Supporting creative work by women
Film Watch: Certain Women screening series at Metrograph, the new film theater in Manhattan, runs January 6 through 22. See films by six women filmmakers–Agnes Varda, Crystal Moselle, Zoe R. Cassavetes, Ava DuVernay (pictured right), Lucrecia Martel (pictured left) and Miranda July. For information and tickets, click HERE.
Theater Watch: January is one of the busiest months on the New York boards. Festivals abound. Women artists are front and center in many of the projects. Here are recommendations for what to see from The New York Times and Time Out New York.
Women Rule: Buzzfeed article touts that the top movies of the last four years star women. Read HERE.
ICYMI: Disney announced its 2017 film slate, and not one of its eight releases is written and/or directed by a woman. Read HERE.
Speaker Series: January 9 – 12 in New York City. WNYC’s Jami Floyd hosts four evenings of storytelling, conversation, and hands-on solutions building with experts in the fields of technology, criminal justice, health care, and employment.” For more information, visit HERE.
Listen: The 51% podcast on WAMC featured stories about two women who were instrumental in World War II, a campaign to have President Obama honor a suffragist with a Presidential Citizens Medal, and more. 25 Minutes.
Opportunity: The Women In the Arts and Media Coalition is sending out a call for submissions for our new series: Conversations In America. This first artistic conversation is called “Under the Gun.” Submissions will be accepted until January 22, 2017 with a performance date in March. Short plays and Monologues, Short Films, Music, Poetry, Dance Pieces, Paintings, Photographs, Performance Art, and written and performed pieces with a running time of 10 minutes or less. A female-identified member of one of our full or affiliate member organizations must submit and be the primary engine of the project submitted, but it may have any additional collaborators, female or male, members and non-members. Full details HERE.