cum pane at NYC FEMINIST FILM WEEK 2019

March 5 – March 10

The NYC Feminist Film Week presents its third annual film program committed to increasing the visibility of women and of all trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming filmmakers. Our program aims to foster critical dialogue among filmmakers and the general public, using queer/trans/feminist approaches to interrogate cultural constructions of gender, sexuality, race, class, age, and dis/ability.

Organized around the ongoing theme of feminist film genealogies, the series asks the following questions: What might a genealogy of feminist film look like in its ethics and aesthetics? How do feminist film practices function as forms of political and critical intervention? What strategies do they employ to unsettle and dismantle racism, heterosexism, transphobia, classism, and stigmas around sexuality, illness, and dis/ability? And how do feminist film and media practitioners articulate queer, trans, POC, working class, immigrant, dis/abled, and other marginalized experiences and identities?

Inspired by international feminist film festivals like Cineffable and the London Feminist Film Week, the NYC Feminist Film Week focuses on the social and material aspects of filmmaking, placing feminist film production within specific historical and geographical contexts while also creating connections among films, filmmakers, communities, and audiences across space and time. This year’s program focuses on issues surrounding sexuality with a focus on pleasure as a feminist strategy for resistance and community building. The FFW’19 line-up thus celebrates the intertextuality of film while recognizing the unique contributions of feminist film pioneers alongside new and emerging filmmakers.

Programmer: S.H. Varino; guest programmers: Patricia Silva & Maya Suess.

March 10 at 6:00 PM

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Guest programmed by Maya Suess.

Ayana Evans, Sara Jimenez, Jaguar Mary, Caroline Partamian, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Abbey Williams, Jade Yumang & Eleni Zaharopoulos in person.

For this program, a visual and auditory exploration of the tactile, the viewers will be invited as they enter the cinema to select an object to hold for the duration of the screening. We are material creatures who encounter the tangible world through our physical senses, and we get to know our environment and ourselves through tactile experiences. Objects help us contextualize ourselves in the world, they bring us together, they help us express thoughts and ideas, they define us. This program presents works by visual artists, performance artists, and filmmakers exploring ideas of family, community, self, and sexuality through the objects around them.

Abbey Williams PUCE MOMENT, WITH LOVE (2006, 6.5 min, digital)
Anna Linder CUM PANE – THE ONE YOU SHARE YOUR BREAD WITH (2002, 8 min, digital)
Jaguar Mary PERSONAL GEOMETRY (2012, 8 min, digital)
Caroline Partamian ASMR HAND MOVIES (2018, 1.5 min, digital)
Chun Hua Dong EVERYWHERE AND ALL AT ONCE (2017, 7 min, digital)
Ayana Evans & Zina Saro-Wiwa PARASOL (2016, 14.5 min, digital)
Jade Yumang & Sara Jimenez BRIDLED DANCE (2016, 6.5 min, digital)
Julia Feyrer THE ARTIST’S STUDIO (2010, 5 min, 16mm)
Maria Hupfield THE ONE WHO KEEPS ON GIVING (2017, 7 min, digital)
Niknaz, Chaplain Christopher Jones, Ted Kerr, and LJ Roberts INFLAMED: A LITANY FOR BURNING CONDOMS (2014, 6 min, digital)
Eleni Zaharopoulos CRAVES CONTACT CONSTANTLY: PART IV (2018, 3 min, digital)
Anna Betbeze & Nica Ross ATMOSPHERE 1 (2018, 6 min, digital)
Total running time: ca. 85 min.

For more details on the individual films, visit our series page: