This four day conference/festival will provide an unprecedented opportunity for the public to experience and explore the work of Italian American women in film and video - whether as directors, writers, actors, documentarians, activists, or scholars.
Highlights of the festival include:
a screening of the pioneering film Fatso (1980) by actress Ann Bancroft
video and performance by Penny Arcade
a roundtable on representations of Italian American women in Hollywood and independent films
the premiere of Christine Noschese's feature film June Roses, a presentation of the films of Rachel Amodeo
a screening of Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane Wagner's award-winning documentary Girls Like Us
a tribute to film director Nancy Savoca, whose first feature, True Love, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival
The event is co-sponsored by The Collective of Italian American Women (CIAW) and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at New York University, in association with New York Women in Film & Television, The Center for Media, Culture, and History at New York University, and The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University.
All events, which are free and open to the public, will take place at NYU's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at 24 West 12th Street between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.
The event opens on Thursday, May 17th at 6pm and continues Friday, May 18; Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20.
Screenings each day (with the exception of Thursday) are at 11am, 2pm, 4:30pm, and 7pm.
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