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Directed by
Justine Williams

USA / 2018 / 15

World Premiere

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In 1980's Woodstock, NY, a 13-year old girl reluctantly prepares for her Bat Mitzvah, but an unexpected encounter with a local girl, sends her traditional rite of passage in an unorthodox direction.
Justine Wolf Williams is a Woodstock-born/Brooklyn-based performer-creator and filmmaker. Her work in film as a maker and/or actor has screened at the Maryland Film Festival, Slamdance, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, Rooftop Film Festival and more. She was a 2015 artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Media Lab, 2016 Queer Arts Mentorship Fellow (founded by filmmaker Ira Sachs), and is in preproduction on her first feature through NYWIFT's Film to Preproduction Lab. She teaches performance at the Yale School of Drama and at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Cast/Featuring: Kathryn Kates, Melanie Notinger, Allison Wick, Rebecca Hart
Executive Producer(s): Justine Williams
Producer(s): Maha Chehlaoui
Director(s): Justine Williams
Screenwriter(s): Justine Williams
Cinematographer(s): Jeff Economy
Editor(s): Maria Cataldo
Production Designer(s): Pamela Martin
Composer(s)/Music: Rima Fand
Sound Designer(s): Arjun Demeyere


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