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