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“Feast of Experimental Films #DirectedbyWomen”

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Media Services will host a buffet of experimental film shorts on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 6-10pm, in the Wells Library, Hazelbaker Lecture Hall (Room 159).  Founded by IU Cinema staffer Barbara Ann O’Leary, the Directed by Women international film movement calls film lovers everywhere to watch as many films by women directors as possible during a 15 day ‘Worldwide Film Viewing Party’ Sept. 1 to 15.


Attendees will be treated to fascinating experimental works by local and IU alumni filmmakers to include: Barbara Ann O’Leary, Jülide Etem, Laura Ivins, Marie Ullrich, and Nzingha Kendall to name a few. Other contributing filmmakers include: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Barbara Hammer, Cecilia Barriga, Julie Dash, Lauren Cook, Leslie Raymond, Maureen Blackwood, Nikki Pinney and lots more! We invite you to come share in this movement.

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Thanks to Festival Committee Members: Barbara Ann O’Leary (IU), Monique Threatt (IU), Nzingha Kendall (IU), Joan Hawkins (IU), Russell Sheaffer (NYU), Jeremy Harmon (IU), Laura Ivins (IU), Noelle Griffis (NYU), and Megan R. Brown (IU) for their invaluable contributions to the project.   Light snacks permitted.

Here is a tentative schedule of events. You can view most of the titles on Vimeo. Read more about the #DirectedbyWomen movement here.

TimeTitle of FilmFilmmakerLength
6:00-6:10Festival IntroductionBarbara Ann O’Leary10
6:11-6:15Attention to Detail Guides the DreamerBarbara Ann O’Leary3.5
6:15-6:19AhAugusta Dayton3.5
6:19-6:22Inuit High KickAlethea Arnaquq-Baril3
6:23-6:27MensesBarbara Hammer4
6:27-6:42Trickle Down Theory of SorrowMary Filippo15
6:42-6:47Point de GazeJodie Mack5
6:47-7:01Meeting Two QueensCecilia Barriga14
7:01-7:11Stretch Break10
7:11-7:16Blue DiaryJenni Olson5
7:16-7:18Subjugate Serendipity and PrideJülide Etem2
7:18-7:21PXXXLLauren Cook3
7:21-7:28Thru the TreesLaura Ivins7.25
7:28 – 7:30Autumn SongNzingha Kendall2
7:30-8:04IllusionsJulie Dash34
8:04-8:14Stretch Break10
8:14-8:23Rife w/ FireLeslie Raymond8.56
8:23-8:26Voice TalesNikki Pinney2.5
8:26-8:37Home Away from HomeMaureen Blackwood11
8:37-8:42Sonnymoon – Wild RumpusLauren Santoria4.53
8:42-8:47Disappearing FranceMarie Ullrich5
8:47-8:55AmazoniaNandini Sikand8
8:55-9:05Stretch Break10
9:05-9:24All Water Has a Perfect MemoryNatalia Almada19
9:24-9:53Frida Kahlo and Tina ModottiLaura Mulvey, Peter Wollen29

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