Tag: women filmmakers

LA Guild of Puppetry presents Handmade Puppet Dreams and Gloria’s Call w/Q&A – June 8th

The Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry presents a special screening of Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams film series, along with the short documentary film Gloria’s Call

Handmade Puppet Dreams is an award winning film series created by Heather Henson (daughter of famed puppeteers Jane and Jim Henson) that promotes independent artists exploring their handmade craft for the screen. These films focus on real-time puppetry, and create fantastical worlds in which their characters live. This special collection showcases Dak’toka Taino from director Alba E Garcia-Rivas, Yamasong from director Sam Koji Hale, Cosmic Fling from director Jonathan Langager, Amaterasu from director Christine Papalexis, and Bunny Love from director Pam Severns. 

Gloria’s Call is a documentary short from director Cheri Gulke follows Gloria Orenstein, on a lifelong journey into art, ecofeminism and shamanism. The short film uses art, stop-motion animation and storytelling to celebrate this wild adventure from the cafes of Paris to the mountaintops of Samiland.
A special display of puppets form the Handmade Puppet Dreams films will be available before the screening. Filmmakers from both Handmade Puppet Dreams and Gloria’s Call will also be present for a Q&A afterwards!

Gloria’s Call trailer from Cheri Gaulke on Vimeo.

The Love Slot (Grace Petro, 2019)

THE LOVE SLOT – In an alternate universe where the economic class you are in dictates the amount of memories you get to keep, Morris tries to solidify her love slot before the triennial memory swipe held by the government.

Screening June 2nd at 8 PM

Body at Brighton Rock (Roxanne Benjamin, 2019) – May 30th

The Downtown Independent is thrilled to welcome established writer/filmmaker Roxanne Benjamin to our theater. We are so proud to be able to show her latest film BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK on the big screen where it belongs. A constant figure of strength and creativity for women and genre filmmaking, Roxanne’s work is important and engaging and deserves to be seen theatrically. We hope that you will join us for this run and bring all your friends!

See below for a spoiler-free synopsis of this fabulous film!

Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she’s capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put  spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone – including herself – that she’s made of stronger stuff than they think she is.

Body at Brighton Rock (Roxanne Benjamin, 2019) – May 29th

The Downtown Independent is thrilled to welcome established writer/filmmaker Roxanne Benjamin to our theater. We are so proud to be able to show her latest film BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK on the big screen where it belongs. A constant figure of strength and creativity for women and genre filmmaking, Roxanne’s work is important and engaging and deserves to be seen theatrically. We hope that you will join us for this run and bring all your friends!

See below for a spoiler-free synopsis of this fabulous film!

Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she’s capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put  spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone – including herself – that she’s made of stronger stuff than they think she is.

Body at Brighton Rock (Roxanne Benjamin, 2019) – May 28th

The Downtown Independent is thrilled to welcome established writer/filmmaker Roxanne Benjamin to our theater. We are so proud to be able to show her latest film BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK on the big screen where it belongs. A constant figure of strength and creativity for women and genre filmmaking, Roxanne’s work is important and engaging and deserves to be seen theatrically. We hope that you will join us for this run and bring all your friends!

See below for a spoiler-free synopsis of this fabulous film!

Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she’s capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put  spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone – including herself – that she’s made of stronger stuff than they think she is.

Body at Brighton Rock (Roxanne Benjamin, 2019) – May 27th

The Downtown Independent is thrilled to welcome established writer/filmmaker Roxanne Benjamin to our theater. We are so proud to be able to show her latest film BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK on the big screen where it belongs. A constant figure of strength and creativity for women and genre filmmaking, Roxanne’s work is important and engaging and deserves to be seen theatrically. We hope that you will join us for this run and bring all your friends!

See below for a spoiler-free synopsis of this fabulous film!

Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she’s capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put  spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone – including herself – that she’s made of stronger stuff than they think she is.

Body at Brighton Rock (Roxanne Benjamin, 2019) – May 26th

The Downtown Independent is thrilled to welcome established writer/filmmaker Roxanne Benjamin to our theater. We are so proud to be able to show her latest film BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK on the big screen where it belongs. A constant figure of strength and creativity for women and genre filmmaking, Roxanne’s work is important and engaging and deserves to be seen theatrically. We hope that you will join us for this run and bring all your friends!

See below for a spoiler-free synopsis of this fabulous film!

Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends that she’s capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put  spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone – including herself – that she’s made of stronger stuff than they think she is.