FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: November, 01 2001

Contact: Margot Gerber

Tel.: 323.461.2020 x 115

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS ITS FOURTH ANNUAL

SHOWCASE OF WOMEN’S SHORT FILMS

Co-Presented with Women In Film

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

 

HOLLYWOOD – On Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 7:30 PM, the American Cinematheque in association with Women in Film, spotlights films with female protagonists, that deal with female issues. The evening will include eight short films in a program entitled "Women In Shorts." These films look at, among other issues, ageism, career cross-roads, romantic musings, unborn souls and so much more. A discussion with several of the filmmakers will follow the screening. Women in Film members will receive a $1 discount on the price of admission when they display a current membership card at the box office. Guests are subject to their availability. Films will not necessarily screen in the order listed here. All screenings are at the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood.

The Wednesday, November 14th program begins at 7:30 PM. Films shown include: Augusta’s "Operation: Trouble" (3 min) One episode in a four-part female homage to Ian Fleming’s clever blend of espionage, technology and sex. This short is reminiscent of the 007 films, except in this case the bikini clad girl is none other than Agent 15 herself. L.A. Premiere! Sheila Sofian’s "A Conversation with Haris" (6 min.) A poignant and disturbing animated interview with an 11-year-old Bosnian immigrant who describes his first hand experiences with war. Marie Regan’s "Traveler" (13 min.) A funny, quirky look at the loss of one love and the new relationship that blooms in its place. Stars 93-year-old Marie Kalish and 17-year-old Daniel Salzman. US Premiere! Susna Roether’s "Facts of Life" (16 min.) Funny, mock sex education documentary narrated by Michael York. In this "lesson" there are twists and turns as conflicting faces of desire and prohibition are presented. Vilmos Zsigmond (cinematographer of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and MCCABE & MRS. MILLER) produced and shot this comic romp. Stephanie L.

 

Jones’s "Gabrielle" (15 min.) Beautiful, powerful film about an unborn soul’s dilemma to be born or not. This film asks the question, if an individual knew his or her fate, would that person choose to be born? L.A. Premiere! Candy Kugel’s & Vincent Cafarelli’s "It Was Nothing At All" (6 min.) This animated musical piece muses on why we sometimes mourn more for objects, than relationships. Dominic Cianciolo’s "Jane" (12 min.) A burned-out screenwriter, frustrated after years of dead-end projects and thwarted expectations, packs up her beat-up Toyota to leave Los Angeles. Upon being stranded in the desert, Jane makes a discovery that renews her spirit and sense of purpose. L.A. Premiere! Felicity Morgan-Rhind’s "Donuts For Breakfast" (15 min.) Josie Spratt is shiny on the outside, but rotten in the middle. She finds out the hard way that growing up isn’t easy. A heartbreaking tale of the negative effects one person can have on a child.

A discussion will follow with filmmakers Augusta ("Operation: Trouble"), Sheila Sofian ("A Conversation with Haris"), Marie Regan ("Traveler"), Susan Roether ("Facts of Life"), Stephanie L. Jones ("Gabrielle") & Dominic Cianciolo ("Jane").

 

DIGITAL IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

 

WE DO NOT HAVE GUARANTEED PRESS PASSES TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ADVANCE PRESS SCREENINGS.

 

A complete calendar/flyer listing of these films has been mailed to you.

 

THE FOLLOWING FILMS ARE AVAILABLE ON VIDEOTAPE (NTSC) IN OUR OFFICE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL MARGOT GERBER 323.461.2020, ext. 115. THANK YOU.

"Operation: Trouble," "Traveler," "Facts of Life," "It Was Nothing At All," "Jane," and "Donuts For Breakfast."

 

REQUESTS FOR PRESS TICKETS TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS MUST BE IN WRITING. FAX TO 323.461.9737 ATTN: MARGOT GERBER, 24 HOURS PRIOR TO SHOW TIME. FRIDAY AT NOON IS THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY SCREENINGS. JOURNALISTS WISHING TO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPE DISCUSSIONS MUST ALSO SEND A WRITTEN REQUEST. YOUR NAME WILL THEN BE ON A LIST AT THE BOX OFFICE.

 

THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

Please note that our ticket prices increased as of Feb. 15, 2001. New Prices: $8 General; $6 Cinematheque Members. $7 Seniors (65+ years) and students with

valid ID card. Must be shown at box office at time of purchase.

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American Cinematheque, 1800 North Highland Avenue, Suite 717, Hollywood, CA 90028

(tel) 323.466-FILM | (fax) 323.461.9737 On the web: http://www.egyptiantheatre.com

 

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