Official Selection – Women in Cinema

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7:30 Program

We are very honored to be celebrating our 4th annual Women in Cinema showcase. These films from around the world feature leading ladies on and off the screen in key positions. In the past, we’ve screened 6-8 short films at this event. This year, we are excited to announce we’ll be showcasing 13 films from around the world. We’ve broken up the showcase into two programs to accommodate the increase in films. There will be a 5:30p program and a 7:30p program on Sunday, August 26th, 2018. At the end of each program, we will conclude with a Q&A with the Filmmakers in attendance. Those with stamina can join us at the after-party at a nearby location for libations and networking.

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The Ties That Bind

An infertile woman in 1960 Taiwan tries to save her family by letting her husband sleep with and impregnate her twin sister. The baby their coupling produces, however, might only serve to drive the family further apart.

CREW: Bruce Hsin-Ta Chiu, Mario Mastromarino, Assata Jackson, Bill Piyatut H.
CAST: Eon Song, Alvin Lam, Gloria Ho

ABIDE

As a man faces the reality of his wife’s dementia, he must decide whether to hold on to his guilt or let her go.

CREW: Molly Vernon, Derek J. Samms, Larry McKee
CAST: David Matranga, Celeste Roberts, Greg Dean

 

DARE

In 2038, where driving becomes banned, two siblings rebel against the government to save their family’s most precious thing: their car.

CREW: Manuela Vasquez, Laura Fernanda, Julian Bueno, Laura Fernanda
CAST: Jhonny Rey Diaz, Ania Catherine, Isabelle Ruthstrom, Gretar Gardarsson

Annabelle Crane

ANNABELLE CRANE is the story of a novelist who searches for inspiration at a writer’s retreat, Blackpoint Manor. As isolation, obsession and anxiety take over, her experiences at Blackpoint may unravel her forever.

CREW: Wyatt Lake, Daniel Hynes, Jalen Marcus, Payne Cowley, Sol Ye, Adam Hull, Sara Korajczck
CAST: Laura Campbell, James Neal, Don Lake

hoods

Upon finding her beloved Grams dead, Scarlet must unravel truths about Grams torrid past in order to carry on her legacy.

CREW: Maja Aro, Jeffery Aro, Louisa Phung
CAST: Eva Bourne, Aleks Paunovic, Gabrielle Rose, Ty Olsson

 

Maggie

‘Maggie’ is a family drama about a woman named Linda, who has recently become the stepmother of an overly imaginative little girl named Maggie. Linda’s goal is to be accepted as Maggie’s mother, despite Maggie’s tendency to rebel and embarrass her by carrying around a strange homemade doll.

CREW: Lindsay Kampenhout, Dhane Taylor

Official Selection – Women in Cinema

Written by Pictoclik on . Posted in Events, News

5:30 Program

We are very honored to be celebrating our 4th annual Women in Cinema showcase. These films from around the world feature leading ladies on and off the screen in key positions. In the past, we’ve screened 6-8 short films at this event. This year, we are excited to announce we’ll be showcasing 13 films from around the world. We’ve broken up the showcase into two programs to accommodate the increase in films. There will be a 5:30p program and a 7:30p program on Sunday, August 26th, 2018. At the end of each program, we will conclude with a Q&A with the Filmmakers in attendance. Those with stamina can join us at the after-party at a nearby location for libations and networking.

CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS

Stationary

After a traumatic event, Rose, an enigmatic young woman, decides to flee her hometown and to start over in a new city. She is convinced that this is the only way to escape her traumatic past. In London, she tries to rebuild her life while denying her own unhappiness. However, an encounter with her mysterious neighbor, Ryan will turn her world upside down.

CREW: Jeanne Boyé, Kikki Strupat, Shaun Rhodes
CAST: Sonya Cullingford, Joshua Hayes

CUBE

The film tells about the dramatic fate of a woman at her fifties working in an ordinary children’s music school as a cleaner. But this woman is not as simple as it seems at first glance. In the process of history, we learn that in the early years she was talented and full of promise violinist.

CREW: Maksim Kodarov, Sain Gabdullin
CAST: Zhanna Nabiyeva

AFTER

After a tragic global event, two sisters return to their childhood home to get supplies for the new world. One is searching for more.
The other finds more.

CREW: Emily Scott
CAST: Emily Scott, Kim Hollkamp

CONTROL

In this shockingly dark but utterly poignant comedy from Alison Becker and Kimmy Gatewood, a depressed woman contemplates ending her life, if she could just get everything in order first.

CREW: Kimmy Gatewood, Alison Becker, Devin Doyle, Matthew C. Johnson
CAST: Alison Becker

I’m Not Sure Today

An anxiety ridden woman is about to attend her ex’s wedding, but becomes caught up in her own fears of being incomplete, she shares a moment of doubt and uncertainty about her undetermined future with her friend.

CREW: Siraya Saicheua , Pacharin Surawatanapongs
CAST: Rinrada Pornsombutsatien, Milin Wintachai

Trail Past Prejudice

With hate crimes against brown-skinned people on the rise, Sheela is conflicted whether to trust a white man she runs into while jogging, or to treat him with the same prejudice she often encounters.

CREW: Shruti Tewari, Kavya Tewari, Laikh Tewari, S. Viknesh, Shaan Memon, Steven Lagosh, Anthony Cotton
CAST: Shruti Tewari, Dave Garrett, Titus Vikneswarra

Princess Pussy

Diana really wants to have sex, but she unknowingly suffers from vaginismus or “Locked Vagina Syndrome.” Her vagina contracts involuntarily rendering any type of penetration, whether sexual or non-sexual, impossible or extremely painful. She seeks advice from an overly familiar gynecologist and a self-described ‘sexpert.’ All the while her mind races constantly with imagined situations: what she thinks will happen, what she wants to happen, and what she fears will happen.

CREW: Renée Sevier, Justin Molinari, Ashton Green, Nina Isaacson, Kate Nahvi, David Greenplate
CAST: Daniela Montalvo, Gemma McIlhenny, Kristy Goldy, Mala Wright, Michelle Pauls

Official Selection – Maggie

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‘Maggie’ is a family drama about a woman named Linda, who has recently become the stepmother of an overly imaginative little girl named Maggie. Linda’s goal is to be accepted as Maggie’s mother, despite Maggie’s tendency to rebel and embarrass her by carrying around a strange homemade doll.

Key Crew: Lindsay Kampenhout, Dhane Taylor

You can view MAGGIE at our 4th annual Women in Cinema in San Francisco August 26th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.
About the Director

Lindsay grew up in Santa Cruz, California. She attended Brigham Young University, graduating from the Theatre and Media Arts program. ‘Maggie’ was her capstone project that she based off her own life experiences. She currently works as a producer for a small production company in Utah.

Official Selection – Control

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In this shockingly dark but utterly poignant comedy from Alison Becker and Kimmy Gatewood, a depressed woman contemplates ending her life, if she could just get everything in order first.

Key Crew: Kimmy Gatewood, Alison Becker, Devin Doyle, Matthew C. Johnson

Key Cast: Alison Becker

You can view CONTROL at our 4th annual Women in Cinema in San Francisco August 26th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.
About the Director

Kimmy is a director, writer, & comedian best known as 1/3 of the acclaimed musical comedy trio The Apple Sisters. She produced and directed the feature documentary, Nerdcore Rising, which premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival. She has since made a splash in the digital world having directed and produced for Dreamworks, Nerdist, Youtube’s Comedy Week, Jash/Video Podcast Network, Maker Studios. AwesomenessTV, Yahoo!, Vevo, Awestruck, and hulu. She most recently directed a live-action comedy series “Hyperlinked” for Youtube Red/Disney that explores the world of girls and coding. She also directed Rachel Bloom (Golden Globe Award winning “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) in a video for Vanity Fair’s first Founders Fair entitled “LadyBoss.” Other directing projects include “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” on Comedy Central, the Comedy Central digital series “Junketeers,” “Trump vs. Bernie” for Fusion & her series “Milk Factory” for Awestruck, As an actress Kimmy has been seen on Conan, “The B in Apartment 23,” ”Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “The Smosh Movie,” “Jersey Boys,” “Bad Judge,” “Epic Rap Battles of History” and the upcoming series on Netflix, “GLOW” executive produced by Jenji Kohan. When she isn’t acting, directing, or producing, Gatewood has a love for music, she sings and plays the guitar & trombone to her 2 year old daughter. @kimmygatewood

Official Selection – Stationary

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After a traumatic event, Rose (25), an enigmatic young woman, decides to flee her hometown and to start over in a new city. She is convinced that this is the only way to escape her traumatic past. In London, she tries to rebuild her life while denying her own unhappiness. However, an encounter with her mysterious neighbor, Ryan (26) will turn her world upside down.

Rose is coming back from work when she runs into Ryan. He invites her to spend the evening together. There is something familiar about him. After some hesitation she accepts, not knowing what this night will do to her.

Despite his many attempts to get to know her, Rose appears very secretive when it comes to herself. Without giving up, Ryan takes her to a secret place.

Ryan gets more and more intrusive. Rose starts to get scared when Ryan succeeds to read her mind. His questions make her doubt her own decisions. He tries to make her realize how unhappy she is with her life and how important it is for her to go back home. This is the only way she can face her demons once and for all.

Will it be enough to make her reconsider her choices? And why Ryan, a perfect stranger, is trying so hard to save her?

Key Crew: Jeanne Boyé, Kikki Strupat, Shaun Rhodes

Key Cast: Sonya Cullingford, Joshua Hayes

You can view Stationary at our 4th annual Women in Cinema in San Francisco August 26th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.
About the Director

Jeanne is a French filmmaker. Since a young age she is fascinated by the cinema and passionate about the film industry. By practicing theatre for several years and getting a lot of directions when it came to acting, she developed a natural sense of how to work with actors.

After she was accepted by the University of Westminster in 2014, she moved to London and attended the Film and Television Production course. During the course she directed a second end of year short film, which confirmed her desire of becoming a director. She also showed great interest in screenwriting during her studies and explored this field further in depth with different courses. In 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Meanwhile she completed two internships in French award-wining production companies: Sombrero Films and Delante Productions. These companies enhanced her knowledge of the film industry and she gained a better comprehension of the making of a film.

Furthermore, she created her own projects outside of university and participated in film festivals such as the 99 Fire Films Award Competition. This competition requires a creation of a 99 second film, written, directed and produced in 99 hours. Experiences such as the 99 Fire Films Award taught her rigorousness with in her work and how to work under stress.

In her films Jeanne wants to convey strong emotions by depicting « the humans » and the world they are surrounded by.

Stationary is a project she holds close to her heart. The story resumes around human psychology and emotions, which she cares about deeply.