ALICE FEST presents Molly Ivins Bio-Doc

ALICE FEST will partner with The Cary Theater for the second in a series of films directed by and featuring women.  On Friday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. at The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham Street in Cary NC, come for the film RAISE HELL: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins directed by Janice Engel.  Tickets and info HERE.   A reception with refreshments will follow the screening.

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Molly Ivins

RAISE HELL: The Life And Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins. Often compared to Mark Twain, Ivins was six feet of Texas trouble who, despite her Houston pedigree, took on Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist, popular TV pundit, Molly had a nation of “fans” and “frenemies.” She courageously spoke truth to power and it cost her more than once. But Molly always served up her quality reportage with a heaping dollop of humor. Her razor-sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing and craving ink in her columns.

At the height of her popularity 400 newspapers carried her column. She railed against “Big Bidness” in government, and often said, “Texas is the national laboratory for bad gub’ment.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril and said “Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.”

Molly spoke from the heart. She was not a cynic. She gave voice to people who didn’t have one. She called her constituents her “beloveds” and she never stopped raisin’ hell.

“The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.” – Molly Ivins

Producer/Director Janice Engel
Award-winning filmmaker and show-runner, Janice Engel has made numerous documentaries, non-fiction television specials and series including: Jackson Browne: Going Home, (Cable Ace-Award), Ted Hawkins Amazing Grace, (Rose D’Or Special Jury Prize) and the docu-series, Addicted, (Prism Award.)  Under her own banner, she co-created What We Carry, an ongoing multi-media documentary series dedicated to preserving Holocaust survivors’ stories. Premiered at The Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and housed in the permanent collection at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, What We Carry has been viewed by 50,000 + people.

Janice is a professor at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, where she teaches documentary film. She is a member of the International Documentary Association and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, she enjoys her tenure as Vice-President of the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and lives in Los Feliz with her wife and two dogs.

RAISE HELL: The Life And Times of Molly Ivins reflects themes she holds dear: political activism, speaking truth to power and advocacy.

Watch the trailer HERE.

Special Event & Screening

ALICE FEST and The Cary Theater invite you to a Screening & Special Event
 
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
A film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché, both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.
 
July 13th at 7:00 p.m. at The Cary Theater
122 East Chatham St. Cary NC

On Screen Introduction and Message from the director Pamela Green

Plus: a screening of three short films directed by Alice Guy-Blaché

Reception with refreshments follows the screening

Introductions of Local Women Filmmakers
Special Announcements of Coming Events plus Door Prizes!

Tickets at the door or online at Cary Theater website.
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Film will also screen on July 14th at 2 p.m.
Questions? email Vivian at: infoAliceFest @ gmail.com (omit spaces)
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Support Women Filmmakers!  Attend and Bring Your Friends!

ALICE FEST 2019

ALICE FEST thanks all the volunteers and sponsors for the 8th annual festival held on March 10, 2019.  For audience members who want more information about the 2019 Film Program, please send an email inquiry to: infoAliceFest @ gmail.com (omit spaces)

ALICE FEST is Coming Soon!

ALICE FEST will celebrate its 8th annual festival at the Full Frame Theater in downtown Durham NC on Sunday, March 10, 2019.  Doors open at 2:00 p.m. for the festival and screenings begin at 2:30 p.m.   Presented each year in March in recognition of Women’s History Month, the festival showcases curated and submitted work by a diverse group of women filmmakers. ALICE FEST screens a wide variety of short films,  documentary, narrative, experimental, animation, or multimedia projects and clips from works-in-progress.

A new feature for 2019 is a networking workshop and panel discussion preceding the screenings. Filmmaker and producer Jameka Autry will speak and slow clips from her current projects followed by a panel of local programmers, curators and filmmakers who will discuss upcoming film events around the Triangle and beyond.  The doors for this workshop open at 1:00 p.m. and the program begins at 1:15 p.m.  A reception with refreshments concludes the workshop and the film screenings start at 2:30 p.m.  Door prizes will be awarded at both the workshop and the screenings.

Admission is free but reservations for both the workshop and the screenings are required due to limited seating.

RSVP to infoAliceFest@gmail.com to reserve a seat. You must include your name, email address and indicate if you plan to attend the workshop and/or the films screenings. Directions & parking info:  HERE.

REMINDER:  March 10th is the day to “Spring Forward” to Daylight Savings Time, so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour so you don’t miss a minute of ALICE FEST!

Questions?  email Vivian at info AliceFest@ gmail.com

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‘Indigenous Women Hike” a short documentary by Matika Wilbur screening at the 2019 ALICE FEST

ALICE FEST 2019 Open for Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

THE 8TH ANNUAL ALICE FEST returns to the Full Frame Theater in Durham NC on March 10, 2019!

ALICE FEST welcomes short films or clips from works-in-progress (less than 10 minutes) made by women.

Preference is given to films which focus on women as leaders and agents of change or that highlight women’s history. ALICE FEST accepts short documentary, experimental, and animated films as well as multimedia projects, trailers, works-in-progress and short narrative/fiction films which feature women as main characters.

Send your name, contact info and a link to your film or trailer to:
infoAliceFest @gmail.com.  Include a short bio, a brief description of your film and a still photo from your film with your submission. There is no submission fee.

The final deadline for the March 10, 2019 festival is February 2, 2019.

QUESTIONS? Send an email to: infoAliceFest @gmail.com

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Nam-ok Park became the first woman to direct a movie in Korea with the 1955 film, The Widow.

Reserve your seat today!

Reserve your seat today!

The 7th Annual ALICE FEST returns to the Full Frame Theater in downtown Durham NC on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Films begin at 2:00 p.m. and end 5:00 p.m.

REMINDER:  March 11th is the day to “Spring Forward” to Daylight Savings Time, so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour and don’t miss a minute of ALICE FEST!

Admission is free but reservations are required due to limited seating.

RSVP to infoAliceFest@gmail.com to reserve a seat. We expect a full house.

Directions, Parking & more info:  HERE.

ALICE FEST is a film festival presented each year in March in recognition of Women’s History Month. The festival showcases curated and submitted work by a diverse group of women filmmakers. ALICE FEST screens short documentary films, narrative films, experimental films, animation, multimedia projects and clips from documentary works-in-progress.

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ALICE FEST 2018: Call for Submissions

THE 7TH ANNUAL ALICE FEST returns to the Full Frame Theater in Durham NC on March 11, 2018!

Call for Submissions:

ALICE FEST welcomes short films or clips from works-in-progress (less than 10 minutes) made by women.

Preference is given to films which focus on women as leaders and agents of change or that highlight women’s history. ALICE FEST accepts short documentary, experimental, and animated films as well as multimedia projects, trailers, works-in-progress and short narrative/fiction films which feature women as main characters.

Send your name, contact info and a link to your film or trailer to:
infoAliceFest @gmail.com
Include a short bio, a brief description of your film and a still photo from your film with your submission. There is no submission fee.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis but the final deadline for the March 11, 2018 festival is February 2, 2018.

QUESTIONS? Send an email to: infoAliceFest @gmail.com
More info: alicefest.org

The 2018 ALICE FEST will be held at the Full Frame Theater on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Blackwell Street in Durham, NC.  Doors open at 1:30 p.m.  Screenings begin at 2:00 p.m.

PARKING INFO Here.

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