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May 22, 2017 – Lady Participate 030
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Rebecca Woolf has worked as a writer, essayist, photographer and created the award winning blog Girl's Gone Child. She is now making her directorial debut with the film Pans, a feminist twist on the classic Peter Pan. There's one week left to support the film through the Kickstarter campaign!

Name: Rebecca Woolf    ::    Occupation: Writer/Filmmaker    ::    Age: 35    ::     City: Los Angeles    ::    Astrological sign: Gemini

When you're not creating: I am surrounded by AT LEAST four children. Usually more than that because when you have a lot of children you also have a lot of children over to play with said children and children children children. Children.

End of the day unwind: At the moment, no. There is zero time for an unwind these days but I AM VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO UNWINDING AT SOME POINT SOMEDAY!

First gig: My first job was dressing up like Beavis (or Butthead, depending on the day/mask availability) with my friend, Nicole, and standing on the side of the road. It was our job to woo drivers to pull over and shop for Halloween costumes at the local "Halloween Tent" during the month of October. MANY people threw things at us.

To cope with a long commute: I listen to Slayer. Just kidding. The Hamilton Soundtrack, from start to finish, is the only thing that keeps my kids from tearing each other apart during long drives.

Currently Watching: The Handmaid's Tale (trying to, anyway. It's giving me panic attacks.) Listening to: The Stealing Beauty Soundtrack. (I forgot how good it is. IT IS SO GOOD.) Reading: I just finished THE BEST WE COULD DO by Thi Bui. It moved me more than any book I've read in years.

Your personal masterpiece: My children. Cliche, I know, but COME ON.

Personal role model: My eight year old daughter, Fable. She is the most confident, self-assured human being I have every met. Tonight I watched her, all dressed up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her Hall of Heroes project and just... fangirled out like she was The Beatles.

What's next: I am currently raising money for my first film, Pans -- a feminist retelling of Peter Pan set in a beach community in 1994. Please consider supporting us on Kickstarter!

Ladies we should know: Female Collective on Instagram (founded by Candace Reels.)

LOS ANGELES
Tuesday, May 23rd, 7:00pm 
In Conversation: Black Performance in Contemporary Art
California African American Museum: 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California 90007

Friday, May 26th, 6:30pm
A Conversation On Disability, Neurodiversity, & Chronic Illness
Women's Center for Creative Work: 2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles, California 90031

Saturday, May 27th, 7:00pm
Boogiewoman N°1
The Vortex: 2341 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90021

Sunday, May 28th & Monday, May 29th
Two by Elaine May: A New Leaf & Ishtar (35mm Double Feature)
New Beverly Cinema: 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Monday, May 22nd, 7:30pm
Queer Girl Movie Night: May Edition
Black Cat DC: 1811 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
NEW ORLEANS
Tuesday, May23rd, 7:00pm
Gender 101 - Feminism and Gender
LGBT Community Center of New Orleans: 2727 South Broad St, Suite 102, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125
AUSTIN
Friday, May 26th, 7:00pm
#Bossbabesatx Two-Year Anniversary and Fundraiser
Space 24Twenty: 2420 Guadalupe StreetAustin, Texas, 78705
PHILADELPHIA
Friday, May 26th, 7:00pm
In The Morning Screening
Leonard Pearlstein Gallery: 3401 Filbert St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

May 26th – May 28th
Jamie Lee
Helium Comedy Club - Philadelphia: 2031 Sansom St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
CHICAGO
Monday, May 22nd, 8:30pm
Period Piece: A Staged Reading to Benefit Planned Parenthood
MCL Chicago: 3110 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:00pm
MCA Talk: Artadia, Art & Dialogue w/Naima Keith & Naomi Beckwith
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Submit your film to the Athena Film Festival:
Open through August 15th
The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of strong, bold women leaders from all walks of life – stories of ambition, courage, resilience, and moxie.
More info here
...ONE WEEK LEFT to support the PANS Kickstarter campaign! 

Get yourself a mixtape compiled by the cast and crew or I'm Not Sorry merch when you support this film on their KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!
Thanks for participating! See you next Monday for comedian Adrienne Truscott!
Curated by Paris McGarry.
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