a lively sense of humor and musical numbers. This animated film for adults tackles the issues of love, gender norms, domestic violence, fantasies and toxic relationships to propel a woman's journey toward independence and liberation.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘Marinette’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Festival & NYWIFT as we proudly co-host screenings of Marinette on June 11, 12, and 17! Marinette tells the story of pioneering French female soccer star Marinette Pichon. Filmmaker Virginie Verrier’s biopic traces the athlete’s battle to earn her homeland’s respect after achieving success in the United States.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘Every Body’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Festival & NYWIFT as we proudly co-host screenings on June 11, 12, and 16 of Every Body directed by NYWIFT Member Julie Cohen! The stories of three intersex individuals who set aside medical advice to keep their bodies a secret and instead came out as their authentic selves.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘The Listener’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT on June 11, 12, and 14 as we proudly co-present screenings of The Listener. When evening sets in, Beth (Tessa Thompson) is one of many volunteers manning helplines to lend a kind ear to people in crisis. An understated drama about a night in the life of a mental health helpline volunteer, The Listener is a stirring testament to the power of empathy.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘The Gullspang Miracle’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT on June 11th, 13th, and 16th as we proudly co-host screenings of The Gullspang Miracle. In Maria Fredriksson’s stranger-than-fiction documentary, two pious sisters buy an apartment after having witnessed a divine sign — only to realize that the seller of the apartment looks identical to their other sister, who committed suicide some thirty years before.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘Cold Copy’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT June 11th, 12th, and 16th as we proudly co-host screenings of Cold Copy. The kinetic drama Cold Copy follows an ambitious journalism student’s tactics to impress, and get into the good graces of, an esteemed yet cutthroat news reporter — even if it involves manipulating her latest story … and truth itself.

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NYWIFT Co-Hosts ‘Apolonia, Apolonia’ at Tribeca Festival

Join Tribeca Film Festival & NYWIFT on June 8th, 10th, and 15th as we proudly co-host screenings of Apolonia, Apolonia. The striking character-driven documentary Apolonia, Apolonia dives into the exhilarating lifestyle of a young French painter. Filmmaker Lea Glob’s intimate exploration of Apolonia Sokol’s creative pursuits and setbacks results in poignant and deeply-felt storytelling.

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