MOVIES UNDER THE STARS... MONDAY, 9:30 PM
Casting Couch Fail
Tessa Millesse (Australia) 20 min
When filmmaker Tessa Millesse made a casting call for lesbian actors for her upcoming lesbian themed film, the response was immediate and ugly. Instead of engaging in the hostilities directly, she instead decided to make her point in film.This is it.
Distributed by Canuckamuck Productions, canuckamukproduction.wix.com/canuckamuk;
Michelle Ehlen (USA - captioned) 75 min
Unable to make progress with her ex-lesbian conversion path, a neurotic "All American" Jill tracks down her butch ex-girlfriend Jamie to prove to herself that she is no longer attracted to her. Strung along by guilt and desire, Jamie agrees to the preposterous plan of "dating" Jill so that Jill can close this chapter of her life and move forward with men. A mix of over-the-top comedy, sharp wit, and pathos, Heterosexual Jill rides the edge of laughter and pain, desire and repression, and explores the complicated attachment to one's sense of self in the face of love.
Distributed by Ballet Diesel Films, facebook.com/HetJill/info; firstname.lastname@example.orgTUESDAY, 9:30 PM
The Polaroid Girl
April Maxey (USA) 17 min
Get your rock’n’roll, shutter speed on as a timid young photographer finds her inner strength after connecting with a woman who runs an eclectic camera shop.
Distributed by April Maxey, aprilmaxey.com
The Punk Singer
Sini Anderson (USA) 86 min
The signature is clear, “Girls up front!” when Kathleen Hanna took the state. Credited as a founder of the third wave of feminism and Riot Grrrl – Hanna has been a seminal radical activist, musician, and cultural icon for over twenty years. She’s also been a lightening rod for controversy, and a famously private person. Five years ago, she disappeared from the public eye, and is only now re-emerging. The Punk Singer combines twenty years of archival footage and an intimate look at four consecutive seasons of Hanna’s present life, to tell the story of what happened, and who she is now.SUNDAY, 9:30 PM
The Maiden and the Princess
Ali Scher (USA) 20 min
Little Emmy Adams kisses a girl on the playground and is left feeling isolated and alone. The Grand High Council of Fairy Tale Rules and Standards led by Bernard (Julian Sands) sends her a hetero-normative fairytale to set her down the 'right' path in life. With the help of fairy godmother and rogue fairytale narrator, Hammond (David Anders), Emmy searches for herself amidst this musical fairytale.
Distributed by Ali Scher, maidenandprincess.com;
Mosquito y Maria
Nicole Conn (USA) 105 min
When Mari moves in across the street from Yolanda, they maintain their usual life routine, until an incident at school thrusts them into a friendship and into unknown territory. As their friendship grows, a yearning to explore their strange yet beautiful connection surfaces. Mounting pressures at home collide with their new-found connection, forcing them to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves.
Distributed by Wolfe Releasing, wolfereleasing.com; MORNING PROGRAM !!!WEDNESDAY, 10 AM
Hold On Tight
Anna Rodgers (New Zeland) 13 min
A documentary that asks when you love someone, should you let them go or hold on tight?
Distributed by Anna Rodgers, ctfilms.com email@example.com
Over and Out
Melissa Perez (USA) 17 min
Taylor Larkin is an eclectic tech chick who goes door to door as a technology collector for Santa Barbara Tech Recycle. Laura Ramirez is the high tech-gadget drama queen of the decade who decides to donate her gizmos. When Taylor picks up Laura’s technology, Laura is charmed by Taylor’s old fashioned demeanor. In this queer romantic comedy, two women learn that repurposing technology builds a lasting friendship.
Distributed by Melissa Perez, overandoutfilm.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Jule Japhet Chiari (Australia) 20 min
2030. Mnesya is a data processor, troubled by vivid dreams. Hidden above a train station, she works around the clock like a machine until she opens a mysterious box. In it is the spark that she needs to continue her journey.
Distributed by Suave Qui Peut Films, partisanarise.com; email@example.com
The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars
Noga Ashkenzai (USA) 65 min
Through a series of captivating class discussions, headed by students from Grinnell College, a small group of female inmates at a maximum women’s security prison in Mitchellville, Iowa, share their diverse experiences with motherhood, drug addiction, sexual abuse, murder, and life in prison. The women, along with their teachers, explore the “grey area” that is often invisible within the prison walls and delve into issues of race, class, sexuality and gender.
Distributed by Women Make Movies, (212) 925-0606; firstname.lastname@example.org THURSDAY, 10 AM
Lola Rocknrolla (USA) 5 min
Have a little fun with your partner before your friends come over for their weekly brunch.
Distributed by Lola Rocknrolla; email@example.com
Bros B4 Ho’s
Samantha Lea (USA) 45 min
Female masculinity intimately explored in this documentary of South Africa's first ever Drag King troupe. In May 2012, Catherine Saint Jude Pretorius called a meeting at her house to discuss the formation of a Drag King troupe. Three months later, BROS B4 HO'S performed their first sold-out show. Set in scenic, eclectic Cape Town, the documentary follows six amazing women as they explore their gender identity and perform their own unique personae together. Each from different backgrounds and choosing to do drag for different reasons, the women learn to share and express a part of themselves that society most often condemns.
Distributed by Samantha Lea; firstname.lastname@example.org
Gang Girls 2000
Katrina del Mar (USA) 27 min
Four foxy girl gangs tear it up on the streets of the Lower East Side, and rumble on the beach at Coney Island. What these girls do you will Not Believe! Bike riding ChicKettes! Truck driving Sluts! ! Yes, ladies this is IT! Shot in glorious super 8mm on the rough streets of New York City! A cast of 30 beautiful women driving fast cars, wearing tight pants, eating candy, fighting, kissing and riding horses! A World without men featuring four Dangerous and Foxy Gangs!
Distributed by Katrina del Mar; email@example.com
A Girl Like Her
Ann Fessler (USA) 48 min
From 1945-73, 1.5 million unmarried young American women, facing enormous social pressures, surrendered babies to adoption. Lacking sex education and easy access to birth control, they were forced into hiding while pregnant and then into “abandoning” their infants. Drawing on interviews with 100 women, Fessler lets them have their say and brings hidden history to light. We hear only their voices, which detail wrenching experiences against images.
Distributed by Women Make Movies, firstname.lastname@example.orgFRIDAY, 10 AM
Maria Breaux (USA - captioned) 15 min
Lucha is a narrative short set in 1982 El Salvador in the midst of the country's civil war. While President Reagan sends funds and arms to the Salvadorian military to kidnap, torture and kill the people of El Salvador, Lucha and Isabella decide their fate.
Distributed by Frameline, frameline.org/distribution
The Performance of Drowning
Jeanette Castillo (USA) 12 min
On a trip to 'Crippled Children's Camp' Terry Galloway falls for the deep end swimming instructor and demonstrates her affection in an epic performance.
Forbidden Voices: How To Start A Revolution With A Computer
Barbara Miller (Switzerland) 96 min
This film accompanies three brave young cyberfeminists on perilous journeys. Eyewitness reports and clandestine footage show Sánchez's brutal beating by Cuban police for criticizing her country's regime; Chinese human rights activist Jinyan under house arrest for four years; and Iranian journalist and women's advocate Seifi forced into exile, where she blogs under a pseudonym. Tracing each woman's use of social media to denounce and combat violations of human rights and free speech in her home country, FORBIDDEN VOICES attests to the Internet's potential for building international awareness and political pressure.
Distributed by Women Make Movies, email@example.comSATURDAY, 10 AM
What Do You Know
Ellen Brodsky (USA) 13 min
Students from Massachusetts and Alabama discussing what they know about gay mean and lesbians, what they hear at school, and what they'd like teachers to do. With perspectives ranging from basic to nuanced, these children openly share their thoughts on the words that they hear on a daily basis. Adults can learn a lot from the inspirational children in this beautiful film.
Distributed by Frameline, frameline.org/distribution
Wollie Bohem (USA) 7 min
The first in a series of short films made in conjunction with the women film makers group based in North London. This group develops a supportive community and gives women the opportunity to learn, develop skills and explore film making so that we can tell our own stories. A lovely sweet story about sincerity, respect and finding your own way in love.
Distributed by Wollie Bohem, volventures.com; Twitter: @wollie_bohem
Nevie Owen (USA) 81 min
Cancerpants, is the journey of a 36 year old lesbian woman, Rochelle Poulson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer while trying to start a family and follows her life during and after treatment. Her community rallies around her as she struggles with the challenges of all women battling breast cancer.
Distributed by Devolver Films; cancerpants.comOpen Reel
BRING MOVIES DIRECTED BY YOU, WOMYN!!!SATURDAY, 12 PM
Come see other campers’ videos and films. Sign up at One World by Friday at noon to get into the line-up.