2019 Women in Film Festival

WiFF 2019: I AM NOT A WITCH

| 2018 | 90 minutes | | , ,
A Film by Rungano Nyoni

Friday October 25, 2019, 4:00 PM
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Zambian-Welsh director Rungano Nyoni’s provocative satire revolves around a young girl sentenced to life imprisonment at a state-run witch camp. Counting Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos as kindred artistic spirit, Nyoni’s film is an at times unapologetically confounding work that tackles misogyny in Zambia. The film was shot over six weeks in the…

WiFF 2019: BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ

| 2018 | 103 minutes | | ,
Directed by Pamela B. Green

Friday October 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Director Pamela Green will join us via Skype after the film for a discussion! Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She…

WiFF 2019: SENSITIVITY TRAINING

| 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins | | ,
Directed by Melissa Finell

Saturday October 26, 2019, 5:30 PM
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Rude, crude and unapologetic, microbiologist Dr. Serena Wolfe didn’t get to where she is by playing nice. When a colleague’s untimely demise is attributed to Dr. Wolfe’s ferocious abrasiveness, she’s ordered to undergo an attitude adjustment courtesy of perpetually chipper sensitivity coach Caroline. With Caroline shadowing Serena’s every move, they develop an…

WiFF 2019: PARADISE HILLS

, | 2019 | 94 minutes | | , ,
A Film by Alice Waddington

Saturday October 26, 2019, 8:00 PM
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In this futuristic fairy tale, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes to find herself at Paradise Hills, a facility where high-class families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves—run by the mysterious Duchess (Milla Jovovich). The outspoken Uma finds solace in friendship with other Paradise Hills residents: Chloe (Danielle McDonald, Dumplin’; Pattycakes),…

WiFF 2019: A FINE LINE

| 2017 | 70 minutes | | ,
A Film by Joanna James

Sunday October 27, 2019, 4:00 PM
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WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION BEFORE THE FILM! A Fine Line provides behind the scenes look of restaurant culture with women at the helm. The documentary explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women hearing insight from world-renowned chefs and a small-town restaurateur who says its how it is…

WiFF 2019: ATLANTICS

, , | 2019 | 1 hr 44 mins | | , , ,
A Film by Mati Diop

Sunday October 27, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Marginalized young lovers in Senegal desperately seek a better life by any means necessary, in this highly anticipated, Cannes Grand Prix–winning feature debut from Mati Diop. In Senegal’s bustling capital, Dakar, two young lovers sneak private moments with the urgency of youthful desire. Their gravitational pull towards each other is also based…