Monthly Film Festival
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) invites you to celebrate up-and-coming female talent behind the camera with this month’s InFocus: Female Cinema. The day’s programming includes two programs rich with a variety of stories, genres and perspectives from female filmmakers, and concludes with an exciting new feature by writer-director Rachel Wortell.
The evening begins with a shorts program that presents a combination of documentaries and narratives that tackle the experiences found in the overlap between sexuality, homelessness, mental health, disability, and cultural context. The stories we get to delve into include LGBTQ+ teen homelessness, deafness in Latinx communities, the cultural narrative around women and sex, and Jessie Adler’s look at suicide in the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in her documentary, Boxers of Brule.
The program continues with the second shorts program, which includes stories of women and intuition, the frustrations of motherhood, female friendship, intergenerational conflict, and Kirsten Vangsness’s directorial debut, the beautifully animated and uncannily vivid representation of an experience of a lack of safety all too familiar to many, Curtains.
The night’s line-up concludes with feature film Romance Analyst, a surreal, contemplative and undeniably funny look at one woman’s relationship with her mental health, written and directed by Rachel Wortell.
NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year in addition to its special InFocus programming which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region. All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects which will be considered for all upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the InFocus programming.
First come, first served. While supplies last. Only limited number of seats available. Seating is not guaranteed. Arrive early. Theater is not responsible for overbooking. Screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording.
Program #1 – InFocus: Female Cinema – Shorts Program # 1
4:00 PM – Pre-Reception
4:30 PM – Program
6:00 PM – Audience Q&A
Program #2 – InFocus: Female Cinema – Shorts Program # 2
6:15 PM – Pre-Reception
6:45 PM – Program
8:00 PM – Audience Q&A
Program #3 – InFocus: Female Cinema – Feature Program: Romance Analyst
8:15 PM – Pre-Reception
8:45 PM – Program
10:30 PM – Audience Q&A