“My world—the one thing I defend. She’s my friend and best of kin.” These diverse tales about women, all directed by women, are as eclectic and perceptive as they are entertaining. Kate Lain’s animated She Collage (US 2015, 10 min) is a vibrant window into one artist’s highly individual creative sensibility. Leonora Pitts’ playful Step 9 (US 2015, 13 min) follows two friends as they discover how an epic journey is often best broken down into the smallest of increments. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s incredible and haunting What Happened to Her (US 2016, 16 min) is a must for any cinephile or fan of crime dramas, as it bores into the psychology of our obsession with female victims in movie and TV police procedurals. Darlene Johnson’s Bluey (Australia 2015, 14 min) is an incisive look at one juvenile delinquent as she’s confronted with her own personal rage. Kerry Bishe’s charming As If to Say (US 2015, 4 min) visualizes Elizabeth Cantwell’s poem with lovingly stylized grace. And one mom’s hectic day, informed with regret and resolve, plays itself out in Autumn McAlpin’s Another Time (US 2016, 7 min). Don’t miss this extraordinarily rich collection of independent voices and visions.
Guests in attendance 10/10 & 10/11: Autumn McAlpin & Jordan McKittrick (Another Time); Kerry Bishe & Patrick Jones (As If To Say); Kate Lain & Adam Hyman (She Collage); Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (What Happened to Her) 10/10 only; Leonora Pitts & Sean McElwee (Step 9) 10/11 only