Shoes (1916) by Lois Weber


Friday, June 1

Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop

The Harris Theater

12:00pm - 3:00pm

LOIS WEBER RETROSPECTIVE: Shoes (1916/USA). Directed by Lois Weber. 60 minutes.

Lois Weber is one of the most well know American Filmmakers to date. She is an American Filmmaker from Pittsburgh.

Eva Meyer is poor shop girl working at a five-and-dime. She is the sole wage earner for three younger sisters, a mother who struggles to hold everything together, and a father who prefers beer and penny dreadfuls to work. Each week, Eva returns to her cold-water flat and dutifully hands over her meager earnings to her mother. But her wages barely cover the grocer’s bill and cannot provide for decent clothing. With only cardboard to patch the holes in the soles of her shoes, Eva’s life becomes harder with each rainy day and every splinter. In constant pain and with no solution in sight, the disheartened girl considers the uninvited advances of Charlie, a cad with clearly dishonorable intentions.

Awards : Women Directors Before 1950: Anthology Film Archives Series

The Harris Theater

7:00pm

Zama (2017/Argentina). Directed by Lucrecia Martel. 105 minutes.

Lucrecia Martel is an Argentian Filmmaker.

In the 18th century, a highly-placed servant of the Spanish crown who is obsessed with petty grudges and fantasies plots his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Awards : "Premiered at 74th Venice Int. Film Festival | Screened at Masters Section of TIFF"

The Regent Square

7:00pm

Saturday, June 2

Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop

The Harris Theater

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Estiu 1993 (2017/USA). Directed by Carla Simon. 97 minutes.

Carla was born in 1986 in Barcelona and grew up in Les Planes d'Hostoles , a small Catalan town.

A 6-year-old girl is sent to live with her uncle's family after her mother dies. New York Times critic Jeannette Catsoulis writes "its emotional arc bends insistently from inarticulate sadness to gentle catharsis."

Awards : Berlinale 2017 GWFF Best First Feature Award

The Harris Theater

7:00pm

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017/USA). Directed by Sophie Fiennes. 115 minutes.

Filmed over the course of a decade, the new documentary from director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology) offers a stylish and unconventional look at the Jamaican-born model, singer, and New Wave icon.

The Regent Square

7:00pm

Most Beautiful Island (2017/USA). Directed by Ana Asensio. 80 minutes.

Ana Asensio is an actress, writer, director, and producer from Madrid, Spain now based in Brooklyn, NY.

An illegal immigrant struggling to begin a new life in New York City is offered a great opportunity, but as day turns to night, she discovers she's been lured into a dangerous game.

Awards : SXSW 2017: Best Narrative Feature

The Melwood Screening Room

7:00pm

XX (2017/Canada and USA). Directed by Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Karyn Kusama. 80 minutes.

Jovanka Vuckovic is an award winning writer and filmmaker from Canada. Annie Clark AKA St. Vincet is an American Musician. Roxanna Benjamin is an American actress and filmmaker from Pennslyvaina. Karyn Kusama is an American Director who directed numerous films including Jennifer's Body.

Filmmakers Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Karyn Kusama present four horrific tales of terror.

Awards : Premiered at Sundance 2017

The Regent Square

9:30pm

Sunday, June 3

Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop

The Harris Theater

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Jeune Femme/ Montparnasse Bienvenüe (2017/France). Directed by Léonor Serraille. 97 minutes.

French Filmmaker

Left by Joachim, an artist with whom she shared her life for 10 years, Paula finds herself wandering the streets of Paris, lonely and fixated.

Awards : Cannes 2017: Golden Camera Award

The Harris Theater

6:00pm

Novitiate (2017/USA). Directed by Maggie Betts. 123 minutes.

Maggie Betts is an American Screenwriter and director. She is a Princeton Graduate and a woman of color.

A 17-year-old trains to become a nun as the Roman Catholic Church undergoes radical changes in the early 1960s.

Awards : Sundance 2017 US Dramatic Competition: Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Director

The Regent Square

6:00pm

Monday, June 4

No Screenings

Tuesday, June 5

Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop

The Harris Theater

12:00pm - 3:00pm

I Am Another You (2017/USA). Directed by Nanfu Wang. 80 minutes.

Chineese film maker based in NYC

Filmmaker Nanfu Wang explores the meaning of personal freedom through the eyes of a young drifter who rejects society's rules and chooses to live on the streets.

Awards : SXSW 2017 Documentary Feature Competition: Special Jury Recognition for Excellence in Documentary Storytelling

The Harris Theater

7:00pm

LOIS WEBER RETROSPECTIVE: Shoes (1916/USA). Directed by Lois Weber. 60 minutes.

Lois Weber is one of the most well know American Filmmakers to date. She is an American Filmmaker from Pittsburgh.

Eva Meyer is poor shop girl working at a five-and-dime. She is the sole wage earner for three younger sisters, a mother who struggles to hold everything together, and a father who prefers beer and penny dreadfuls to work. Each week, Eva returns to her cold-water flat and dutifully hands over her meager earnings to her mother. But her wages barely cover the grocer’s bill and cannot provide for decent clothing. With only cardboard to patch the holes in the soles of her shoes, Eva’s life becomes harder with each rainy day and every splinter. In constant pain and with no solution in sight, the disheartened girl considers the uninvited advances of Charlie, a cad with clearly dishonorable intentions.

Awards : Women Directors Before 1950: Anthology Film Archives Series

The Regent Square

7:00pm

I Am Evidence (2017/USA). Directed by Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir. 89 minutes.

This documentary tells the story of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years, following them as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system and learn that so often, the system is broken. The film reveals the historic nature of the way we treat the crime of sexual assault in this country, and the positive effects that occur when perpetrators are held accountable and survivors are given an opportunity for healing and justice.

The Melwood Screening Room

7:00pm

Wednesday, June 6

Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop

The Harris Theater

12:00pm - 3:00pm

LOIS WEBER RETROSPECTIVE: The Blot (1921/USA) Directed by Lois Weber. 91 minutes.

When Amelia falls ill from overwork, her mother tries to nurse her back to health. With the cupboards bare, the very proper Mrs. Griggs is sorely tempted to steal a chicken from her neighbor’s kitchen. The ensuing commotion turns out to be a blessing in disguise...

The Harris Theater

7:00pm

POLISH CULTURAL COUNCIL SIDEBAR: The Last Stage (Ostatni Etap) (1949/Poland). Directed by Wanda Jakubowska. 110 minutes.

A Jewish family from Poland, the Weisses, is sent to Auschwitz where the daughter, Martha, is selected to be an interpreter. The rest of her family are cruelly killed, and Martha and the other Poles must struggle under the tyranny of camp guards and capos. THE LAST STAGE is a powerful drama of the strength and endurance of ordinary women written by Gerda Schneider and directed by Poland s first female filmmaker, Wanda Jakubowska, who based the story on their own experiences at the notorious concentration camp. Shot in a documentary-like style on location in Auschwitz just three years after the war ended, this recently rediscovered film is one of the earliest cinematic depictions of the Holocaust. It rings with truth and stings with authenticity. In Polish with English Subtitles.

The Regent Square

7:00pm

Thursday, June 7

Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop

The Harris Theater

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018/USA). Directed by Sara Driver. 72 min

Sara Driver was born on December 15, 1955 in Westfield, New Jersey, USA

Sara Driver explores the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.

Awards : CIFF 42

The Harris Theater

7:00pm

Mr. Roosevelt (2017/USA). Directed by Noel Wells. 90 minutes.

Noel Wells is an American Filmmaker and actress from Texas.

A struggling LA-based comedian goes home to Austin when a family member becomes ill and finds herself in the awkward position of staying with her ex and his amazing new girlfriend.

Awards : SXSW Audience Award for Narrative Spotlight | SXSW Louis Black “Lone Star Award"

The Regent Square

7:00pm

Maineland (2017/USA). Directed by Miao Wang. 90 minutes.

Miao Wang is a New York-based award-winning filmmaker born in Beijing.

Chinese teenagers from the wealthy elite who have big American dreams settle into a boarding school in small-town Maine. As their fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, their relationship to home takes on a poignant new aspect.

Awards : SXSW 2017 Documentary Feature Competition:Special Jury Recognition for Excellence in Observational Cinema

The Melwood Screening Room

7:00pm

Friday, June 8

Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop

The Harris Theater

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Revenge (2018/USA). Directed by Coralie Fargeat. 108 minutes.

The Harris Theater

7:00pm

Beach Rats (2017/Germany). Directed by Eliza Hittman. 98 minutes.

Eliza Hittman is a screenwriter, producer, and director born and based in New York City

An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn is having a miserable summer. With his father on his deathbed and his mother wanting him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the bleakness of his life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online.

Awards : Sundance 2017 US Dramatic Competition: Best Directing | New Directors/New Films 2017: Centerpiece

The Regent Square

7:00pm

Keep the Change (2017/USA). Directed by Rachel Israel. 94 minutes.

When aspiring filmmaker David is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn’t belong there. But when he’s assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah, sparks fly and his convictions are tested.

The Regent Square

7:00pm

Saturday, June 9

Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop

The Harris Theater

12:00pm - 3:00pm

What People Will Say (Hva vil folk si) (2017/Sweden). Directed by Iram Haq. 106 minutes.

Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide.

The Harris Theater

7:00pm

The Beguiled (2017/USA). Directed by Sofia Coppola. 93 minutes.

Sofia Coppola is an Italian American Filmmaker. She became the second woman in history to win best director at the Cannes Film Festival

Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship.

Awards : Cannes 2017: Best Director

The Regent Square

7:00pm

JUST FILMS SELECTION: Motherland (2017/Philippines). Directed by Ramona S. Diaz. 94 minutes.

Ramona Diaz is an award-winning Asian-American filmmaker

The planet's busiest maternity hospital is located in one of its poorest countries: the Philippines. There, women face devastating consequences as their country struggles with reproductive health policy and the politics of conservative ideologies.

Awards : Sundance 2017 World Cinema Documentary Competition: Special Jury Award for Editing

The Melwood Screening Room

7:00pm

Sunday, June 10

Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop

The Harris Theater

12:00pm - 3:00pm

LOIS WEBER RETROSPECTIVE: The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916/USA). Directed by Lois Weber/Phillips Smalley. 112min

Acting as star, choreographer, producer, and boss of a large dance company constantly touring the globe, Pavlova was a consummate artist and a canny businesswoman. A generation marveled and cherished the memory of her scintillating brilliance on stage. The restoration of The Dumb Girl of Portici — with the dazzling new score by dance composer John Sweeney — will give today’s audiences a chance to experience the energy, the expressive face, and the grace of the great Pavlova.The Dumb Girl of Portici is a previously unseen film long overdue for recognition as one of Weber’s finest creations and a landmark in women’s cinema. The production was one of Universal’s most expensive to date and featured an enormous cast, many large-scale sets, and an ambitious story. It was the first blockbuster ever directed by a woman — and arguably the only epic shot by a woman in the 20th century.

The Harris Theater

6:00pm

POLISH CULTURAL COUNCIL SIDEBAR: Spoor (Pokot) (2017/Poland). Directed by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik. 128 minutes.

Based on Olga Tokarczuk's best selling novel, Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead, Spoor follows Duszejko, an eccentric and aging animal rights activist living on the Czech-Polish border. After multiple killings are discovered in her town, Duszejko noticies that each murder has something in common: all the victims are local hunters and each crime scene shows evidence of recent animal activity. While the police prove ineffective, Holland's dark film works as a patchwork of genres that has us constantly asking questions about morals and reality. Spoor is about the value of fighting for what surrounds us, for our environment, and for those who are weaker than we are.

The Regent Square

6:00pm