March 20, 2017 – Lady Participate 015
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Filmmaker Elisabeth Subrin has  made a long list of inspiring feminist films including Swallow, a deeply personal film about the mental struggle with anorexia, Shulie, about the feminist icon Shulamith Firestone and Sweet Ruin, adapted from Michelangelo Antonioni’s unrealized script, Technically Sweet with Gaby Hoffman in both male and female leads. Subrin's work has always been concerned with ways women are portrayed, which has carried over to her first feature length narrative film, A Woman, A Part (2016, 98 min.). Subrin's film follows an exhausted actress who leaves her successful life on TV to go back to her roots in New York, where she tries to come back to herself. The above still is of John Ortiz, Maggie Siff and Cara Seymour in the film [cinematography by Chris Dapkins.] A Woman, A Part comes out this Wednesday at IFC Center in NYC. Get your tickets here!

Name: Elisabeth Subrin   ::   Occupation: Filmmaker/artist/professor   ::   City: Brooklyn

When you're not creating: Wrangling the minds & creative visions of 20-somethings

To cope with a long commute: My friends would know I was lying if I said anything other than my phone.

First gig: AV Tech. i.e. delivering slide projectors & VCRs to law school professors

Currently watching/listening/reading: Democracy Now obsessively; Tender Points by Amy Berkowitz, holding my breath for Orphan Black Season 5

Best work environment: My friend's painting studio in a barn in the Hudson Valley

Your personal masterpiece: I don’t believe in masterpieces.

Current obsession: Filling the theater for the theatrical release of my film, A Woman, A Part at IFC Center March 22-28

The future: Holding my breath for it while supposedly staying in the moment.

Most important failure: As a friend asked, “Hasn’t everyone had a relationship with a sociopath at one point in their lives?”

Favorite interview you've done: How To Survive Production Nightmares and Stay True to Your Vision, by Liz Nord from No Film School

Why you love your city: Because it's normal to talk with strangers.

Reoccurring dream: Apocalyptic, labyrinthine narratives set
In abandoned art schools with exes and family in recurring roles

Personal role model: My Buddhist teachers, Sarah & Ty Powers

The future/What's next: An experimental bio-pic about the late French actress Maria Schneider

Ladies we should know: Sarah Jones, Jackie Gendel, Becca Albee, Kimberly Kae, Annie Seaton, Lana Lin & my sisters (Jennifer & Julie)


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Donald Trump sends 'hate group' to a UN conference on women's rights The Independent (March 16, 2017)

girls garage: the all-female workshop teaching young women DIY design + constructionDesign Boom (March 14, 2017)

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs On Diversity In Film: 'The Door Must Stay Open'  – Forbes (March 13, 2017)
A Woman, A Part (Elisabeth Subrin, 2017)
IFC Center: 323 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10014
Open Wednesday, March 22nd–Tuesday, March 28th
Q&As with Subrin Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm
New Directors/New Films (see Lady Participate 010 for a full list of features by lady filmmakers in the festival)
The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center: 165 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023
The Museum of Modern Art: 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019
Wednesday, March 15th–Sunday, March 26th
Migrating Forms
BAM Rose Cinemas: 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Cauleen Smith, Program 1
Friday, March 24th, 7:30pm
Leslie Thornton, Program 1
Saturday, March 25th, 6:30pm
Cauleen Smith: Afro-futurist Tapes
Sunday, March 26th, 9:00pm
Leslie Thornton: Peggy and Fred in Hell: Folding
Monday, March 27th, 7:30pm
Cauleen Smith: drylongso + Lessons in Semaphore
Tuesday, March 28th, 9:15pm
Sondra Perry
Thursday, March 30th, 7:30pm
The Power of the Political Voice: Women as Voters
World Affairs: 312 Sutter St, Ste 200, San Francisco, CA 94108
Wednesday, March 22nd, 6:30pm
Women and Resistance: From the Panthers, to Yippies, to Comix
California Historical Society: 678 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Thursday, March 23rd, 6:00pm
Have a Poet for Lunch with Marisa Crawford
Contemporary Jewish Museum: 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Friday, March 24th, 12:50pm
Strange Culture | The Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Saturday, March 25th, 3:00pm
Towards A Trans Inclusive Feminism
Pieter Performance Space: 420 West Avenue 33, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Monday, March 20th, 7:00pm
USC She Started It Screening + Panel
USC School of Cinematic Arts: 900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Wednesday, March 22nd, 6:30pm
How To Fight Like A Girl
Echo Park Film Center: 1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Friday, March 24th, 8:00pm
The 24th Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
Electric Lodge: 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Friday, March 24th–Sunday, March 26th
Thanks for participating! See you on Thursday for filmmaker Shatara Michelle Ford.
Curated by Paris McGarry
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