Joel Fields is a producer and writer, known for The Americans, Rizzoli & Isles and Dirt. He will discuss his experience writing for television in this intimate session.
Karyn Kusama will conduct a master class on directing. Her latest feature, The Invitation, will be released in March 2016 by Drafthouse Films.
Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films, brings her extensive experience to the Festival in conversation with Festival Co-Founder, Melissa Silverstein.
Mavis! Chronicles the inspiring career of gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From the freedom songs of the ’60s, Mavis has stayed true to her roots and inspired millions along the way.
Five Turkish sisters are punished for playing innocently with boys on their way home from school. Imprisoned in the family home, where instruction in homemaking replaces school and talk of arranged marriages begins, the girls share their passion for freedom and find ways to resist.
Now En Español is an entertaining portrait of the five dynamic Latina actresses who dub Desperate Housewives for Spanish language audiences in the US as they fight for a more diverse and visible portrayal of themselves and their community.
Set in 1972, an ambitious computer programmer finds herself maneuvering the minefield of a man’s world. When a crappy day gets worse, Karen is pushed to the brink.
For 17 years, Violet “Vee” Palmer has been grabbing her uniform and lacing up, night after night, to run with the big boys of the NBA.
When the Vatican publicly admonishes a group of American nuns for their “radical feminism”, they find themselves and their work at the center of a long overdue debate that straddles issues of social justice, women’s rights, and the future of the Catholic Church.
Jessica Cox was born without arms but managed to overcome many challenges to become independent. She types, drives a car and, amazingly, flies an airplane with her feet. Right Footed follows Jessica as she transforms into a mentor and advocate for persons with disabilities.
The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They’re bold. They’re fearless. And they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine.
The drama tracks the story of working women fighting for the right to vote in early twentieth century Britain. Finding that their peaceful protests achieved little and galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst, they turn to violence, sacrificing their jobs, their homes, and their children as they fight for a just cause.