Bluestocking 2017 On Tour
Bluestocking Film Series is an annual multi-day destination festival based in Portland, Maine. Bluestocking celebrates and promotes talented, established and emerging filmmakers who take the creative risk of placing female protagonists front and center, and serves as a showcase to amplify female voices and stories. Bluestocking was the first of its kind: an all-narrative short film festival that requires films to feature female protagonist and pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test.
In 2017, Bluestocking hits the road, traveling across the U.S. and around the world. Our Maine tour kicks off on August 5 in Portland at USM's Talbot Auditorium. Eight short films by eight talented emerging directors.
Program running time is approximately 107 minutes.
BLISS BLUE > EAST COAST + MAINE PREMIERE
Elle Schneider, director (http://elleschneider.com/) / Anna Carini, writer / Calliope Porter, Anna Carini, producers
Synopsis: A seemingly ordinary woman is clearly having an un-ordinary day.
LAS RUBIAS (THE BLONDES) > WEST COAST + MAINE PREMIERE
Carlota Martinez Pereda, writer-director (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2717602/#director) / Mario Madueño, producer
Synopsis: Blonde, pretty and delinquent. Nothing stands in the way of Marta and Pepa...except another blonde. Inspired by real events.
REAL ARTISTS > MAINE PREMIERE
Cameo Wood, director/producer (http://www.cameowood.com/) / Ryon Lane & Alexa Fraser-Herron, co-producers
Synopsis: Set in the near future, and based on Ken Lius short story of the same name, Sophia has just scored every animators dream. But in order to maintain her artistic integrity, its going to take all of Sophias instincts and nerve.
RHONNA AND DONNA > LOS ANGELES + MAINE PREMIERE
Daina Pusic, writer-director (http://www.dainaopusic.com/) / Helen Gladders, producer
Synopsis: How are you supposed to act when you are conjoined at the hip?
SHAUNA IS A LIAR > LOS ANGELES + MAINE PREMIERE
Chell Stephen, writer-director (http://chellstephen.tumblr.com/) / Kristy Neville, producer
Synopsis: An isolated, imaginative, perfectionist exacts ill-conceived revenge on all liars of the world via the one target she has access to: a classmate sharing her name.
TERMINAL > LOS ANGELES + MAINE PREMIERE
Natasha Waugh, writer-director (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6656785/) / David C. Lynch, producer
Synopsis: TERMINAL is a short film about the decisions women make in the face of overwhelming personal circumstance.
THEY CHARGE FOR THE SUN > MAINE PREMIERE
Terence Nance, director (http://terencenance.com/) / Eugene Ramos, writer / Guilia Caruso, Kady Kamakaté, Ana Souza, producers
Synopsis: In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.
ZARPAZO > U.S., LOS ANGELES + MAINE PREMIERE
Nerea Castro Andreu, writer-director (https://www.nereacastrofilms.com/) / Ziggurat Films, production
Synopsis: Mar and Xara meet in a remote mountain setting. Everything is prepared to make the leap into hiding
USM: Talbot Lecture Hall: Luther Bonney (View)
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103
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