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Monday, September 1 TODAY TOMORROW WEEKEND MONTH

7:00 PM,
8:45 PM
THE NAKED ROOM
by Nuria Ibáñez
In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2013, 67 min, digital video

Film Notes

(EL CUARTO DESNUDO)

NEW YORK THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!

Among the most immensely powerful, exquisitely sensitive, and formally inspired documentary films in recent memory, THE NAKED ROOM takes place entirely within the confines of a pediatric therapist’s office in a Mexico City hospital, observing the initial consultations of a succession of deeply troubled kids, and brilliantly transforming this constricted space into a microcosm vast in its metaphorical dimensions. Not content to limit the physical scope of the film to the four walls of the therapist’s office, director Nuria Ibáñez focuses entirely on the faces of the children themselves, as they struggle to express their feelings of severe depression and trauma, and describe the situations that have brought them to this pass. Constructing the film almost entirely out of close-ups on the children, and relegating everything else – the doctor, the parents and guardians of the kids, the décor of the consulting room – off-screen, Ibáñez has created a film that is visually minimalist but that contains multitudes.

The close-ups force us to share the kids’ perspective, and above all to truly see them with a clarity that movies rarely achieve when depicting children. Rather than representing the sentimental notion of the “innocence” of childhood, they come alive as individualized, troubled, yet ultimately vital human beings, fighting to survive emotionally and psychologically in the face of the abuse and dysfunction the world has bequeathed to them. Through the children’s expressions and gestures, THE NAKED ROOM paints a vivid picture of a society that inflicts its resentments and frustrations, its insecurities and sense of powerlessness, on those who are entirely unequipped to defend themselves, who have just begun the delicate process of understanding their world and forming their own identities. Shattering yet somehow resisting despair, thanks to the children’s reed-like resilience and astonishing honesty, THE NAKED ROOM is a landmark of contemporary documentary filmmaking.

“A haunting exploration of mental illness in children.” –VARIETY

“A work that achieves a lot with very little, since it is enough to listen to the children and their parents during the consultations to see the fragility of human nature.” –EL UNIVERSAL


7:15 PM
TAXI!
by Roy Del Ruth
1932, 69 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: CINEASTE MAGAZINE PRESENTS: SCREENWRITERS AND THE BLACKLIST: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER

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9:00 PM
TOM DICK AND HARRY
by Garson Kanin
1941, 87 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: CINEASTE MAGAZINE PRESENTS: SCREENWRITERS AND THE BLACKLIST: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER

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Tuesday, September 2

7:00 PM,
8:45 PM
THE NAKED ROOM
by Nuria Ibáñez
In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2013, 67 min, digital video

Film Notes
7:15 PM
TOM DICK AND HARRY
by Garson Kanin
1941, 87 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: CINEASTE MAGAZINE PRESENTS: SCREENWRITERS AND THE BLACKLIST: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER

Film Notes
9:15 PM
TAXI!
by Roy Del Ruth
1932, 69 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: CINEASTE MAGAZINE PRESENTS: SCREENWRITERS AND THE BLACKLIST: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER

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Wednesday, September 3

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM,
8:45 PM
THE NAKED ROOM
by Nuria Ibáñez
In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2013, 67 min, digital video

Film Notes

Thursday, September 4

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM,
8:45 PM
THE NAKED ROOM
by Nuria Ibáñez
In Spanish with English subtitles. Mexico, 2013, 67 min, digital video

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Friday, September 5

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
NAKED OPERA
by Angela Christlieb
In Luxembourgish, German, French, English, and Italian with English subtitles. Luxembourg/Germany, 2013, 85 min, digital video

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7:30 PM
NIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS - John Simenon & David Bellos in person!
by Jean Renoir
In French with projected English subtitles, 1932, 75 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: SIMENON REDUX: MAIGRET ON FILM

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Saturday, September 6

5:00 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
NAKED OPERA
by Angela Christlieb
In Luxembourgish, German, French, English, and Italian with English subtitles. Luxembourg/Germany, 2013, 85 min, digital video

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6:00 PM
NIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS
by Jean Renoir
In French with projected English subtitles, 1932, 75 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: SIMENON REDUX: MAIGRET ON FILM

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8:00 PM
A MAN’S NECK
by Julien Duvivier
In French with projected English subtitles, 1933, 90 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: SIMENON REDUX: MAIGRET ON FILM

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Sunday, September 7

5:00 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
NAKED OPERA
by Angela Christlieb
In Luxembourgish, German, French, English, and Italian with English subtitles. Luxembourg/Germany, 2013, 85 min, digital video

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5:45 PM
A MAN’S NECK
by Julien Duvivier
In French with projected English subtitles, 1933, 90 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: SIMENON REDUX: MAIGRET ON FILM

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8:00 PM
CECILE IS DEAD!
by Maurice Tourneur
In French with projected English subtitles, 1944, 90 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: SIMENON REDUX: MAIGRET ON FILM

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Monday, September 8

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
NAKED OPERA
by Angela Christlieb
In Luxembourgish, German, French, English, and Italian with English subtitles. Luxembourg/Germany, 2013, 85 min, digital video

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7:30 PM
GREGORY J. MARKOPOULOS: PROGRAM 1

This screening is part of: GREGORY J. MARKOPOULOS: FILM AS FILM

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Tuesday, September 9

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
NAKED OPERA
by Angela Christlieb
In Luxembourgish, German, French, English, and Italian with English subtitles. Luxembourg/Germany, 2013, 85 min, digital video

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7:30 PM
GREGORY J. MARKOPOULOS: PROGRAM 2

This screening is part of: GREGORY J. MARKOPOULOS: FILM AS FILM

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Wednesday, September 10

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
NAKED OPERA
by Angela Christlieb
In Luxembourgish, German, French, English, and Italian with English subtitles. Luxembourg/Germany, 2013, 85 min, digital video

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7:30 PM
GREGORY J. MARKOPOULOS: PROGRAM 3

This screening is part of: GREGORY J. MARKOPOULOS: FILM AS FILM

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Thursday, September 11

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
NAKED OPERA
by Angela Christlieb
In Luxembourgish, German, French, English, and Italian with English subtitles. Luxembourg/Germany, 2013, 85 min, digital video

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7:15 PM
GLEN OR GLENDA
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1953, 67 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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9:30 PM
BRIDE OF THE MONSTER
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1955, 68 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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Friday, September 12

7:00 PM
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1956, 79 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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7:30 PM
EC: JENNINGS / KIRSANOFF / LÉGER & MURPHY / CLAIR & PICABIA

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9:00 PM
NIGHT OF THE GHOULS
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1958, 69 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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Saturday, September 13

3:00 PM
GREGORY J. MARKOPOULOS: PROGRAM 4

This screening is part of: GREGORY J. MARKOPOULOS: FILM AS FILM

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5:30 PM
THE VIOLENT YEARS
by William Morgan
1956, 58 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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6:00 PM
EC: JORDAN / LEVITT / MAAS

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7:00 PM
THE BRIDE & THE BEAST
by Adrian Weiss
1958, 78 min, 16mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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8:30 PM
EC: RAPT
by Dimitri Kirsanoff
In French with no subtitles; English synopsis available, 1934, 84 min, 35mm, b&w

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9:00 PM
THE SINISTER URGE
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1960, 75 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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Sunday, September 14

4:15 PM
TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1970, 80 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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6:00 PM
EC: BUSTER KEATON SHORTS
by Buster Keaton & Eddie Cline

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6:15 PM
NECROMANIA & NYMPHO CYCLER

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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8:00 PM
EC: THE GENERAL
by Buster Keaton
105 min, 1927, 35mm, b&w, silent

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8:30 PM
THE YOUNG MARRIEDS
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1972, 61 min, digital video

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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Monday, September 15

7:00 PM
THE SINISTER URGE
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1960, 75 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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7:30 PM
SHOW & TELL: JENNY PERLIN PROGRAM 1: THE PERLIN PAPERS

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL: GUSTAV DEUTSCH / JURI RECHINSKY / JENNY PERLIN

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9:00 PM
GLEN OR GLENDA
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1953, 67 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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Tuesday, September 16

7:00 PM
SHOW & TELL: JENNY PERLIN PROGRAM 2: I’LL GET YOU A TAPE

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL: GUSTAV DEUTSCH / JURI RECHINSKY / JENNY PERLIN

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7:15 PM
BRIDE OF THE MONSTER
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1955, 68 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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8:45 PM
SHOW & TELL: JENNY PERLIN PROGRAM 3: POSSIBLE MODELS

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL: GUSTAV DEUTSCH / JURI RECHINSKY / JENNY PERLIN

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9:00 PM
NIGHT OF THE GHOULS
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1958, 69 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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Wednesday, September 17

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:30 PM
RUDOLPH GREY PRESENTS: SHORT FILMS, HOME MOVIES, AND OTHER MISCELLANEA

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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Thursday, September 18

7:00 PM
TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1970, 80 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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7:30 PM
EC: PETER KUBELKA

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9:00 PM
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE
by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
1956, 79 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: THE 10TH DIMENSION: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

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Friday, September 19

7:00 PM
A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
by Wiktor Ericsson
Sweden, 2013, 80 min, digital video

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7:30 PM
LINES AND NODES: PROGRAM 1: AN EVENING WITH URSULA BIEMANN

This screening is part of: LINES AND NODES: MEDIA, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND AESTHETICS

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9:00 PM
SIN IN THE SUBURBS
by Joseph Sarno
1964, 88 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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Saturday, September 20

3:00 PM
LINES AND NODES: PROGRAM 2: LINES

This screening is part of: LINES AND NODES: MEDIA, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND AESTHETICS

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5:00 PM
MOONLIGHTING WIVES
by Joseph Sarno
1966, 86 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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5:15 PM
LINES AND NODES: PROGRAM 3: THE PATH OF OIL

This screening is part of: LINES AND NODES: MEDIA, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND AESTHETICS

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7:00 PM
A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
by Wiktor Ericsson
Sweden, 2013, 80 min, digital video

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8:30 PM
LINES AND NODES: PROGRAM 4: CIRCULATIONS

This screening is part of: LINES AND NODES: MEDIA, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND AESTHETICS

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9:00 PM
DEEP THROAT, PART II
1974, 88 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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Sunday, September 21

3:00 PM
LINES AND NODES: PROGRAM 5: THE LAND OF WANDERING SOULS

This screening is part of: LINES AND NODES: MEDIA, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND AESTHETICS

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4:45 PM
CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
by Joseph Sarno
1974, 105 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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5:30 PM
LINES AND NODES: PROGRAM 6: WATER

This screening is part of: LINES AND NODES: MEDIA, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND AESTHETICS

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7:00 PM
A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
by Wiktor Ericsson
Sweden, 2013, 80 min, digital video

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8:00 PM
NOTES & SKETCHES, ETC.: PROGRAM 3
by Jonas Mekas
ca. 75-90 min, digital video

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9:00 PM
THE SEX CYCLE
by Joseph Sarno
1967, 73 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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Monday, September 22

7:00 PM
A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
by Wiktor Ericsson
Sweden, 2013, 80 min, digital video

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9:00 PM
ABIGAIL LESLEY IS BACK IN TOWN
by Joseph Sarno
1975, 100 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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Tuesday, September 23

7:00 PM
A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
by Wiktor Ericsson
Sweden, 2013, 80 min, digital video

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9:00 PM
DEEP THROAT, PART II
1974, 88 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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Wednesday, September 24

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM
A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
by Wiktor Ericsson
Sweden, 2013, 80 min, digital video

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9:00 PM
SIN IN THE SUBURBS
by Joseph Sarno
1964, 88 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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Thursday, September 25

7:00 PM
A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
by Wiktor Ericsson
Sweden, 2013, 80 min, digital video

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9:00 PM
THE SEX CYCLE
by Joseph Sarno
1967, 73 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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Friday, September 26

7:00 PM
ABIGAIL LESLEY IS BACK IN TOWN
by Joseph Sarno
1975, 100 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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7:30 PM
EC: CLASSICS OF THE TWENTIES

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9:15 PM
MOONLIGHTING WIVES
by Joseph Sarno
1966, 86 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: FILMS BY JOSEPH SARNO

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Saturday, September 27

5:15 PM
EC: LAUREL AND HARDY

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8:00 PM
EC: GEORGE & MIKE KUCHAR

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Sunday, September 28

4:30 PM
EC: GEORGE LANDOW, AKA OWEN LAND

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6:30 PM
EC: CHRISTOPHER MACLAINE

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8:00 PM
THE SECRET LIFE OF…ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

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Tuesday, September 30

7:00 PM
NYWIFT: TRIAL BY FIRE: LIVES RE-FORGED
by Megan Smith-Harris
2012, 87 min, video

This screening is part of: NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION

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