Monthly Film Festival

March 09, 2013 02:00pm PST - 07:00pm PST

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the inaugural launch of the Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque

Co-presented by the Women in Film International Committee, the Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque, the InstitutoCubano del Arte e IndustriaCinematograficos (ICAIC) and NewFilmmakers Los Angeles.

Panel Moderator: Laura Bickford, Producer (Traffic, Che, Arbitrage)

Join an afternoon screening of documentary and narrative shorts from the women of the Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque. These women are Cuba’s preeminent female directors, writers and actors.
These films, which make their U.S. debut here before the program travels to New York and Miami. The screening is followed by a panel discussion on The Independent Story Finds A Home In Global Cinema: Where Women Are Taking The Lead followed by a light refreshment reception to get a chance to meet the visiting filmmakers from Cuba.

Join Moderator producer Laura Bickford and a panel of the visiting Cuban filmmakers Marina Ochoa, Milena Almira,Gloria Rolandoand Claudia Rojas in a discussion that will explore how American and Cuban women filmmakers are fueling modern global cinema. Topics will include how the two countries see women depicted and the perception of each other’s roles in storytelling. Examine what drives women filmmakers in to bring stories to life and to an audience.  Enjoy meeting the filmmakers at a light refreshment reception.

Seating is limited. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the event at the door (cash or check only).

Honorary Hosts: Annette Bening, Laura Bickford, Jackson Browne, Lisa Cholodenko, James Cromwell Isabel Cueva, Benicio Del Toro, Hector Elizondo, Naomi Foner, Brad Horwitz, Penny Marshall, Mike and Irena Medavoy, RickNicita and Paula Wagner, Sean Penn, Shervin and AnahitaPishevar, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Sarandon, Hilda Solis, Oliver Stone, Andy Spahn and Dionne Warwick

Sponsors: Shangri-La Entertainment, Sean Penn, the Shervin& Ana Pishevar Foundation, Brad Horwitz, Cuba Travel Services, SDI Media Group, ArisAnagnos, Hector Elizondo,Harvey Vechery, Councilmember Eric Garcetti, and other generous individuals.

Los Angeles Media Sponsor: KPFK 90.7fm Pacifica Radio Network, Los Angeles: Vanity Cosmetics

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