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Women's Words Film Fest
Public House Theater
Chicago, IL
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Thanks for your support of the Women's Words Film Fest. Please attend the rest of the performances Sept 19 to 21 at Center on Halsted.


Women's Words Film Fest
Pride Films and Plays announces seven short films and two episodes from Tello Films receiving their Chicago premieres during Pride Films and Plays Women's Words Film Festival at the Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark) on September 15th, 2014.

Films chosen for the fest include an innocent teenage story of breaking boundaries, a sexy 30 year old woman crashing a teenage party in the South of France, an exploration of love inspired by Robert Frost and glue, the genuine quirks of young love, a betrayal of true love, and a British Lesbian comedy of unforeseen family intimacy.

And the featured web series Rent Controlled is a comedy of unfortunate events: Heather can't move out, and can't move on. When the love of Heather's life decides to break up with her the day after they move in together, she has to decide if she should move on, move out, or put on the moves that would win back Jennifer's heart in this work from Tello Films. These are just some of the tantalizing offerings at Women's Words Film Fest which will be at the Public House Theatre on September 15th at 7:30PM. The full program is listed below.

Along with our nine premieres we will be bringing back Angie and Jackie Final Cut, The Wait, Hypocrites and Strippers and Another Women's Scent, four shorts that were well received when presented in our Queer Bits Film Festival.  

The screening commences at 7:30PM and will be followed by a brief talkback with a few of the filmmakers. The Pub Theater bar will be open beginning at 6:30PM. Please come early and have a drink with us!

Warning: some of the short films and webseries episodes contain adult themes, language, and brief nudity. You are going to love them!

Tickets are $10. VIP Tickets are available for $15 and include prime table seating. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1.800.838.3006.

Women's Words Film Festival Program

Social Butterfly (US, 14 minutes)
written and directed by Lauren Wolkstein
A 30-year-old American woman enters into a teenage party in the South of France. Some of the guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.

I Was a Teenage Girl (US, 6 minutes)
written and directed by Augustine Frizzell
Emma and Jesse are close friends. One night, after an intense breakup, they have a heartfelt conversation that challenges the boundaries of their friendship in an unexpected way.

Practical Things (US, 5 minutes)
written and directed by Kris and Lindy Boustedt
Two girls, first love, super glue, and Robert Frost.

Together Forever (US, 9 minutes)
written and directed by Kris and Lindy Boustedt
A film about marriage equality, everlasting love, creating the perfect moment and finding the grandiose in the everyday.

Friends Who Like Nickelback (US, 16 minutes)
written and directed by Allison Torem
One girl, in Chicago, many subjects and recycled chicken. Is this a cry for "help"?

Say That You Love Me (UK, 9 minutes)
written and directed by Dina Jacobsen
When one relationship ends another one begins and surprises us in a way that is far from predictable and most uncomfortable.

Hide Your Eyes (Denmark, 12 minutes)
written by Gabriela Uweis
Anabel invites her ex-girlfriend, Hanna, to see her new apartment with the hope of getting her back. Hanna, on the other hand, is going to confront Anabel one last time about a rumor of her infidelity. Will Anabel get Hanna back or will they part for good?

Rent Controlled (US, 10 minutes)
written by Heather Dean
directed by Julie Keck & Jessica King
produced by TelloFilms
Can't move out; can't move on. When the love of her life decides to break up with Heather the day after they move in together, Heather has to decide if she should move on, move out, or put on the moves that would win back Jennifer's heart

Angie & Jackie Final Cut (UK, 11 minutes)
Directors: Angie West, Jackie Nunns and Andrew David
This light-hearted documentary follows Angie and Jackie, a lesbian couple in their 50s who try their hand at making a film for the first time

The Wait (USA, 9 minutes)
Writer/Director: Mary Guzmán
Kimberly and Petra are unknown to each other but both in love with Sofia. Kimbery is Sofia's future and Petra is her past. They inadvertently come together to wait, for Sofia.

Hypocrites + Strippers (USA and Pakistan, 1 minute 33 seconds)
Writer/Director: Kim Yaged
Based on Yaged's hilarious one-person show, which follows the story of a feminist who keeps dating strippers, "Hypocrites + Strippers" is a serious comedy about selling sex and selling out.

Another Woman's Scent (UK, 2 minutes)
Directors: Angie West and Jackie Nunns; Writer: Sarah Reilly
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, she remembers being drawn to another woman's scent. Erotic lesbian transitioning/coming out, a true story by Sarah Reilly, poet and artist.

About Women's Words Film Festival
Women's Words Film Festival is Pride Films and Plays' second installment into Women's Words Weekend. The first being the sold out fundraiser, Lezfest: A One Night Fling, held at Mary's Attic on July 28th showcasing a melting pot of Chicago's best and brightest women through song and spoken word.  

Women's Words Weekend features films and plays written by women with lesbian themes. This is a contest for works for the stage (plays, musicals, spoken word) and screen (teleplays and screenplays). Two scripts have been selected from each category and  their work will be performed as stage readings during Women's Words Weekend, September 19-21st at Center on Halsted. The stage readings are comprised of local Chicago actors and directors.

Our mission is to present and develop human stories with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters or themes that speak for the community and are essential viewing for all audiences.

Tickets are $10. VIP Tickets are available for $15 and include prime table seating.

For more information visit pridefilmsandplays.com.

About Pride Films and Plays
Founded in 2010, PFP is a script and screenplay development company that works with an international network of writers to develop work with LGBT characters or themes through our the Great Gay Play and Musical Contest, Great Gay Screenplay Contest, and Women's Words for plays and screenplays by women with lesbian characters or themes. We also stage full productions of new and classic LGBT work, winning 2 Jeff Awards in 2013 for Best Musical and Best New Work for Leo Schwartz's Under A Rainbow Flag, and a Jeff Award in 2014 for Nora Lise Ulrey's performance in The Children's Hour. PFP's At The Flash performed at the Dublin International Gay Fest recently, and was nominated for Best New Writing and Best Acting Awards.

For more information on contests or productions, visit www.pridefilmsandplays.com


Public House Theater (View)
3914 N Clark
Chicago, IL 60613
United States


Arts > Theatre
Film > Festivals
Social > LGBT

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Pride Films and Plays
On BPT Since: Mar 18, 2010
Pride Films and Plays
773 250 3112

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