Dykes, Camera, Action!
Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, set the stage for lesbian filmmakers to transform how society views queerness. In this moving and often hilarious film, lesbian filmmakers share their stories and discuss how they express their queer identity through film.
Q&A with director Caroline Berler moderated by Rose Vincelli Gustine to follow the screening.
Filmmaker bio: Caroline Berler is a documentary director and editor based in New York City. She has worked as an Associate Producer, Assistant Editor and Sound Recordist on non-fiction projects that have been broadcast nationally, and screened in film festivals around the world. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Social Documentary Film from the School of Visual Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from New York University. Dykes, Camera, Action! is her first feature film.
Rose Vincelli Gustine has more than a dozen years experience as a film advisor and programmer. She is Director of Operations and on the faculty of SVA’s MFA Social Documentary Film program. She was a programmer for seminal indie filmmaker advocates IFP for many years; there she managed the fiscal sponsorship program along with the IFP Labs for first features and Film Week, their market for documentary works-in-progress. She got her start as a programmer for the SILVERDOCS festival (now AFIDocs), and has served on the selection committees for the Venice Biennale Cinema College and the Southern Circuit Tour; grant review committees for National Endowment of the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; and on the juries of the SXSW, Brooklyn, and New Orleans Film Festivals.
Lotte That Silhouette Girl will play before the feature.
Lotte That Silhouette Girl
Directed by: Carla Patullo, Elizabeth Beecherl
Short 2018 [USA] English 10 min
With music, magic and a stirring narration by Lotte herself, Lotte that Silhouette Girl tells the tale of one of animations’ foremost pioneers, German Film Director, Lotte Reiniger.
Filmmaker bio: Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo make films in Los Angeles, CA as the collaborative Trick Studio. Elizabeth is a director and a designer who has worked on projects and installations published in The New York Times, Dwell, and many other design publications. She started making films after watching Lotte Reiniger’s 1922 Cinderella and falling in love with silhouette animation. Carla is a director and a composer who records and performs live as White Widow. Her scores have received numerous awards including Global Music Awards, a Music and Sound Award nomination, and multiple HMMA nominations. She recently completed the 2018 Sundance Film Music fellowship. Elizabeth and Carla are currently collaborating on two separate feature-length documentaries about women.