The last weeks of June feature four films and one live event that celebrate strong (mostly young) women!
First up on Thursday the 23rd we are excited to have the 2nd annual edition of GIRLS ROAR featuring a dozen young women with inspiring stories to tell! Their stories will open your mind and infuse you with a renewed sense of hope (something we can all use a bit more of these days)! Tickets are $12 advance, $15 day of show. Students with i.d. are just $10.
Then on August 24th we open two female empowering independent films. First is the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize award-winning THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST. Directed by Desiree Akhavan and based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, the 1993 set MISEDUCATION follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a cruel gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night.
We also open Andrew Bujalski’s indie comedy SUPPORT THE GIRLS on the 24th, in which a put upon den mother of a manager (played to perfection by Regina King) at a highway-side ”sports bar with curves” has her incurable optimism and faith – in her girls, her customers, and herself – tested over the course of a long, hot Austin day.
Then starting on August 31st we have two very different films about women’s empowerment and finding your own voice. SKATE KITCHEN, by acclaimed director Crystal Moselle (THE WOLFPACK) merges narrative and documentary to tell the story of a shy suburban teenaged skateboarder who comes out of her shell after making friends with a bunch of other skateboarding girls. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.
We also open the critically acclaimed drama PUZZLE on the 31st. Featuring a brilliant performance by Golden-Globe nominee Kelly MacDonald (BRAVE, NO COUNTRY FOR A OLD MEN) as Agnes, a taken for granted suburban wife and mother who discovers a talent and passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.