Travel through time, hack the system and discover the new films & series of Rachel Talalay, Lisa Cholodenko, Laura Poitras & Brea Grant.
Summary: Doctor Who 8×11 “Dark Waters” by Rachel Talalay | Olive Kitteridge by Lisa Cholodenko | Angry Birds Stella written by Anastasia Heinzl | Citizenfour by Laura Poitras | Best Friends Forever by Brea Grant | LUNAFEST Film Festival | Makers: Women in Politics | ABCs of Death 2 by Kristina Buozyte & the Soska Sisters | See No Evil 2 by Jen & Sylvia Soska | Seen & Heard Festival: Redefining Horror – with shorts by Heidi Lee Douglas & Karen Lam
In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Old friends and old enemies manoeuvre around The Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming over him.
2014, Comedy, Science Fiction, UK, 45 min
Aired on BBC One and BBC America on November 1
Directed by Rachel Talalay
Written by Steven Moffat
Starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez
Cinematography by Rory Taylor
Edited by William Oswald
Music by Murray Gold
Casting by Andy Pryor
Find Rachel Talalay on the Hollywomen Directors Board
Find the Doctor Who Season 8 Finale by Rachel Talalay on our calendar of events & releases The Hollycal
A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
2014, Drama, USA, TV Miniseries
First episode aired on HBO on November 2
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko
Written by Jane Anderson based on the novel by Elizabeth Strout
Starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, John Gallagher Jr. & Zoe Kazan
Produced by David Coatsworth
Cinematography by Frederick Elmes
Edited by Jeffrey M. Werner
Music by Carter Burwell
Casting by Laura Rosenthal
Find Lisa Cholodenko on the Hollywomen Screenwriters Board
Find Jane Anderson on the Hollywomen Screenwriters Board
The new Angry Birds game Stella released by Rovio on September 4 has its own animated series, which debuted in early November on Toons.TV.
French screenwriter Anastasia Heinzl wrote the pilot and several episodes of the first and second seasons.
After her graduation at the CEEA (European Screenwriting Conservatory) in 2011, she rose at an incredible pace as an animation screenwriter. A former writer for Maya The Bee & Vic The Viking in 2012, she joined the Rovio team, working on the animated adaptations of Stella, Bad Piggies… and ultimately becoming the script editor & writer of Angry Birds Toons, a series seen more than a billion times since its inception in 2013.
Now back in France, she continues to work in animation and develops live action projects.Find Anastasia Heinzl on the Hollywomen Screenwriters Board
A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.
2014, Documentary, USA, 114 min
US Release on October 24
Will receive the DOC NY Robert and Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence at the Visionaries Tribute on Nov. 14
Directed by Laura Poitras
Starring Edward Snowden
Produced by Mathilde Bonnefoy, Laura Poitras & Dirk Wilutzky
Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson, Trevor Paglen, Laura Poitras & Katy Scoggin
Edited by Mathilde Bonnefoy
Harriet, a comic book artist with a secret, and her reckless BFF, Reba, take their ’76 AMC Pacer on the open road and instead get a wild ride towards an impending nuclear apocalypse.
2013, Drama, USA, 113
Now on Hulu, Amazon & iTunes
Breakout Performance Award for Vera Miao at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013
Directed by Brea Grant
Written by Brea Grant, Vera Miao
Starring Brea Grant, Vera Miao, Stacey Storey
Produced by Vera Miao, Stacey Storey
Cinematography by Michelle Lawler
Edited by Jacob Chase & Amy McGrath
Music by Matthew Puckett
LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season, our program of nine films – filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor – will travel to over 150 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people.
Find the LUNAFEST on our comprehensive List of Women’s Film Festivals
Upcoming screenings and the fundraising charities hosting them:
Nov 4, 6pm: Rochester, NY – Little Theater – Hosted by Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester
Nov 6, 6pm: Kedtchum, ID – nexStage Theater – Hosted by Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley
Nov 6, 7pm: Oakland, CA – Humanist Hall – Hosted by Camp Reel Stories
Nov 8, 2pm: Laguna Woods Village, CA – Clubhouse 3 -Laguna Woods Village – Hosted by Doc.Film Club
Nov 8, 6pm: Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico History Museum – Hosted by Girls Inc. of Santa Fe
Women in Politics profiles the long, slow fight for female political representation over the last century, from the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013.
2014, Documentary, USA, 114 min
Airs November 4 on PBS
Directed by Grace Lee
Starring Hillary Clinton, Tulsi Gabbard, Elizabeth Warren, Rashida Tlaib, Shirley Chisholm
Produced by Rory Kennedy & Grace Lee
Narrated by Alfre Woodard
Another 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.
The new anthology The ABCs of Death is now available on DVD & VOD and features 26 shorts films by Vincenzo Natali, Bill Plympton, Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo and twenty more international directors. Discover the shorts films shot by the Soska Sisters & Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves):
K is for Knell by Bruno Samper and Kristina Buožytė
A woman experiences the effects of a black liquid that turns people into killers.
Directed by Bruno Samper and Kristina Buožytė
Starring Julija Steponaityte
Produced by Jurga Jaite, Gabija Siurbyte, Bruno Samper and Kristina Buožytė
Cinematography by Rolandas Leonavicius
Music by Vytis Puronas
T is for Torture Porn by Jen & Sylvia Soska
A woman is treated misogynistically at an audition, but when asked to strip, reveals tentacles where her private parts should be.
Madman Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead and goes after a group of medical students who must fight for their lives.
2014, Horror, USA, 90 min
Released on VOD & DVD/Blu-Ray on October 21
Directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska
Written by Nathan Brookes, Bobby Lee Darby
Starring Glenn Jacobs, Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle
Produced by Michael J. Luisi, Lionsgate & WWE Studios
Cinematography by Mahlon Todd Williams
Discover Jen & Sylvia Soska on Nothing Can Stop The Soskas
Find Jen & Sylvia Soska on the Hollywomen Directors Board: Jen – Sylvia.
Discover the october release of See No Evil 2 on the Hollycal, our calendar of releases & events.
The Seen & Heard Film Festival will showcase feature films and short movies directed by women on November 13-16 in Melbourne, Australia.
On November 15 at 9.pm, it will screen Redefining Horror: A Short Film Showcase featuring outstanding horror short films from past editions of the Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival, hosted by SWMF Programmer Briony Kidd and filmmaker Isabel Peppard.
Films by Gigi Saul Guerrero, Barbara Stepansky, Lola Rock’N’Rolla, Karen Lam & Heidi Lee Douglas will be shown.
Discover the feature film Taken For Ransom by Barbara Stepansky on No Honeymoon For Kelly & Cal – Trailers & Releases
Discover Dia De Los Muertos by Gigi Saul Guerrero on Etheria Film Night: Movies & Directors
Watch the trailers of the short films Little Lamb & Doll Parts, screened during the Redefining Horror film program:
Little Lamb by Heidi Lee Douglas
A young convict woman desperate for freedom rashly chooses a new master, but alone on his isolated farm her hopes for a new life are undermined by the grim truths she discovers.
Directed by Heidi Lee Douglas
Written by Heidi Lee Douglas
Starring Jude Kuring, Georgia Lucy, James Grim
Produced by Heidi Lee Douglas, Roger Scholes
Cinematography by Leuke Mariott
Edited by Heidi Lee Douglas
Music by Benjamin Walter Douglas
Doll Parts by Karen Lam
Directed by Karen Lam
Written by Karen Lam
Starring David Lewis, Sarah Lind, Jennifer Kosovic
Produced by Suzan Derkson, Karen Lam
Cinematography by Harvey LaRocque
Edited by Jeanne Slater
Music by Patric Caird
Find Karen Lam on the Hollywomen Directors Board
Find Karen Lam on the Hollywomen Producers Board