Event

Short Films: ‘This Woman’s Work’
15
Oct
2017

Short Films: ‘This Woman’s Work’

  • Location:1115 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237
  • Venue:LightSpace Studios New York
  • Length:02:30 pm – 04:00 pm

SHORT FILMS: ‘THIS WOMAN’S WORK’ // 1 hr 30m // Sunday 10/15 // 2:30 pm // LightSpace // Q&A with Directors Post-Screening


GEMA // Directed by Kenrick Prince // USA

WATCH TRAILER: http://bit.ly/2yPUDtZ

SYNOPSIS:

After an emotional day with her family, Gema Walker comes home to face meeting her fiancé’s parents for the first time. Upon discovering that her future in-laws plan to drop by their Brooklyn apartment before dinner, Gema is forced into an emotional confrontation when Sam admits that he’s still harboring a sensitive and potentially damaging truth from his parents.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Born and raised in the Bahamas, Kenrick Prince, now an American political asylee, is living proof that being misunderstood can lead one to discover their identity, art and purpose. His worldview and unique perspective have made him a storyteller whose work provokes thought, sheds light and brings viewers into unexplored worlds.


LECHE (MILK) // Directed by Gabriella Moses // USA

WATCH TRAILER: http://bit.ly/2fyhUIS

SYNOPSIS:

Nina, a 9 year-old Dominican American girl rejected by her peers in school because of her albinism, finds solace in the death of an albino deer in her community as she is forced to be friends with her bully.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Gabriella A. Moses is an award-winning director, writer, and production designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her latest short films Sticky Fingers and Leche are currently playing the festival circuit. Her award-winning thesis film Las Mañanitas has played at numerous international film festivals winning Best Ensemble Cast, Production Design and Score at NYU’s First Run Film Festival and Best Film at the Katra Film Fest Series. Her production design work has been featured across top film festivals across the globe including Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca and SXSW.


BUTTERCUP // Directed by Megan Brotherton // USA

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SYNOPSIS:

On days you just can’t handle, it helps to have a friend around. Maggie hasn’t seen Janie in forever, but with a hearty brownie breakfast and a boozy run, they quickly make up for lost time. Still, at the end of the day, they both have to face some hard realities.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Megan Brotherton (Writer-Director- Producer, “Maggie”) is a comedian based in LA. She earned her MFA in Acting at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, which included a 3-month residency at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. Megan wrote, directed, and starred in Everybody Does It, a short comedy that premiered in 2015 at Dances With Films Festival as well as Austin Film Festival and several others, earning a Best Comedy Award and rave reviews. Megan’s new film, Buttercup, premiered at the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival followed by the Cleveland International Film Festival. Megan writes and performs sketch comedy and performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She also directed a pilot that she wrote, and several episodes of Golden California Seasons 1 & 2 as well as numerous funny videos featured on FunnyorDie.com. Megan is currently working on a new sketch with Funny or Die, due out next month.


GODDESS (DEVI) // Directed by Karishma Dev Dube // India, Bengali Language

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SYNOPSIS:

Set in New Delhi, a closeted lesbian risks family and social boundaries as she pursues her attraction towards her household maid, Devi.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Karishma Dev Dube is an Indian filmmaker based in New York. She was introduced to film while working as a production assistant on several documentaries and independent features in Mumbai, including TED fellow Shalini Kantayya’s documentary Chasing the Sun. A recipient of the Dean’s fellowship, Karishma is currently a thesis MFA student at the Graduate Film Program at NYU. Her recent short film Devi (Goddess) has been shown at a number of festivals around the world including the Short Shorts film festival in Japan and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Karishma intends to continue making films that challenge cultural assumptions, both about and within her country.


OUT AGAIN // Directed by Robin Cloud // USA

WATCH TRAILER: http://bit.ly/2wEofNC

SYNOPSIS:

Cat visits her parents for the weekend and is confronted with her mother’s inability to remember one key detail.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Robin Cloud is a Brooklyn-based comedian, writer, and director. She has been featured in Diva Magazine, GO magazine’s “Top 100 Women We Love,” Time Out New York’s “Quote of the Week”, and the Washington Post. Her festival appearances include the Women in Comedy, Ohio Lesbian, Fresh Fruit, Emerging Artists, and Hot! Festivals.Robin graduated cum laude from Howard University’s School of Communications where she studied film under Haile Gerima and studied cinematography at the School of Visual Arts. Robin is represented by Authentic Management.


HE COULD’VE GONE PRO // Directed by McGhee Monteith // USA

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SYNOPSIS:

When Debbie comes home for Christmas, she and her mother Gayle are forced to confront the truth about their family’s past over a tense holiday lunch.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

McGhee Monteith was born and raised along the Blues Highway in Northern Mississippi. After working extensively as an actor in theatre both in the Southeast and New York, McGhee appeared in the Oscar- winning film Walk the Line where she played Johnny Cash’s sister Reba Cash, opposite Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix. Other acting credits include The Undying, Butterfly Rising, and Love Meet Hope. McGhee will next been seen in a series regular role on the upcoming ABCd show American KoKo, produced by Emmy winner Viola Davis. In 2016, McGhee made her directorial debut with the short film He Could’ve Gone Pro. The film follows an estranged Southern family through their tenuous reunion on Christmas Day, and aspires to reflect the uniquely human experiences of McGhee’s Southern home and roots. He Could’ve Gone Pro was named the overall Grand Prize winner of the Memphis Film Prize, making McGhee the first female Film Prize winner in the history of the organization. McGhee recently completed production on her latest short, Jesus & Jimmy Ray, in which she stars, wrote, and directed. McGhee currently resides in Los Angeles.


FRY DAY // Directed by Laura Moss // USA

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SYNOPSIS:

An adolescent girl comes of age against the backdrop of Ted Bundy’s execution in 1989.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Laura’s previous work has screened at MoMA, Anthology Film Archives and the Boston International Film Festival, where she was awarded Best Director for her featurette, ‘Rising Up’. Her latest short, ‘Fry Day’, premiered at SXSW 2017. It won the Student Visionary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Grand Prix for Best Short at the Melbourne International Film Festival, qualifying the film for Oscar consideration. Laura is an alumna of NYU’s graduate film program. She was recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film Her feature screenplay, ‘Gordon’, is currently in development.

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