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Three days of non-stop action! We have 18 screenings this year. And we are showing over 40 films, all dedicated to women in action. There are two panel discussions and a live radio show as well.

April 22 – 24, 2016

Ahrya Fine Arts Theater
8556 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA

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Ticket prices for most shows are only $8.00

Fri. Apr. 22, 12:00pm

ARTEMIS’ ASS-KICKIN’ FESTIVAL OPENER – Female Martial Artists, Short & Feature

SUDDEN MASTER – A girl inherits her father’s dojo and is suddenly battling the evil fighters from a competing dojo. Cast: Samantha Wan; Casey Hudecki, Allen Keng. Adult themes and language.

NEUNG ROY – The journey of a woman who dedicates a year in Thailand to fight 100 Mauy Thai matches. Cast: Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu. Family friendly.

Fri. Apr. 22, 3:15pm

ALL-STARS OF STUNTS, PANEL DISCUSSION

Ninety minute panel discussion with legendary stunt. Sheena Metal moderates. Guests are Andy Armstrong, Zoe Bell, Angela Meryl, Heidi Moneymakers, Maja Aro, Dayna Grant, Jessie Graff and Indus Alelia. An historic event, the 1st panel featuring so many legends of the field in one place at one time.

Fri. Apr. 22, 5:00pm

THE SHEENA METAL EXPERIENCE, LIVE FROM ARTEMIS’ ASS-KICKIN’ RED CARPET!

Radio legend, Sheena Metal will broadcast her show, The Sheena Metal Experience, live from the theater. Watch as she interviews Artemis’ 2016 Honorees and special guests.

Fri. Apr. 22, 7:15pm

RED CARPET HONOREE CEREMONY

TICKET INCLUDES 8:20 AND 9:20PM SCREENINGS.

Red Carpet Honorees Ceremony in recognition of those that have made generous contributions to women in action films. Director/Writer PAUL FEIG (Ghostbusters 2016, Spy, The Heat), Actress YANCY BUTLER (Kick Ass, Lake Placid, Witchblade), Actress/Stuntwoman ZOË BELL (The Hateful Eight, Camino, Mercenaries), Stuntwoman HEIDI MONEYMAKER (Captain America: Civil War, Hail Caesar!, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Stuntwoman/Stunt Coordinator DAYNA GRANT (Mad Max: Fury Road, Hercules, Ash Vs. Evil Dead), and Stuntwoman JESSIE GRAFF (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supergirl, Hawaii Five-0). All are expected to attend.

Fri. Apr. 22, 8:20pm

NO TOUCHING

Two women go into a haunted house and end up battling very real men and monsters. Cast: Zoë Bell, Heidi Moneymaker, Jake Busey, Doug Jones

FIGHT VALLEY

A woman enters the brutal world of underground fighting to discover her sister’s killer. Cast: Erin O’Brien, Miesha Tate, Kari J. Kramer, Holly Holm, Cristiane Cyborg Justino.

Fri. Apr. 22, 9:20pm

NEVER LET GO

A woman’s baby is kidnapped in a remote area of the world. She battles everyone in her way as she relentlessly pursues the kidnappers. Graphic language and violence. Cast: Angela Dixon, Nigel Whitmey, Lisa Eichhorn

Sat. Apr. 23, 10:00am

SWORDSWOMEN & SUPERHEROES

SHORTS BLOCK – 7 SHORTS IN ONE SCREENING

SAVE THE FEMALE SUPERHERO

Satire – A plea to help female action heroes get work in Hollywood.

SILENT JONES

Action – Self-proclaimed superhero Lady V fights for justice, starting with a serial killer terrorizing her neighborhood.

SUPER KNOCKED UP

Comedy Superhero – Female supervillain becomes pregnant with a child of her superhero arch rival.

HEROES OF THE REALM

Comedy Fantasy – A pizza delivery girl enters a video game’s reality and ends up saving the world.

MONSTER HUNTERS

Comedy Thriller – A startup company of monster hunters takes on some trouble-making Leprachauns as their first case. Cast: Mary McDonough; Richard McGonagle; Sarah Brown

BATTLERS

Action – A deadly sword fight between a woman seeking revenge and the master who killed her brother. Violence. Cast: Siobhan Richardson; Andre Sills

HEART OF SWORD

Fight Action – In ancient Japan, a young girl idesparate to find a way out of her arranged marriage and kempo is her only resort. Family friendly.

All films contain fight action violence.

Sat. Apr. 23, 11:40am

WOMEN WARRIORS BLOCK 1 OF 2 – 2 DOCUMENTARIES

WOMEN WARRIORS: A VISION OF VALOR – FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

The evolution of women’s roles in the US military, illustrating how important women have been in the military despite what history books may say.

WINGS OF SILVER: VI COWDEN STORY – SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Women Airforce Service Pilots (W.A.S.P.) were crucial to the war effort during World War II and then forgotten when the war ended. Cast: Vi Cowden, Mark Bonn – Director, Editor, Christine Bonn – Producer, Co-Director. Family friendly.

Sat. Apr. 23, 1:30pm

WARRIOR WOMEN, BLOCK 2 OF 2

Women Warriors Panel: An exploration of badass women throughout the ages. From Amazons to the Octagon, from Boudica to the battlefields of today. Well-behaved women seldom make history! Featuring world renown Archaeologist/Author Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Kimberly Ball – Professor of Germanic Languages, Scandinavian mythology specialist, Kim Clair – Gender Studies Scholar, Shayna Baysler – Women’s mma star, Alice Stevens Rohrer – WW II WASP aviator, Karen Fine Brasch – Navy Helicopter pilot, Hillary Prentice – Producer of Fly Girls movie about WASP aviators, Cyntha Vespia – Author, Mark Bonn – Filmmaker Wings of Silver: Vi Cowden Story, Christine Bonn – Filmmaker Wings of Silver: Vi Cowden Story. Moderated by Sheena Metal.

Sat. Apr. 23, 2:40pm

WOMEN VS. THE ELEMENTS

WILL TO FLY – FEATURE

The life and tumultuous sports career of Lydia Lassila and the Australian aerial ski team.

Sat. Apr. 23, 4:45pm

HEARTS OF CHAMPIONS

SHORTS AND FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

THE WORLD’S OLDEST

Comedy Mockumentary – The life of the world’s oldest female boxer. Cast: Alicia Ashley, Melissa Smith.

BAM BAM

The training routine and fight-night process of a 50-year-old female boxer.

HONOR SONG

A young Native American fights her tribe’s traditions to become a boxer and warrior.

GIRL FIGHT: A MUAY THAI STORY – FEATURE

The story of Prairie Rugilo, who created an all-female Muay Thai kickboxing gym in 2009 – battling personal demons to become a fighter and hurricanes to create a successful gym. Cast: Prairie Rugilo. Some language and adult themes.

Sat. Apr. 23, 7:00pm

BADASS WOMEN: DEADLIER THAN THE MALE, SHORTS BLOCK

NINE SHORTS IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK

WOMAN POWER

Fight Action – Poetry video about the power of women and what they can accomplish. Fight violence. Cast: Helen Oakleigh; Toy Lei.

BRIX & THE BITCH

Fight Action – Trapped in a seedy and illegal fight club, one woman’s one chance for escape is to win a gruesome brawl against the one woman she refuses to harm. Graphic fight violence, adult language and themes. Cast: Alex Marshall-Brown; Dre Swain; Carlos Foglia; David Carey Foster; Tim Storms.

FREEFALL

Fight Action – An extraordinary fighter battles her way past guards and killers, fighting her way into a secured building. Fight action violence.

ELIZA

Fight Action – In one violent night, a woman goes on a rampage against the men who killed her husband. Graphic bloody violence. Cast: Mikko Löppönen, Anton Jokikunnas, Jesse Liskola, Jessica Wolff, Ville Lumioksa.

INTERLOAFER

Comedy Action – A struggling new mother battles drug dealers posing as mothers at her neighborhood coffee house. Fight violence, graphic language.

REDEEM THE BEGINNING

Sci-Fi Action – A woman is murdered and stuns her killers by coming back for revenge. Adult themes, graphic fight violence. Cast: Moa Malan; Tim Greenlee; Raymond Teibl; and Combat the Dog

ZONE 2

Thriller – At what seems to be the end of the world, a Mother takes care of her invalid son in a bunker. Adult themes. Cast: Anne Ramsay, Connor Linnerooth

MISS NOBODY

Fight Action – Talia, a former assassin, seeks revenge against the man who killed her family. Graphic language, fight violence. Cast: Gia Franzia; Jim Nieb; Johnny Alexander; Antonio Aaron; Eric Hall; Isabella Bazler

FLOWERS OF THE NIGHT

Action – A team of female assassins attack a well-guarded mansion. Violence, adult themes. Cast: Ted Neff.

Sat. Apr. 23, 8:50 pm

ACTION AND HORROR, Block 1 of 2

CRAWL OR DIE

Horror – In the bleak future, Tank, the toughest of soldiers, leads her elite team through an intricate underground tunnel system to escape a pursuing army and then have to battle a bloodthirsty monster living there. Cast: Director/Writer/Editor – Oklahoma Ward, TANK/Sound Design/Score – Nicole Alonso, Creature FX and Creation – Matthew Crabtree, SNIPER – David Paul Baker. Graphic violence and language.

Sat. Apr. 23, 10:45 pm

ACTION AND HORROR, Block 2 of 2

BOOM BOOM GIRLS OF WRESTLING

Horror – Six women form a wrestling team and end up stuck in a ghost town where they are killed one by one. Cast: Carolin von Petzholdt. Graphic language, bloody violence.

Sun. Apr. 24, 10:00am

ACTION FOR GIRLS

3 SHORT FILMS IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK

REAL ACTIVE WOMEN

Short Documentary – Both a movement and TV show that brings female athletes into the spotlight. Cast: Annie Laurie Medonis.

PRETTY TOUGH

Narative Short – Two competitive sisters join the high school soccer team. Cast – Adelaide Kane, Krystal Young.

FLYING QUEENS: A BASKETBALL DYNASTY

Short Documentary – The story of the 1950s Hutcherson Flying Queens. In a time when women were pressured to be homemakers, this team would become famous for their basketball wizardry to become known as the most winning collegiate amateur basketball team in US history-male or female!

Sun. Apr. 24, 12:05pm

EXCEPTIONAL SPORTS WOMEN

HOUR LONG DOCUMENTARY SHORT

MATTERHORN: THE BIRDWOMAN’S DREAM

A woman makes her dream of being the first wingsuit pilot to jump from the top of the Matterhorn a reality. Family friendly. Subtitled in English.

Sun. Apr. 24, 1:05pm

WOMEN AND NATURE

2 DOCUMENTARIES IN THIS SCREENING BLOCK

EPIPHANY

Documentary – An ocean photographer faces her fears by swimming with whales and sharks. Cast: Ellen Cuylaerts lead talent, writer, co-director Michael Maes director of photography, producer. Family friendly.

WOMEN OUTWARD BOUND

Documentary – Fifty years ago, U.S Outward Bound wilderness school was created to help prepare men for war-the ultimate obstacle course. Women were not allowed. In 1965, 24 women broke that barrier and successfully completed this impossible challenge. Family friendly.

Sun. Apr. 24, 3:55pm

WOMEN IN ACTION SAVING ANIMALS

SMART – FEATURE

The story of the unique Animal Rescue Team in Southern Cal, rescuing animals stuck in horrible situations. This is the first and for now only team like it in the world. Graphic adult language. Intense animal situations. Not for children. Teenagers and adults.

Sun. Apr. 24, 5:45pm

ACTION & THE ARTS

2 SHORTS & 1 DOC FEATURE FILMS INCLUDED IN THIS SCREENING

BULLETS AT THE BALLET

Short Narrative – After a hit goes wrong, an aging ballerina who moonlights as an assassin must fight her way back to the theater to perform. Adult themes. Cast: Christine Perkins; Olga Wilhelmine; Emelia Perkins; Samuel Cobean

HUNTED: WOMEN OF WILL

Short Narrative – A female Shakespeare company takes on a vampire who breaks into their rehearsal! Fight action violence and some adult language. Cast: Adeye Sahran; Dawn Alden; Jean Lupien; Jen Albert; Lacy Altwine; Melissa Johnston; Sarah Wahl; Talia K. Dillingham

OXD

Feature Documentary – The story of how Elizabeth Streb’s Extreme Action Dance Company created an extraordinary day to remember using dancers in never-seen-before ways. Family friendly. Cast: Elizabeth Streb

Sun. Apr. 24, 8:15pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF POWER

POWER

Documentary Short – A woman commits her life to teaching self-defense to young girls in India, known for having the highest rape statisitics. Cast – Debi Steven.

INDIA’S DAUGHTER

60 Minute Documentary – The rape and the abuse of women has reached epidemic proportions in the Indian subcontinent. This documentary focuses on the gang rape and murder of a young Indian woman as a springboard to explore India’s patriarchal values and how that bias has led to widespread sexual violence.

ONE HOUR Q&A WITH FILMMAKER/ACTIVIST LESLEE UDWIN, DIRECTOR OF INDIA’S DAUGHTER. Moderated by Sheena Metal.

Sun. Apr. 24, 10:45pm

AWARDS CEREMONY – COMPETITION FILMMAKERS AND SCREENWRITERS

Artemis Women in Action Film Festival will recognize the best of the festival with awards for Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Short Documentary, Best Foreign Film, Best Director, Best Short Director, Best Historical Documentary, Best Actress, Best Fight Action, Best Musical Short, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay.

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