Location and time:
Bearsville Theater in
documentary by Katja Esson
U.S.A / 2002 /
“Ferry Tales” is
about the secrets of the Staten Island Ferry Powder Room. It is a place where
women of different ages and backgrounds gather every day. As they put on their
make-up and prepare themselves for Manhattan, they are transformed from
housewives to businesswomen, from mothers to lawyers, from sisters to
was born in
lives in New York and works in the US and Europe. Since her Bachelor in Motion
Picture and Theatre in 1990, Katja Esson is working as a writer/director. Her
1992 short film “Speech Less” was shown at film festivals all over the world
and won several international awards. In 1994 she went on to made her first
documentary, “Miami Que Linda es Cuba”, which was part of exhibitions in
Museums in Spain and the US, and is now part of the ‘Art on Film Series’ in
New York. In 1997 she received the prestigious
‘Master School Fellowship’ in
with her screenplay “El Aleman”.
Katja Esson, Sabine Schenk, and Corinna Sager
Cinematographer” Martina Radwan
Sabine Hoffman and Moira Demos
DROWNING IN FRIVOLITY: A character Study
documentary by Rebecca Conroy
U.S.A / 2003 /
Drowning in Frivolity: A Character Study” is a short documentary shot on 16mm
film. It is about a cynical young woman whose life revolves around “what’s
in,” whether she knows it or not. She is a modern-day slave to fashion
livining in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Narrated by Renee Racicot herself, the
piece gives us a humorous glimpse inside the life of a stylish scenester.
documentary by Nora Kevorkian
Canada / 2003 /
Uncovered” documents the reality of sexual competition some women of Damascus
live with. Filmed in the Souk Al Hamidiyyah from August to September 11, 2001,
it is a personal account of the unexplored sexual world of women who live
behind the veil.
is an award winning Canadian filmmaker of Armenian and Lebanese descent. She
immigrated to Canada from Lebanon in her late teens to pursue a university
in Canada. Her
studies earned her a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University
of Toronto. In
2001 Ms. Kevorkian made her filmmaking debut with her first documentary
Uncovered”. “Veils Uncovered” won the National Film Board Award for
Documentary at Reel World Film Festival, Toronto, 2002; The Golden Sheaf
for Best Documentary Short Subject
at the 2002 Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival
Awards, the Audience Award at the 2002 Dawson City International Film
was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2002 New York
International Film and Video Festival.
Also screening with "White Runway"
Tinker Street, Upstate Films and the
Catskill Mountain Foundation Theater are 35mm facilities.
Upstate and CMFT will also screen beta sp
and digibeta films.
Bearsville, Mountain View, WCC are beta sp & digibeta
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