In the dead of winter in 1972, Karen Petraske, an ambitious computer programmer, finds herself maneuvering the minefield of a man’s world. When a bad day gets worse, Karen is pushed to the brink. With her friends in tow, Karen finds herself suddenly risking it all for the women in her office.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 4PM
Location: Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Diana Center LL200
Q&A session to follow screening
By purchasing a ticket to the Shorts Program you may also attend the Gender & Short Films: Emerging Female Filmmakers and the Barriers Surrounding Their Careers panel following Shorts Program 1 on a first come first serve basis.
Originally from upstate New York, Saralyn Armer fell in love with the West Coast when she moved to Los Angeles in 2006. Armer has since worked on award-winning films Good Dick (2008), TiMER(2010), and The Perfect Family (2011). She has also worked along side Bryce Dallas Howard on such projects as the Canon sponsored campaign Project Imagin8ion; When You Find Me; Lifetime’s Call Me Crazy; Lucy; M83 music video Claudia Lewis; Vanity Fair’s The Decade Series: 1960’s; and the Canon sponsored film Solemates.
Armer penned and directed two short films; Where in the G.P.S. and Pant Suits. Pant Suits stars Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Joshua Malina (Scandal), Kelly Coffield Park (In Living Color), and Marianna Palka (Good Dick). It premiered at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival. Armer also directed episodes for the web series, Top Mop and an original trans-media series Social Medium. Armer produced the award winning feature film, Worthy with fellow filmmaker Mitch Yapko. Worthy stars Ian Gomez (Cougar Town), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Lukas Haas (Contraband), Rondi Reed (Mike & Molly), Eric Edelstein (Shameless) and introduces Amberlee Colson. It is currently on the festival circuit.