Friday May 22nd, Pictoclik honored some outstanding women in cinema with a red carpet showcase.
Location: Delancey Street Screening Theater
Address: 600 the Embarcedero (two blocks from AT&T Park), SF, CA
**Must be 18 to attend due to nudity, and graphic content.
Meet Joana Cardoso and Shannon Moore, the creators of Effortless City, an innovative pedestrian tool for effortless travel. These two women are embarking on not only launching their own company but making travel effortless and accessible for those who can’t just rely on Google Maps to get them around the world. They are set on changing the way people travel.
Nahal, a six year old Iranian girl, is mesmerized by the beauty and femininity of her Grandmother, Naz. Therefore, with two magical wooden sticks that she finds on her grandmother’s vanity table, she wishes to become a woman, so that she can be as beautiful and as feminine as her grandmother. However, from the moment she becomes a woman, her value as a human being is derived from her virginity!
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution is a 14 minute documentary short that tells the story of the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why the Syrian people are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been turned upside down and torn apart by war.
Directed by Matthew VanDyke, who was the subject of the feature length documentary “Point and Shoot” which won the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. Featuring Nour Kelze, the first Syrian woman to ever win an IWMF Courage in Journalism Award.
Dean Smith suspends his practice to spend all his time searching for a cure for his wife. As the days stretch into months her condition deteriorates and her behavior becomes more and more erratic. There is more at work here than a dying body, something is attacking her very soul.
Set in a sugary, distorted version of reality, Candee Noir is the story of a psycho-sweet woman repressing a “sweet tooth” for murder. At first, everything seems perfect: her life, her neighbors, her cakes. But then her husband Skip leaves her for the young, voluptuous Deb Bartell, and Candee turns to a lonely life with nothing but cupcakes for company, until she realizes there’s another, more sinister choice… a choice darker than 86% cacao.