2019 WOMEN OF WONDERS

FILM FEST

Friday March 15, 7:30 pm

 
HALF THE PICTURE
Directed by Amy Adrion
(93 min)

A feature length documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework to talk to successful women directors about their career paths, their struggles, their inspiration and their hopes for the future.

Women of Wonders Showcase #1

Saturday March 16, 1:00 pm

 
CAN DOLLS BE MY NEIGHBOR 
Directed by Claire He 
(4 min)

 

In 2001, Ayano Tsukimi moved back to her childhood home, Nagoro, Shikoku, to find that only 40 people were left in the once vibrant village of 350. The young moved to cities, the old outpaced by age. She started making dolls to guard against the crows in her field. One by one, her neighbors came back as life-size dolls built from clothes and memories.

THE WOMEN OF TITMOUSE ANIMATION
Directed by Christine Guest
(22 min)

A diverse group of women in an independent studio challenge the lack of representation in the animation industry by sharing their pathways from classroom to career.

ONE GIRL
Directed by Rosa Russo
(64 min)

A documentary feature where we follow for one day four young girls each living in a different country but awoken by the same dawn in the same time-zone: South Sudan, Romania, Palestine, Finland. Our girls are so different from one another and yet so similar in their behaviors, intentions, desires and dreams.

Saturday March 16, 4:00 pm

 
SUMMER IN HERS SEASON
Directed by Sunhee Na
(20 min)

Se-Yeon who prepares her wedding goes in search of her mom who suddenly disappeared.

HALF THE PICTURE
Directed by Amy Adrion
(94 min)

A feature length documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework to talk to successful women directors about their career paths, their struggles, their inspiration and their hopes for the future.

 

Women of Wonders Showcase #2

Saturday March 16, 7:30 pm

 
CROSSING SPACES: MARSHALL ISLANDS TO HAWAIʻI
Directed by Lola Quan Bautista
(6 min)

Part of a series of documentary shorts profiling three Micronesian women in Honolulu as they grapple with the challenges of higher education and work to enact meaningful change for their families and communities. 

CROSSING SPACES: POHNPEI FSM TO HAWAIʻI

Directed by Lola Quan Bautista

(6 min)

Part of a series of documentary shorts profiling three Micronesian women in Honolulu as they grapple with the challenges of higher education and work to enact meaningful change for their families and communities. 

CROSSING SPACES: CHUUK FSM TO HAWAIʻI

Directed by Lola Quan Bautista

(6 min)

Part of a series of documentary shorts profiling three Micronesian women in Honolulu as they grapple with the challenges of higher education and work to enact meaningful change for their families and communities. 

SINCERELY, KAYE

Directed by Kristle Backe

(10 min)

A young woman reflects on how her parents’ divorce and unstable upbringing affects the way she approaches relationships as an adult.

SOMEWHERE IN JULY

Directed by Laina Barakat

(17 min)

Somewhere In July follows a 10-year-old girl, caught in chasm of a family divided over her father’s recent transition into a woman.

PETALS & STEMS

Directed by Alison Week

(6 min)

The idea that nothing lasts forever rings especially true for a modern florist.

A GREAT RIDE

Directed by Deborah Craig

(33 min)

A documentary about older lesbians aging with dynamism and zest for life.

Sunday March 17, 1:00 pm

 
SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Directed by Anna Rose Ii-Epstein

(7 min)

Wanting something more from life, a chance meeting sends two women on a quest for love in this romantic musical.

HALF THE PICTURE

A feature length documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, using the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework to talk to successful women directors about their career paths, their struggles, their inspiration and their hopes for the future.

 

Directed by Amy Adrion

Women of Wonders Showcase #3

Sunday March 17, 4:00 pm

 
SOMEWHERE IN JULY

Directed by Laina Barakat

(17 min)

Somewhere In July follows a 10-year-old girl, caught in chasm of a family divided over her father’s recent transition into a woman.

A GREAT RIDE

Directed by Deborah Craig

(33 min)

A documentary about older lesbians aging with dynamism and zest for life.

7 WEEKS

Directed by Constanza Figari

(66 min)

Camila, a young dance student, gets pregnant by her boyfriend Simón. The news spreads rapidly and everyone is excited about the arrival of a baby, but Camila is not sure about being a mother so she will have to face a difficult decision.

 

Women of Wonders Showcase #4

Sunday March 17, 7:00 pm

SINCERELY, KAYE

Directed by Kristle Backe

(10 min)

A young woman reflects on how her parents’ divorce and unstable upbringing affects the way she approaches relationships as an adult.

STOKE

Directed by Zoe Eisenberg & Phillips Payson

(87 min)

An entitled young woman coming to terms with her grief hires two wannabe tour guides to take her to an active volcano.

Past WOW

March 1-2, 2018

March 1-2, 2017

May 28-30, 2015

March 29-30, 2014

March 4-7, 2013

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