L7: Pretend We’re Dead

Women’s Film Institute is proud to co-present:

Coming soon to Noise Pop 25 Film Series

Documentary: L7: Pretend We’re Dead Directed by Sarah Price

Grab your backstage pass and take a visceral immersion into the 1990s with one of its seminal grunge punk bands, L7. Pigeonholed as an all-female band despite their every effort, L7’s fierce members struggled against music industry and fan expectations even as they contended with questions of celebrity and success. Assembling a dynamic combination of never-before-seen home video footage, candid interviews, and raucous performances, director Sarah Price explores the rise and fall of the influential band. Filmmaker and members of L7 expected in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Date: Friday, February 17th, 2017
Location: Roxie Theater, SF
Time/Admission: 9:00PM / $12

Buy Tix: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1411097

Website: http://l7theband.com/

Coming soon to Frameline 40: Heartland directed by Maura Anderson

404377lWomen’s Film Institute (WFI) is proud to be a community partner at this year’s Frameline 40: San Francisco International
LGBTQ Film Festival (JUNE 16 – 26, 2016). WFI is co-presenting Heartland directed by Maura Anderson on Thursday, June 23, 7:00 PM
at the Victoria Theatre in SF.

HEARTLAND – Two very different women form an unexpected bond, but when their friendship sparks a reckless romance their worlds are turned upside-down.

Lauren is at sea after the death of her girlfriend. Finding herself jobless and evicted, she retreats to her childhood home in Oklahoma and her well-meaning but less than accepting mother (splendidly portrayed by Beth Grant). Also returning to the nest is Lauren’s brother Justin, bringing his polished, Californian girlfriend, Carrie, with him. Carrie is a fish out of water, always overdressed and underprepared for the social niceties of this small town. Justin and Carrie are driven and business-minded, and the pair’s romantic and business relationships are inextricably linked as they try to launch a local branch of her family’s Napa winery. When a crucial meeting sends Justin out of town, Lauren’s grief and Carrie’s career and commitment anxieties draw the two women together, challenging them to face their fears and rise from the ashes of their former lives.

HEARTLAND TRAILER from Heartland Film on Vimeo.

Having worked extensively behind the scenes in film and digital platforms, Maura Anderson chose to make Heartland her feature directorial debut after she was first approached to produce. Set against the beauty of the plains, Heartland’s story is accompanied by a warm acoustic score. Velinda Godfrey, who plays Lauren, co-wrote the script with Todd Waring after the two met in a workshop led by Jeffrey Tambor. Together, Anderson and Godfrey lead a majority female cast and crew to bring this down-to-earth story to the screen.  — Laura Henneman

Expected to attend: Director Maura Anderson, Executive Producer Grace Kim, Producer Wesley Hamm, Actor/Producer/Writer Velinda Godfrey

For more information and to purchase tickets: https://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=3795&FID=53

 

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All About E – SF International LGBT Film Festival coming soon!

Women’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. Check out All About E directed by Louise Wadley (Australia , 2015, 93 min): After they find a bag full of cash and end up on the run, E, a sexy but closeted DJ, and her gay best bud seek refuge with E’s ex-girlfriend. Set in Sydney’s nightclub scene and Australia’s stunning outback, this thriller is about finding yourself while living between worlds. More information and to purchase tickets:  http://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=3677&FID=52393360l

All About E – SF International LGBT Film Festival coming soon!

393360lWomen’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. Check out All About E directed by Louise Wadley (Australia , 2015, 93 min): After they find a bag full of cash and end up on the run, E, a sexy but closeted DJ, and her gay best bud seek refuge with E’s ex-girlfriend. Set in Sydney’s nightclub scene and Australia’s stunning outback, this thriller is about finding yourself while living between worlds. More information and to purchase tickets:  http://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=3677&FID=52