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FILM SCREENINGS, PANELS AND WORKSHOPS – SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Fri. 4/26 - Sun 4/28, 2019 - Laemmle Monica Film Center
1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Sun. April 28, 2019 10:00am

Panel Discussion - WONDER WOMEN: JOIN THE REAL-LIFE JUSTICE LEAGUE! Sponsored by Pop Culture Hero Coalition

Wonder Woman said “it is my sacred duty to defend the world” — and we are #SuperheroIRL, working for real-life heroism over misogyny, bullying, racism, homophobia, cyberbullying, and inequality! Join Pop Culture Hero Coalition, celebrities and activists for this timely intersection of fun & social justice, discussing how film, comics, and TV can propel us to create a better planet. "Pop Culture Hero Coalition is turning fantasy into the real world with justice and heroism." CBS News

Moderated by Chase Masterson, Founder & CEO, Pop Culture Hero. Panelists include KT Curran, Writer/Director; Trisha Nicolas, founder Dream2Reality, Inc.

Sun. April 28, 2019 10:20am

BEATING THE ODDS – DOC SHORTS BLOCK

HOLLABACK – Ciarra Lambert aka Queen Jo is a multi-faceted hip-hop artist from Philadelphia, who has the courage to fight for women’s rights within the same scene that degrades them on a daily basis. Ciarra Lambert aka Queen Jo; Emilia Wieding, director. Germany

SAVING HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jennifer Nelson’s legal battle challenging Warner Chappell’s copyright claim to the song “Happy Birthday To You.” Jennifer Nelson, writer/director. USA

ASTRONAUT STARBRIGHT – Taylor Richardson (Astronaut Starbright), is a young girl of color who aspires to be an astronaut when she grows up. Taylor Richardson; Lana Taylor, director. USA

MOTHERLAND – About the women who shake tradition to rid their country of landmines leftover from a devastating ethnic war. Individually outcast; together, a collective. Emily Mkrtichian, Jesse Soursourian, directors. Subtitles. Armenia

THE WOMEN OF TITMOUSE ANIMATION – A diverse group of women in an independent studio challenge the lack of representation in the animation industry by sharing their pathways from classroom to career. Shannon Prynoski; Kim Arndt; Sakari Singh; Heather Alexander; Chrissy Guest, director. USA

Sun. April 28, 2019 10:40am

SHUTOUT! THE BATTLE AMERICAN WOMEN WAGE TO PLAY BASEBALL – FEATURE DOC

American girls and women continue to face institutional gender discrimination trying to play, coach, and umpire America’s game, baseball. Ila Borders; Cameron Ely; Lilly Jacobson; Jennifer Ring; Lisa Nehus Saxon; Justine Siegal; Jon Leonoudakis, director. USA

Sun. April 28, 2019 12:00pm

Panel Discussion - CREATING KICK-ASS FEMALE CHARACTERS
sponsored by Final Draft

A discussion focused upon creating characters for women, by women.

Moderated by Final Draft's Kala Guess. Panelists include Eva Vives, Writer/Director, Candela Films, Inc.; Shea Butler, Director/Writer, The Butler Did It Productions; Ally Iseman, Actor/Writer/Producer; and Teresa Huang, TV Writer [SEAL Team (CBS), Superstition (SYFY)] .

Sun. April 28, 2019 12:05pm

STUNTWOMEN: THE UNTOLD HOLLYWOOD STORY – FEATURE DOC

An action-documentary about the evolution of stunt women from The Perils of Pauline (1914) and beyond. Michelle Rodriguez; Paul Feig; Amy Johnston; Jeannie Epper; Debbie Evans; Julie Ann Johnson; Nell Scovell, and many others; writer; April Wright, director. Adult themes. USA

Sun. April 28, 2019 12:35pm

UNDERESTIMATED WOMEN – ONE FEATURE DOC, 2 SHORT DOCS

GIRLS, GRAPPLING, AND GRIT – FEATURE DOC – The past 5 years has saw epic growth in female participation in the sport of wrestling. We explore the topic from all angles, including personal stories from teams and wrestlers; plus experts on why the sport has grown. Sally Roberts; Jessica Philippus; Kyra Batara; Tatam Sparks; Drew Cordoza; Chris Lopez; MarQ Piocos, director/producer. USA

CHASING 14,000 – SHORT DOC – She’s a competitive cyclist who’s chasing her Olympic dreams while training in Colorado, but at 16 years old, Hannah Jordan is not the normal teenager – she only started cycling at the age of 13 and struggles to maintain her health while dealing with a rare metabolic disease. Hannah Jordan; Colleen Thurston, writer/director. USA

A LAND SHAPED BY WOMEN – SHORT DOC – Two Freeride World Champions explore the country in a van through the adventure sports they are passionate about: snowboarding and surfing. Anne-Flore Marxer; Aline Bock; Katrín Oddsdóttir; Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir; Heida Birgisdottir; Anne-Flore Marxer, director. Australia

Sun. April 28, 2019 2:00pm

Panel Discussion - THE ALL-STARS OF STUNTS
sponsored by Action Factory

A 90 minute conversation with some of the greatest stuntwomen in Hollywood! A panel unique to Artemis Film Festival, we put a spotlight on the unsung heroines of your favorite action films.

Moderated by stuntwoman, actress, filmmaker Danielle Burgio. Panelists include Jeannie Epper, Stuntwoman, Stunt Coordinator, Actress (schedule permitting), Julie Ann Johnson, Stuntwoman, Stunt coordinator; Donna Keegan, Stuntwoman, Stunt coordinator, Director; Angela Meryl, Stuntwoman, Actress, Author; and Alyma Dorsey, Stuntwoman, Ex-pro Athelete, Model and Opera Singer.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:00pm

RANGE RUNNERS – FEATURE NARRATIVE

A woman thru-hiking an isolated trail runs into trouble when her pack is hijacked by two men hiding out in the woods, desperate and on the run. Celeste M. Cooper; Michael B. Woods; Sean Patrick Leonard; Devon Colwell, writer; Philip S. Plowden, director. Adult themes and violence. USA

Sun. April 28, 2019 2:30pm

BEAUTY BITES BEAST – FEATURE DOC

Often humorous, always dynamic documentary which flips ideas of women’s self-defense upside-down.  Ellen Snortland; Ken Gruberman

Sun. April 28, 4:00pm

Panel Discussion - WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE ACTION, presented by Chimaera Project - FREE

What does it take to prepare for, shoot and make a spectacular action sequence?  Moderated by Trisha Nicolas (Founder, Dream2Reality), this panel will examine actual stunt scenes with the pros who designed the action and how the scenes were accomplished effectively and safely. Hear first hand advice from the filmmaking teams responsible for creating three different types of action sequences. Production team members, directors, actors and stunt coordinators offer invaluable insight on the process of creating action on screen.  Sharing approaches stunt coordinators use to create action scenes, work flows between departments, and working with actors without stunt experience, and more.  Panelists are Joanna Ke, Actor/Writer/Producer; Helena Barrett, Stuntwoman/Stunt Coordinator, Hayden Lam, Director/Stunt Performer/Stunt Coordinator; Veto Swarn Stuntman/Stunt Coordinator/Martial Arts Instructor; and Austin Nordell, Cinematographer/Editor.

The Chimaera Project: a non-profit dedicated to empowering filmmakers who identify as female to fearlessly create, inspire and lead.

Sun. April 28, 2019 4:15pm

TENACIOUS WOMEN – NARRATIVE SHORTS BLOCK

HUMDINGERS – She has been raised by overzealous parents who do everything in their power to keep her busy, hidden away and safe. She wants her freedom, but she is systematically ingrained by the rules they have created. Agnes Mohan; Kenneth Radley; Alex Campbell, writer/director. Adult language and themes. Australia

A PAIR OF HORNS ON A FEMALE HOMO SAPIENS – Ava, tries her best to live a normal life but she finally has to face the truth. Mahsa Akbarabadi; Saleh Kashefi, writer/director. Adult themes. Subtitles. Iran

DOG BITE – Sometimes dogs bite. This is what happened after. Jennifer Spence; Thomas Nicholson; Stephi Chin-Salvo; Nancy Kerr; Gemma Holdway, writer; Luvia Petersen, director. Adult themes. Canada

STUNTWOMAN – Introducing Tracey Howard, the uncompromising, stuntwoman and single mother of a teenaged girl. She will grapple with motherhood, working in an industry where the young and hungry wait in the wings to take her jobs and finding intimacy with what time she has left. But first she just needs to hold on to her purse. Damita Jane; Ryan Robertson; Troy Faruk; Jason C. Louder; Stacie Davis, writer/director. USA

DIRTY MARTI – The daughter of Dirty Harry contends with her dad’s fiery legacy. Kelly Reiter; Chamia Lane; Ricky Titus-Lane; Lee Chen; Jake Dieringer; Evan Copage; Tony Laudati, writer/director. Adult themes. USA

LADY HUNTERS – Incensed by the atrocious nature of a crime against a teenaged girl, and incarceration of only one of its perpetrators, three girlfriends on a moms’ weekend retreat to the Adirondacks find themselves novice killers and arbiters of justice. Angela Atwood; Lara Buck; Marianne Hardart; Roy J Buck; Angela Atwood, writer/director. Adult language, situations, violence. USA

SONGBIRD – Shy singer Jennifer thinks her dreams are coming true when a music producer approaches her at an open mic night. But her hopes are dashed after an encounter with a mysterious old woman leaves Jennifer without a voice. Janet Devlin; Therese Collins; Oliver Park; Michelle Darkin Price; Tommy Draper, writer; Sophie Black, director. UK

THE BIG QUESTION – After receiving a note from Chris in science class, 6th grade Emma embarks on her quest to uncover the answer to one of life’s most pressing questions . . . .tweet tweet, buzz buzz. Audrey Jones; Lily Grace Simone; Kassidy Claire; Skyla Woodard; Jilian Livengood; Brendan Stack; Audrey Jones, co-writer; Estes Tarver, co-writer/director. Adult themes. USA

BETWEEN US – This explores life’s rawness and the belief in the magic of the parent/child connection of pure love that defies life and even death itself. Alicia Coppola, Gil Bellows, Anthony Michael Jones, Elaine Hendrix, Rebecca Field, Mila Jones; Alicia Coppola, writer/director. Adult language. USA

Sun. April 28, 2019 4:20pm

FUTURE TIMES AND GOOD OL DAYS – NARRATIVE SHORTS BLOCK

TEARS OF VALHALLA – When a young Viking princess is bequeathed a sacred amulet by her dying clan king father over her older brother, the rightful heir, she must prove herself, become a warrior, avenge the death of her uncle who mentors her and finally find a way to unite the warring clans.  Sarah Munn; Ilena Shadbolt; Naomi Allen; James Bennett; Stephanie Sinclair, actor/co-writer; David Allen, co-writer/director. New Zealand

DESERT ROSE – When Emilia’s husband is killed by a passing stranger, she must take up her husband’s gun.  Kate Cobb; Alexander Green; Coty Galloway; Alex Jones, writer; Ryan K. McNeal, director. Adult themes, violence.  USA

LAST STAND TO NOWHERE – The Earp sisters and the Clanton and McLaury sisters are on a collision course to settle the family feuds at the OK Corral.  Chelah Horsdal; Luvia Petersen; Johannah Newmarch; Jenn MacLean-Angus; Maja Aro; Julie Lynn Mortensen; Michelle Muldoon, writer/director. Adult themes, violence.  Canada

FOROUZAN – A woman was living in a village with her two small kids. The thieves want to rob her cattle but she finds it out.  Forouzan Rezaeiyan; Fariba Sagvand; Eedi Ali Nedjad; Maryam Ahmadi; Ahmad Reza Naderi; Mirabbas Khosravinezhad, director. Subtitles.  Iran

JACK AND JILL – Two agents must risk everything to go undercover. Are they willing to sacrifice everything for the greater good, or will they let their own self interests get in the way.  Mark Poletti; Julie Zhan; Bonnie Root; Doug Burch; Julie Zhan, writer; Mark Poletti, director. Adult themes, violence. USA

LIGHT/LESS – After the Jedi are all but wiped out, Adi Gallia desperately searches for survivors. Forced to take refuge in a strange cave, Adi finds her friends held captive by a mysterious evil. To save them, she must confront the darkness within herself.  Veronica Roy; Amy Schumacher; Juliette Kendall; Steven LaMorte, director. USA

RECLAMATION – A determined young woman embarks on an epic adventure to reunite her family, torn apart and spread across the solar system ten years ago by an all-powerful global company that, in 2151, has the power to “recruit” anyone who owes it a debt.  Rachanee Lumayno; Henry Mark; Analin Tuangco; Elena Dizon; Kalen Marie; Owen Saxon; Tom Loveman, writer; Alison Kohlhardt, director. USA

Sun. April 28, 2019 6:15pm

PUNCHLINES – NARRATIVE SHORTS BLOCK

RISE OF THE CATWOMAN – An origin story fan web series following Selina Kyle as she rises from orphanhood as a street level cat burglar working for Sal Maroni’s gang, to a strong and bold Catwoman set on a journey of revenge. Elly Brown; Joe Palubinsky; Markiss McFadden; Holly Reichert; Lee Meriwether; Stephen Krstulich, writer; Markiss McFadden, director. Adult themes. USA

TYPICAL ELLIE – A happy-go-lucky gamer who can’t stay grounded discovers a life where she doesn’t need to be. Kathleen Neubauer; Michael Kuya; Aria Song; Mark Elefane (and stunt coordinator); Vince Cruz, writer & director. USA

LIFE XP – An awkward bookworm fired from a mundane bookstore job is resurrected as an international VR gaming hero. Cassandra Ebner; Enid-Raye Adams; Lindsay Navaro; Gio Mocibob; Cassandra Ebner, writer; Trevor Addie, director. Comic/game violence. Canada

ONCE MORE WITH FEELING – A pair of spies caught in an endless chase end up running into a theater audition. When they end up doing a scene together, they are transported into the world of the play, causing them to question the nature of their relationship. Kinyumba Mutakabbir; Rebecca Hausman; Kate Grabau; Barbara Beckley; Ben Cunis, writer/director. F-lang. USA

HOT FLASH: THE CHRONICLES OF LARA TATE MENOPAUSAL SUPERHERO – The story of a woman going through all 34 of the symptoms of Menopause to the extreme, causing her to unwittingly become a superhero who wields those powers. Amy Buchwald, Danny Woodburn; Mike Hagerty; Tay Disney; Amy Buchwald, writer; Danny Woodburn, director. Adult themes. USA

MOTHER – A usual telephone conversation between mother and daughter turns out to be not so usual for one of the parties involved. Elena Shuliveystrova; Varvara Novikova; Vasiliy Kiselev, director. Subtitles. Russia

SANTA – Down on her luck, Santa enters a bar and gets more than she bargains for. Erica Martinez; Brad Meyhart; Amy Rose Schumaker; Zully Garcia; Kayden Phoenix, writer/director. Comic violence. USA

SORRY, NOT SORRY – A couple’s one-upmanship reaches unbelievable heights after a man eats his wife’s plums. Wallace Langham; Jessica Oyelowo; M. Emmet Walsh; Monique Sorgen, writer/director. Adult themes. USA

ARE YOU MY MOMMY – An action star in mortal danger is rescued by an unlikely savior with ulterior motives. Paula Jean Hixson; Neil Napier; Sarah Booth; Enuka Okuma; Ava Penner; Christopher Grove; Paula Jean Hixson, writer; Gavin Michael Booth, director. F-lang; adult themes. USA

Sun. April 28, 2019 6:30pm

UNSHAKEABLE WOMEN – NARRATIVE SHORTS BLOCK

RELAPSE – A woman learns to control her anger through boxing.  Jessica Honz; Olaf Legner; Manuel Nero; Samuel Gheist, co-writer; Toby Oliver, co-writer/director.  Adult themes. Subtitles. Germany

CAT DEXX: INKOSI – When you mess with a girl’s lion family, you’ve gone too far!  Gabrielle Stone; Andrew Onochie; Deon Van Rooyen, writer; Linda Palmer, director. Adult language, violence.  USA

MAN EATERS –  When it comes to the Man Eaters Bar, looks can kill. And Frank is about to find that out for himself.  Kelly Russo; Xenia LeBlanc; Adam McArthur; Golan Ramraz, co-writer; Joseph New, co-writer; Nicholas Acosta, co-writer/director.  Adult themes, language and violence. USA

ON THE WAY TO LOVETOWN – When ex-teacher Sunny decides to go after her family’s murderer, criminal Monroe, she is kidnapped by Jack, bounty-hunter, who is now heading to the old deserted city called “Lovetown” to see Monroe.  JoAnna Luna; Brandon Stacy; Brian Gross; Theresa Ireland; Jared Degado; Mark Ofuji; Brian Gross, writer; Mariya Pyter, writer/director. F-language, graphic violence, adult themes. USA

THE FIGHT – Tells a moment in the life of a woman who confronts her shadow. Often unaware of our shadow, our conscious mind cannot see it. Its presence manifests itself in fear or suffering.  Marie-Eve Charist; Ryan Donovan; Lea Pascal, writer/director. Adult themes; violence. Canada

LIONS – In a dystopian future, two estranged sisters wage a different kind of war.  Rosslyn Luke; Sienna Burnett; David Drummond; Brian Dorsey, co-writer; Justin Zimmerman, co-writer/director.  War violence. USA

TREATMENT – Hannah fights for her life both literally and figuratively while summiting her own personal Everest.  Nikki Tomlinson; Heather Fusari; Tyler Buckingham, writer; Andrea Behring, director. Adult themes. USA

BUTTERFLY – A high school boxer with a mission to make her late father proud and avenge the injuries to her boyfriend struggles to find balance in the relationship with her mother and must train to defeat her rival.  Margie Curran; Neil McDonough; Veronica Argentieri; Heidi Marie Ferren; Jonathan Sperling; Nicolas Alayo, writer/director. USA

Sun. April 28, 2019 8:10pm

WARPATH – NARRATIVE SHORTS BLOCK

NIGHT SHIFT – A guilt ridden police officer is forced to tackle her inner demons and rely on her training to survive and fight her way through 5 floors of a drug lab. Adele Elasmar; Liz Conrado; Stephen Degenaro; Zia Kelly; Matt Theo; Adam Rowland; John Balazs, writer/director. Adult violence and language. Australia

PIPE – When Pup, a young girl living on the fringe of a bombed out town, finds a dead body washed up on the beach she brings it home to give it a proper burial, but other people have plans for the body and Pup’s refusal to give it up brings hell down upon she and her father’s heads. Zoe Bell; Tracie Thoms; Elizabeth Hunter; Jeffrey Nicholas Brown; Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly, writers; Max Isaacson, director. Graphic violence. USA

MORTAL WOUNDS – Glover is a precise and clinical hit man for the Russian Mafia. Weary of his work and ready to start a new life, he arrives at his latest job only to find a competing killer has come for the same target. Neil Holland; Noel Elie; Clark Middleton; Neil Holland & Leon Hendrix III, writers; Frank Dale Arroyo, director. f-lang, adult themes. USA

STILL ALIVE? – An Assassin finds herself in the centre of a hard hitting, gun blazing game of death as members of her trade try their hand in claiming the sum of money attached to her head. Lydia Sarks; Nick Wright; Mitch Wright; Nick Wright, writer; Nathan Bender, director. Graphic violence, adult themes. Australia

IMBROGLIO – Two warring groups of criminals meet to exchange hostages, each side unaware that the other harbors a deadly secret. Zoë Bell; Deosick Burney; Robert Dill; Joseph Michael Harris; Kiralee Hayashi; Travis Johns; Christopher Zatta, writer/director. Graphic violence, adult themes. USA

Sun. April 28, 2019 8:25pm

RESILIENT WOMEN – A BLOCK OF NARRATIVE SHORTS

HUMDINGERS – She has been raised by overzealous parents who do everything in their power to keep her busy, hidden away and safe. She wants her freedom, but she is systematically ingrained by the rules they have created.  Agnes Mohan; Kenneth Radley; Alex Campbell, writer/director. Adult language and themes. Australia

ACTRESS UNSEEN – After the call is over, an actress continues to get ready for an audition that she suspects she could never book. Jennica Schwartzman; Amy Argyle; Claire Donald; Nick Hoff; Joseph Schles; Jennica Schwartzman, writer director. USA

DOG BITE – Sometimes dogs bite. This is what happened after.  Jennifer Spence; Thomas Nicholson; Stephi Chin-Salvo; Nancy Kerr; Gemma Holdway, writer; Luvia Petersen, director.  Adult themes. Canada

STUNTWOMAN – Introducing Tracey Howard, the uncompromising, stuntwoman and single mother of a teenaged girl. She will grapple with motherhood, working in an industry where the young and hungry wait in the wings to take her jobs and finding intimacy with what time she has left. But first she just needs to hold on to her purse.  Damita Jane; Ryan Robertson; Troy Faruk; Jason C. Louder; Stacie Davis, writer/director. USA

COLLISION – A writer attempts to clear her head by hosting a dinner party full of familiar faces.  Tiffany Rhodes; Dan Foster; Jillian Goldman; Stephen Simon; Lisa Lash; Tiffany Rhodes, writer/director.  Adult themes, f-lang. USA

THE BIG QUESTION – After receiving a note from Chris in science class, 6th grade Emma embarks on her quest to uncover the answer to one of life’s most pressing questions . . . .tweet tweet, buzz buzz.  Audrey Jones; Lily Simone; Kassidy Claire; Skyla Woodard; Jilian Livengood; Brendan Stack; Audrey Jones, co-writer; Estes Tarver, co-writer/director. Adult themes. USA

BETWEEN US – This explores life\’s rawness and the belief in the magic of the parent/child connection of pure love that defies life and even death itself.  Alicia Coppola, Gil Bellows, Anthony Michael Jones, Elaine Hendrix, Rebecca Field, Mila Jones; Alicia Coppola, writer/director. Adult language. USA

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OPENING NIGHT FILMS & FESTIVITIES – Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Monica Film Center 1332 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

6:00 – 7:00pm COMPETITION AWARD PRESENTATION
7:00pm and 11:00pm Opening Screenings

GENERAL SCREENINGS/SPECIAL SHOWCASES

Monica Film Center 1332 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

10:20 am – 12:00am
Sat – Sun, Apr 27 – 28, 2019

WORKSHOPS AND PANELS

Monica Film Center 1332 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

12:00 – 6:00pm Sat – Sun, Apr 27 – 28, 2019

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