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Albany FilmFest Presents: 2 Winning Shorts + Women Filmmakers on Making Their First Film

  • Albany Library, Edith Stone Room 1247 Marin Avenue Albany, CA, 94706 United States (map)

When: Tuesday, June 27, 7pm

Where: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany

Admission: Free

Join us for two films from the heart from two local directors: Elaine Holliman's Oscar-nominated CHICKS IN WHITE SATIN (1994) and Jazmin Jamias's I HATE THE COLOR RED (2015), an Albany FilmFest Audience Favorite. Stay for Q&A as Elaine and Jazmin discuss the nitty-gritty of making your first film, and what's changed and what hasn't for women filmmakers.

When Holliman made her short documentary CHICKS IN WHITE SATIN, about two Jewish lesbians planning their commitment ceremony, gay marriage wasn't legal and LGBT-Q wasn't an acronym. The film, says an LA Times review, "captures the drama, humor and tenderness of the San Diego ceremony and the events that lead up to it," including the interview with the rabbi, a waltz lesson, and one mother-of-the-bride's initial misgivings about the ceremony.

Jamias's sweet and funny short narrative film I HATE THE COLOR RED tells the story of two siblings' efforts to save their parents' video store. Faced with the harsh reality that the business is not only a money pit but considered obsolete. These siblings fight the inevitable in their own special way, proving that every problem can create a world of possibilities. And by the way, it's a comedy and a romance.