New Mavericks Film Series Shorts Lineup Revealed

In celebration and support of women who champion each other on both sides of the lens, the Atlanta Film Society looks forward to its second annual New Mavericks Film Series, hosted this year at the historic Plaza Theatre on Saturday, November 19th. An educational panel, happy hour mixer, and closing reception will punctuate two shorts blocks: Herstory of the Female Filmmaker and Belle Raisers: Southeastern Shorts.

Tickets to the screenings and panel are pay-what-you-can by suggested donation. The reception is free + open to the public with RSVP. Read on for details regarding which films (and filminists) the blocks include:



// Herstory of the Female Filmmaker
features short films produced by some of the earliest (female) cinema pioneers overlooked by film history textbooks. This collection, this year including Madeline Anderson—the first American-born black woman in a film industry union to make a half-hour documentary film—the late film icon Chantal Akerman, and animation crusader Lotte Reiniger, is lovingly curated by Christina Humphrey.

The Grasshopper and the Ant — Lotte Reiniger

Caliph Stork — Lotte Reiniger

Sloth (La Paresse) — Chantal Akerman

I Am Somebody — Madeline Anderson



// Belle Raisers: Southeastern Shorts
features female-lensed short films raised in the South. The collection spans four states and five genres.

80s Dating Video Remix — Nicole Kemper + Hillary R. Heath

EggsChange — Hee Won Ahn

The Price of Freedom — Jessica Rigsby

Right Where I Left You — Haley Wetherington

Staring at the Ceiling — Carla Forte

Microspectrum — Kate Balsley

Lights in the Attic — Cynthia Osaseri

No Choice — Danielle Calle

Black & White In Color — Julianna Thomas

Table Manners — The House of June

Que Sera — Robyn Hicks

Roast — April Moore