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Special Screenings at DIFF by Women!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:14 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

Women In Film.Dallas is partnering with the Dallas International Film Festival for three special screenings - all by female filmmakers!  WIF.D members can enter for the chance to win a pair of tickets to each screening! (See details below.) Additional tickets can be purchased here . Not a member? Join WIF.D now for your chance to win! Here's a snapshot of the films being screened.

Faith, Love and Whiskey(75 minutes) @ Angelika - Friday, April 13, 4:30 pm

NYU grad student and one-time economics major Kristina Nikolova’s deserves an “A” for her dreamy and thought-provoking feature film. Neli is a young Bulgarian woman who leaves behind her dream life in America to return home to her passionate but self-destructive friend Val. When her fiancée, Scott, shows up unexpectedly, she has to choose between a secure future and a doomed love. Nikolova takes us on a picturesque tour of Bulgaria (the film won a jury prize for cinematography at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival) while a different layer of Neli and Val’s past is revealed at each stop, leaving us to share the pain of a very difficult decision. Faith, Love and Whiskey is a testament to the spirit of independent filmmaking. (Bulgarian with English subtitles)

We’re Not Broke  (81 minutes) @ Angelika - Sunday, April 15, 6 pm

With the U.S. in the grip of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression and an unprecedented budget deficit, the conclusion that our country is broke seems unquestionable. Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce’s searing exposé reveals that multibillion-dollar corporations are based in the US, make money from American consumers, and often even receive lucrative contracts from the government, yet pay nothing in US income taxes. The film follows a number of activists who have had enough and are demanding that corporations finally pay their fair share.

Girls Girls Girls (70 minutes) @ Texas Theater - Sunday, April 22, 4pm

This is an EXTRA SPECIAL screening with HAPPY HOUR BEFORE and AFTER the film - so come early and stay late to network. Girl Girls Girls is a compendium of shorts where six filmmakers were awarded $1000 each to make a film. The filmmakers were given only two rules: 1) it had to be written, directed, produced, shot, and edited by women, and 2) the finished product had to express what "feminine strength" meant to the filmmakers.

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