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Claire Stuart Meiner and Atheena Frizzell - I Was a Teenage Girl

Claire Stuart Meiner and Atheena Frizzell – I Was a Teenage Girl

Pride Films and Plays announces seven short films and two episodes from Tello Films receiving their Chicago premieres during Pride Films and Plays Women’s Words Film Festival at the Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark) on September 15th, 2014.

Tickets can be ordered here.

Films chosen for the fest include an innocent teenage story of breaking boundaries, a sexy 30 year old woman crashing a teenage party in the South of France, an exploration of love inspired by Robert Frost and glue, the genuine quirks of young love, a betrayal of true love, and a British Lesbian comedy of unforeseen family intimacy.

Madeline Elizabeth and Emi Schwartz - Practical Things

Madeline Elizabeth and Emi Schwartz – Practical Things

And the featured web series Rent Controlled is a comedy of unfortunate events: Heather can’t move out, and can’t move on. When the love of Heather’s life decides to break up with her the day after they move in together, she has to decide if she should move on, move out, or put on the moves that would win back Jennifer’s heart in this work from Tello Films. These are just some of the tantalizing offerings at Women’s Words Film Fest which will be at the Public House Theatre on September 15th at 7:30PM. The full program is listed below.

Along with our nine premieres we will be bringing back Angie and Jackie Final Cut, The Wait, Hypocrites and Strippers and Another Women’s Scent, four shorts that were well received when presented in our Queer Bits Film Festival.

The screening commences at 7:30PM and will be followed by a brief talkback with a few of the filmmakers. The Pub Theater bar will be open beginning at 6:30PM. Please come early and have a drink with us!

Warning: some of the short films and webseries episodes contain adult themes, language, and brief nudity. You are going to love them!

Tickets are $10. VIP Tickets are available for $15 and include prime table seating. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1.800.838.3006.

Anna Margaret Hollyman - Social Butterfly

Anna Margaret Hollyman – Social Butterfly

Women’s Words Film Festival Program

Social Butterfly (US, 14 minutes)

written and directed by Lauren Wolkstein

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A 30-year-old American woman enters into a teenage party in the South of France. Some of the guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.

I Was a Teenage Girl (US, 6 minutes)

written and directed by Augustine Frizzell

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Emma and Jesse are close friends. One night, after an intense breakup, they have a heartfelt conversation that challenges the boundaries of their friendship in an unexpected way.

Practical Things(US, 5 minutes)

written and directed by Kris and Lindy Boustedt

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Two girls, first love, super glue, and Robert Frost.

Together Forever(US, 9 minutes)

written and directed by Kris and Lindy Boustedt

A film about marriage equality, everlasting love, creating the perfect moment and finding the grandiose in the everyday.

Friends Who Like Nickelback (US, 16 minutes)

written and directed by Allison Torem

One girl, in Chicago, many subjects and recycled chicken. Is this a cry for “help”?

Say That You Love Me (UK, 9 minutes)

written and directed by Dina Jacobsen

When one relationship ends another one begins and surprises us in a way that is far from predictable and most uncomfortable.

Hide Your Eyes (Denmark, 12 minutes)

written by Gabriela Uweis

Anabel invites her ex-girlfriend, Hanna, to see her new apartment with the hope of getting her back. Hanna, on the other hand, is going to confront Anabel one last time about a rumor of her infidelity. Will Anabel get Hanna back or will they part for good?

Rent Controlled (US, 10 minutes)

written by Heather Dean

directed by Julie Keck & Jessica King

produced by TelloFilms

Can’t move out; can’t move on. When the love of her life decides to break up with Heather the day after they move in together, Heather has to decide if she should move on, move out, or put on the moves that would win back Jennifer’s heart

 Angie & Jackie Final Cut (UK, 11 minutes)

Directors: Angie West, Jackie Nunns and Andrew David

This light-hearted documentary follows Angie and Jackie, a lesbian couple in their 50s who try their hand at making a film for the first time

 The Wait (USA, 9 minutes)

Writer/Director: Mary Guzmán

Kimberly and Petra are unknown to each other but both in love with Sofia. Kimbery is Sofia’s future and Petra is her past. They inadvertently come together to wait, for Sofia.

 Hypocrites + Strippers (USA and Pakistan, 1 minute 33 seconds)

Writer/Director: Kim Yaged

Based on Yaged’s hilarious one-person show, which follows the story of a feminist who keeps dating strippers, “Hypocrites + Strippers” is a serious comedy about selling sex and selling out.

Another Woman’s Scent (UK, 2 minutes)

Directors: Angie West and Jackie Nunns; Writer: Sarah Reilly

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, she remembers being drawn to another woman’s scent. Erotic lesbian transitioning/coming out, a true story by Sarah Reilly, poet and artist.

Susanna Horneij - Hide Your Eyes

Susanna Horneij – Hide Your Eyes

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

1.) (Center) Anna Margaret Hollyman – Social Butterfly

2.) (From L to R) Claire Stuart Meiner and Atheena Frizzell – I Was a Teenage Girl

3.) (From L to R) Madeline Elizabeth and Emi Schwartz – Practical Things

4.) (From L to R) Carollani Sandberg and Angela DiMarco – Together Forever

5.) (Center) Susanna Horneij – Hide Your Eyes

About Women’s Words Film Festival

Women’s Words Film Festival is Pride Films and Plays’ second installment into Women’s Words Weekend. The first being the sold out fundraiser, Lezfest: A One Night Fling, held at Mary’s Attic on July 28th showcasing a melting pot of Chicago’s best and brightest women through song and spoken word.

Women’s Words Weekend features films and plays written by women with lesbian themes. This is a contest for works for the stage (plays, musicals, spoken word) and screen (teleplays and screenplays). Two scripts have been selected from each category and  their work will be performed as stage readings during Women’s Words Weekend, September 19-21st at Center on Halsted. The stage readings are comprised of local Chicago actors and directors.

Our mission is to present and develop human stories with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters or themes that speak for the community and are essential viewing for all audiences.

Tickets are $10. VIP Tickets are available for $15 and include prime table seating.

For more information visit pridefilmsandplays.com.

About Pride Films and Plays

Founded in 2010, PFP is a script and screenplay development company that works with an international network of writers to develop work with LGBT characters or themes through our the Great Gay Play and Musical Contest, Great Gay Screenplay Contest, and Women’s Words for plays and screenplays by women with lesbian characters or themes. We also stage full productions of new and classic LGBT work, winning 2 Jeff Awards in 2013 for Best Musical and Best New Work for Leo Schwartz’s Under A Rainbow Flag, and a Jeff Award in 2014 for Nora Lise Ulrey’s performance in The Children’s Hour. PFP’s At The Flash performed at the Dublin International Gay Fest recently, and was nominated for Best New Writing and Best Acting Awards.

For more information on contests or productions, visitwww.pridefilmsandplays.com

 

For more information on contests or productions, visitwww.pridefilmsandplays.com

 

One Response to "Women’s Words Film Fest"

  1. Lindy Boustedt Posted on September 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Really honored to have our films as part of your lineup! Hope the night is a smashing success.

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