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NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: ‘Dos Estaciones’

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Dos Estaciones on June 29th starting at 8PM EST. 

In the bucolic hills of the Jalisco Highlands, iron-willed businesswoman María García fights the impending collapse of her tequila factory.

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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 7:30pm. Short Film to play before feature, Black Mayonnaise

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NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: ‘Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2022’

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2022 on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 starting at 7:30pm. 

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NYWIFT x Rooftop Films Present: New York Non Fiction Program

Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of their signature New York Non Fiction Program on July 1st, 2022 at 9 PM. Doors open at 7:30 PM.

For more than two decades, Rooftop Films has presented their annual New York Non Fiction Program, a night of new short documentaries made by and about New Yorkers. And every year, the screening is one of their biggest and most exhilarating of the year, bringing together uniquely-unforgettable-but-perhaps-previously-overlooked characters and situations. With live music before and after the screening, and an after-party by the Historic Chapel to end the night, this year’s show might be the greatest one yet.

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NYWIFT & Metrograph Industry Screening: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) & Metrograph invites you to a screening of Never Rarely Sometimes Always at the Metrograph on May 17th at 7:00pm ET. This screening is part of a retrospective curated by Emma Myers. Learn more about the series below.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Definition Please’

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, we are featuring two filmmakers that have marked their paths in film. Starting the month with Definition Please directed by Sujata Day. Followed by a conversation with director Sujata Day

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NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Americanish’

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, we are featuring two filmmakers that have marked their paths in film, starting with Americanish  followed by a conversation with Iman Zawahry (Director/Writer/Producer), Aizzah Fatima (Writer/Producer), and Roy Wol (Producer). Moderated by Harsh Pundit.

Welcome to America: Where dreams come true...ish. A break from the traditional romantic comedy, Americanish highlights different layers of womanhood as they intersect with cultural and societal expectations.

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The Wobblies Restoration World Premiere at Metrograph

Kino Lorber Presents a New 4k Restoration of the Landmark Labor Movement Documentary. The Wobblies was originally preserved to film by the Women’s Film Preservation Fund in 2003. The new beautiful digital restoration is getting re-released in theaters in NYC and online via the Metrograph streaming service, as well as nationwide on May 1st.

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NYWIFT & IFC Films Industry Screening: ‘Happening’

France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so.

Followed by a Q&A with director Audrey Diwan, actress, Anamaria Vartolomei, and Caren Spruch of Planned Parenthood. Moderated by NYWIFT Board President, Jamie Zelermyer.

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Virtual Theatrical Experience: 2022 S.W.A.N. (Support Women Artists Now) Day Screening – ‘Coda’

Join NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, FF2 Media, Women in the Arts & Media Coalition (WAMC), HerFlix, In Creative Company, Gotham and African-American Women in Cinema (AAWIC) for a screening of Coda in recognition of S.W.A.N. (Support Women Artists Now) Day, an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘Julia’

NYWIFT invites you to a screening of Julia starting Monday, March 28th to Friday, April 1st. Followed by a conversation with directors, Julie Cohen and Betsy West. Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member, Yvonne Russo.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening: MLK|FBI (Q&A Added)

NYWIFT invites you to a screening of MLK|FBI starting Monday, January 17th through Friday, January 21st. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies...

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NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘The Novice’

A college freshman joins her university's rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.

A conversation with writer & director Lauren Hadaway and star Isabelle Fuhrman, led by NYWIFT Board Member Gretchen McGowan.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘Passing’

Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson), a refined, upper-class 1920s woman, finds breezy refuge from a hot summer day in the grand tearoom of New York City's Drayton Hotel. Across the room, she spots a blond woman staring her down.

A conversation with director Rebecca Hall and star Ruth Negga, moderated by NYWIFT Board Member, Kuye Youngblood.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘Lynching Postcards: Token of a Great Day’

Lynching Postcards: Token of a Great Day provides a look at the history of lynchings in America as commemorated through souvenir postcards. A conversation with Director Christine Turner and Executive Producer Sheila Nevins.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘Found’

In Amanda Lipitz's documentary film Found

Join us for a screening of Found  screening from November 5th through 9th, followed by a conversation on November 9th at 4pm ET with director and writer Amanda Lipitz and producer Anita Gou.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It’

Join us for a screening of Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It from Friday, October 29th through Monday, November 1st. Followed by a pre-recorded conversation with subject Rita Moreno and Director Mariem Pérez Riera. Moderated by NYWIFT Executive Director, Cynthia Lopez.

Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It illuminates the humor and the grace of Moreno, as well as lesser-known struggles faced on her path to stardom, including pernicious Hollywood sexism and abuse, a toxic relationship with Marlon Brando, and serious depression a year before she emerged an Oscar winner. Moreno’s talent and resilience triumphed over adversity, as she broke barriers, fought for representation and forged the path for new generations of artists.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘What Breaks The Ice’

Join us for a screening of What Breaks The Ice screening from October 21st through 26th, followed by a conversation with Rebecca Eskreis. Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member, Gretchen McGowan.

Two girls, from different worlds, form a deep and unlikely friendship in the sweltering summer heat of 1998. Their fun and carefree days quickly turn cold as they find themselves at the center of a mysterious murder.

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