Bluestocking Film Series Fall 2013 Screening Event
Astronauts? Check. Zombies? Check. WWII resistance heroines? Check. Yes, the Bluestocking Film Series brings that and more!
The Bluestocking Film Series returns to MECA (Maine College of Art) on October 19 with a powerful roster of six woman-directed short films. The films offer a vision of women protagonists seldom seen and are as culturally diverse as their directors. Following are synopses and director bios.
"Good Night" - Muriel D'Ansembourg, director
Synopsis: An intimate portrait of two teenage girls on a secret night out where their childhood innocence is threatened by an awakening sexuality. Giving mixed signals to the men they meet, the boundaries between innocent play and dangerous seduction begin to blur.
Director's Bio: Muriel studied Screenwriting in The Netherlands and graduated with Distinction for an MA in Directing at the London Film School. "Good Night" was a BAFTA-nominee.
"She, Who Excels in Solitude" - Mako Kamitsuna, director
Synopsis: In 1960 during the Space Race, a woman vying to become the first female astronaut meets a nurse ready to give up on a dream of her own. Inspired by a true event.
Director's Bio: Born in Houston, Texas and raised in Hiroshima, Japan, Mako holds her MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She edited the indie feature, PARIAH, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Focus Features. This film was created during Mako's participation in the AFI's prestigious Directing Workshop for Women.
"Our Rhineland" - Faren Humes, director
Synopsis: In 1937, under the Third Reich, Germans of mixed race were located, identified and admitted into clinics. Hundreds were rendered sterile. Two sisters fought back.
Director's Bio: Faren Humes is a writer & filmmaker whose work showcases those we often forget.
"Ravenous" - Carmen Falk, director
Synopsis: There was an old woman...and her granddaughter.
Director's Bio: Carmen Falk is a Tasmanian filmmaker. She is currently in production on her next film. "Ravenous" was originally made for a 48 Hr Horror Film Festival - the film went on to win 'Best Film' at The Stranger With My Face Horror Film festival with the award presented by filmmaker Jennifer Lynch.
"Plan B" - Shirin Brown, director
Synopsis: Katrina is on a mission to get her kids to school and get to work on time. Today, as always, there are unexpected challenges which she must overcome. Will she succeed and keep her job?
Director's Bio: Shirin Brown is a filmmaker from New Zealand. A graduate of the Masters in Screen Production at the University of Auckland, she has made a number of narrative short films and is currently teaching at the School of Digital Design at Auckland University of Technology.
"Goodnight My Love" - Kellee Terrell, director
Synopsis: In an apartment building overrun by zombies, Aimee and Cynthia, a Black lesbian couple, spend what may be their final moments hashing out the issues that plagued their 7-year relationship.
Director's Bio: Kellee Terrell holds an M.A. in African-American Studies from Columbia University in New York and is currently working on her MFA in Film Directing at Columbia College of Chicago.
Osher Hall - MECA
522 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
|Minimum Age: 17|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|