BAWIFM 2009 CO-PRESENTATIONS
Bay Area Women in Film & Media (BAWIFM) join
& COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Women Make Movies and
The Roxie Theater to co-present a unique seven day festival
(Aug 28 - Sept 3) of 22 documentary features and shorts made available by Women Make Movies, the world's leading distributor of independent films by and about women.
CLICK HERE to buy online and in advance to ensure you don't get "sold out" at the door. Use the code BAWIFM to get 30% off * tickets to each of these extraordinary women-made films...OR if you are buying tickets at the box office, print out this email and cut off the bottom coupon to take advantage of this great offer!
Most of these films are San Francisco or West Coast premieres and Bay Area filmmakers Gemma Cubero & Celeste Carrasco's film SHE IS THE MATADOR, and internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto's ROUGH AUNTIES open the series.
CLICK HERE to see the schedule of films, for more information and to buy advance tickets to this not-to-be-missed series.
* The Regular admission price to each of these films is $10.00 but the BAWIFM admission price is only $7 (a 30% discount). Please use code BAWIFM for online purchases or for purchases at the box office/door you must print out this offer and bring in the bottom for offer verification.
|BAWIFM is proud to be co-presenting
2 diverse screening events at the inaugural
SAUSALITO FILM FESTIVAL (August 21-23)
& teaming up with them to offer
a HUGE DISCOUNT on tickets
to the BAWIFM Community!
Use the special discount ticket code 012359
at check out & get 50% off the ticket price
to two amazing screening events:
A screening of the award winning documentary
THE SARI SOLDIERS
and attendance at one of the Festival's "signature events"
THE SPECIAL SECRET SCREENING + PARTY
read on for more info & how to buy tix
A film by Julie BridghamFilmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal time in Nepal's modern history, The Sari Soldiersis an extraordinary story of six women's courageous efforts to shape Nepal's future in the midst of an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the King's crackdown on civil liberties.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 22nd at 2:30 pm
LOCATION: Cavallo Point at Fort Baker, (Callippe Theater)
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965
CLICK HERE TO BUY TIX & don't forget to use the code 012359 at check out to get your 50% discount*
* Tickets are regularly $10 but for using this code & being a part of the BAWIFM community, you can get tickets for only $5 each!
A Special Secret Screening + Party
This unique, not-to-be-missed film screening event PLUS after party at Cavallo point will include: a secret screening of a never been see before film from a world-renowned, accomplished director, a final toast to the Festival's films, writers, directors and actors, ANDDATE/TIME: Sunday, August 23rd - 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
a special post-screening cocktail reception with hosted bar!
LOCATION: Callippe Theater Ballroom & Fire Pit at Fort Baker
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965
CLICK HERE TO BUY TIX & don't forget to use the code
* Tickets are being offered for $20 for this special event but for using this code & being a part of the BAWIFM community, you can get tickets for only $10 each to attend
|012359 at check out to get your 50% discount*
the screening+after party!
Co-Presentation of two films:
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
HEY, HEY IT'S ESTHER BLUEBURGER
HEY, HEY IT'S ESTHER BLUEBURGER
Dir. Cathy Randall, Australia, 103 min.
A smart, rueful and dead-on portrait of life's unending quest to fit in; and the girl who
solves it by completely breaking out - introduces a feisty outsider hero unlike any other
seen on screen. Esther Blueburger's (DANIELLE CANTANZARITI) quest begins when she escapes from her Bat Mitzvah party and is befriended by Sunni.. (KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES), the effortlessly cool girl who is everything Esther thinks she wants to be. With the help of Sunni,
Esther goes AWOL from her ordinary life and leaves behind her malfunctioning Jewish family
to hang out with Sunni's far breezier and super-hip single mom Mary (TONI COLLETTE)
and attend Sunni's forbidden public school as a Swedish exchange student.
Thu, July 23 2009, 8:00pm, Castro Theatre
Tue, August 4 2009, 6:15pm, Cinearts @ Palo Alto Square
Thu, August 6 2009, 6:45pm,The Roda Theater (at Berkeley Repertory Theatre)
Sat, August 8 2009, 6:30pm, Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
Dir. Ada Ushpiz, Israel, 90 min.
Miriam El Kwader, a Bedouin wedding photographer and mother of seven,
living in an unknown and neglected Negev village, reveals through her camera lens,
the world of Bedouin weddings; the most distressing issue revealed is polygamy.
This is the story of three, relatively educated and independent women, trying to survive,
each in their own way in their world - a life of polygamy. One is a "first wife", living in
constant fear that her husband will bring home a second wife. The other two are
pushed into marrying already married men, and become "second wives",
forced to cooperate within a structure they despise or are afraid of.
The family tragedies presented in this film, highlight the strength and survival of the social structures and their injustices; leaning usually on the victims`` partial cooperation.
Wed, July 29 2009, 2:15pm, Castro Theatre
Sun, August 2 2009, 4:00pm, The Roda Theater (at Berkeley Repertory Theatre)
Tue, August 4 2009, 2:00pm, Cinearts @ Palo Alto Square
JUNE 2009: BAWIFM is proud to be a Co-Presenter of Night Fliers
, one of
the many great films at Frameline33undefinedthe world’s largest
and oldest LGBT film festival.
Saturday, June 20, 3:45 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2:00 PM
Local filmmaker Sara St. Martin Lynne is back with the feature-length version of her festival favorite short Rock in a Hard Place.
Already firmly in a life crisis at 12, things go from bad to worse for Jesse Hawthorne when her emotionally disconnected father moves the family to a rural town, a place whose beauty belies the toxic normality at its core.
Night Fliers will remind you about the transformative power of friendships, and how salvation can come from unexpected places.
BAWIFM is both a Co-Presenter AND
Community Partner for two diverse films at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival
BAWIFM is a proud Community Partner for this SFIFF special event:
"An Evening with Lourdes Portillo"
Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award & screening of her new film - Al Más Allá
SFIFF's Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award (POV Award) for this year goes to acclaimed Bay Area-based filmmaker Lourdes Portillo.
Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo
The POV Award honors the achievements of a filmmaker whose work is crafting documentaries, short films, animation or work for television. Portillo, whose three-decade focus on Latino experience on both sides of the Latin America-U.S. border has taken myriad forms through a keen, interdependent harnessing of imagination, self-reflection and narrative excavation, always with a profound commitment to the justice and dignity owed her subjects. Portillo will discuss her work in an onstage interview with film critic John Anderson, followed by a screening of her latest film, Al Más Allá. In the film, a Mexican film crew led by a self-important director pursues the story of three fishermen who find a wayward package of cocaine off the Mayan coast in this sly, semi-fictional documentary ruminating on globalization's erasure of local culture.
Al Más Allá screens on April 24 at 7:00 PM at the Pacific Film Archive and April 27 at 7:00 PM at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. For information on the film, screenings and to purchase tickets,
BAWIFM is proud to Co-Present the North American Premiere of the new feature-length documentary film
CITY OF BORDERS at 52nd SFIFF
CITY OF BORDERS, by BAWIFM member & filmmaker Yun Suh and co-produced by BAWIFM Board President Simone Nelson won the special Teddy "ELSE Siegessäule Reader's Choice/Audience" Award following the film's World Premiere at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival in February.
CITY OF BORDERS will be in competition for the Golden Gate Award at this year's SFIFF.
"In City of Borders, the Israel-Palestine conflict is seen anew through a rainbow of sexual identity in this heartfelt documentary centered on the diverse denizens of Jerusalem's lone gay bar, a haven of unity amid the region's seemingly eternal clash of cultures and religious strife. First-time feature director Yun Suh deftly balances the many dichotomies with which her remarkably candid subjects must contend as they bravely shun societal mandates and cut through the barbed wire fences in pursuit of self."
- Stephen Jenkins
CITY OF BORDERS screens on April 26 at 2:00 PM at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, and on April 30 at 9:30 PM, May 4 at 9:15 PM, and May 6 at 12:15 AM at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco.
For more information and to purchase tickets please click here or call 925-866-9559.
Samira Saroya and Ravit Geva from CITY OF BORDERS_________________________________________________________________
TROUBLE THE WATER
On February 3, 2009, at Dolby Labs Screening Room, BAWIFM co-presented (along with The Vanguard Public Foundation and Green For All) a Special Presentation of the Academy Award ® Nominated Best Documentary Feature - TROUBLE THE WATER - Directed and Produced by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal
This exciting screening event showed to a packed house and was attended by many BAWIFM members and featured several Special Guests including from the film...Executive Producer: Danny Glover, the Film Subjects: Kimberly Rivers Roberts and Scott Roberts and the film's Director/Producer: Tia Lessin.