Framing The Passion: 5 Features & Documentaries In Competition To Discover At SXSW 2015

By March 17, 2015Events, Festivals, News
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Discover the 5 films & documentaries helmed by female directors competing at the SXSW South By SouthWest Film Festival.

Summary: 6 Years by Hannah Fidell | Funny Bunny by Alison Bagnall | Frame by Frame by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli | Twinsters by Alexandria Samantha Futerman & Ryan Miyamoto | A Woman Like Me by Alex Sichel and Elizabeth Giamatti

 

Narrative Competition

6 Years by Hannah Fidell

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A young couple bound by a seemingly ideal love begins to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined.


Written and directed by: Hannah Fidell
Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Lindsay Burdge, Joshua Leonard, Jennifer Lafleur, Peter Vack, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Molly McMichael, Jason Newman. (World Premiere)
World Premiere – Screening March 14, 15, 20

Funny Bunny by Alison Bagnall

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Funny Bunny is a serious comedy about a friendless anti-obesity crusader and a trust fund manchild who vie for the heart of a reclusive animal activist, releasing her demons and forming an unlikely ‘family’ in the process.


Written and directed by: Alison Bagnall
Cast: Kentucker Audley, Joslyn Jensen, Olly Alexander, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Josephine Decker, Louis Cancelmi, Grace Gonglewski, Nicholas Webber, Caridad de la Luz.
World Premiere – March 15, 16, 19

Documentary Competition

Frame by Frame by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli

After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.


Directed by: Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli
World Premiere – March 14, 15; 19

Twinsters by Alexandria Samantha Futerman & Ryan Miyamoto

Imagine there was someone out there who you’d never met, looked exactly like you and was born on your birthday. Twinsters is the story of two strangers who discovered they were potentially twin sisters separated at birth.


Directed by Samantha Futerman & Ryan Miyamoto
World Premiere – March 15, 16, 19

A Woman Like Me by Alex Sichel and Elizabeth Giamatti

By creating a fictional character based on herself, filmmaker Alex Sichel learns how to navigate a terminal disease with grace and humor.

Directed by: Alex Sichel and Elizabeth Giamatti
World Premiere – March 16, 17, 20

 

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