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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Wed, Jan 23, 2019

In Person Guests!
14th Annual Focus on Female Directors

This annual shorts program celebrates the directorial work of Academy Award winners, cinema pioneers, actresses turned directors, animators, documentarians, music video directors and the brightest stars emerging from film schools and the film festival circuit.
Films include:
Domee Shi’s “Bao” (8 min.) A Chinese-Canadian woman sad about her empty nest gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes to life.
Debra Granik’s “Snake Feed” (23 min.) Set in rural upstate New York, this film offers a glimpse into the lives of two people struggling with lifelong addictions and marginal employment.
Susan Bay Nimoy’s “Eve” (18 min.) The audience is taken on a journey through the grief, sexual passion and renewal of a 74-year-old woman.
Laurel Vail's “What Metal Girls Are Into” (16 min.) Three women going to a multiday metal festival in the desert find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.
Rayka Zehtabchi’s “Period. End of Sentence.” (25 min.) In an effort to improve feminine hygiene, a machine that creates low-cost biodegradable sanitary pads is installed in a rural village in northern India.
Frances Kroon's “Afrika is a Country” (3 min.) A beautifully shot allegory about the relationship between the first world and developing countries.
Emma Westenberg’s “Pynk” (4 min.) An exploration of female sexuality and empowerment by Janelle Monae featuring Canadian art-pop musician Grimes.

Discussion following with filmmakers Domee Shi, Frances Kroon, Susan Bay Nimoy, Laurel Vail, Emma Westenberg and Rayka Zehtabchi. There will be a drawing for a director’s empowerment bag and a post-screening reception in the lobby for all ticket holders.
90 minutes. | Series compiled by Andrew P. Crane, Kim Adelman and Andrea Richards. | Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Wed, Jan 23, 2019 • 7:30pm