MSU’s Film Program Partners with NCJW on WOW Film Festival
This one-day event showcases 10 short films and documentaries portraying the lives, struggles, and accomplishments of women from independent filmmakers. Viewings include:
• “Pesya’s Necklace,” by award-winning director Jorge Gurvich.
• “Tackle Box,” by Mathew McBane, winner of sixteen awards including the Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.
• Melissa Silverstein, media consultant and writer specializing in women’s issues, will show selected film segments and lead an interactive discussion about the films and filmmaking. Her blog, “Women & Hollywood,” was recently named by More magazine as a “blog to watch.”
• Segments from the powerful documentary “Poetry of Resilience.” Corinna Sager, founder of the production agency Lifestyle International and a participant in the filming, will lead a discussion with participants.
• Public Service Announcements from the Montclair Arts Council Summer Program. Produced by local young talent, the filmmakers and actors will be present.
• “No Bikini,” by Claudia Morgado Escamilla, a short film based on the short story by Ivan Coyote.
Tickets are $40 for NCJW members and $45 for non-members prepaid in advance; $50 at the door. Fee includes morning coffee and box lunch. Seating is limited. Register online at www.ncjwessex.org or call 973-740-0588.