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Shorts Block: Female Cinematographer

  • LightSpace Studios 130 Thames Street Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)


This year saw filmmakers and film lovers throwing a welcome stone through the glass ceiling of the Hollywood boys club. Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman to be recognized and nominated for an Academy Award for cinematography (continuing on to capture Wakanda in all its glory for Black Panther), Uma Thurman opened up about the abuse she faced on and off the set of Kill Bill, and millions of (men’s) eyes finally (chose to open)ed up. Here, we follow in Rachel Morrison and the Film Society at Lincoln Center’s footsteps and showcase the work of female cinematographers. The range here: from the dream-like held shots of birds on the Caroni River (Caroni) to the voyeuristic aspect ratio peeping on workplace gender dynamics in Sweetie, shows no limits— just disruptions and possibilities.

Films Include:

Sweetie, dir. Miaosi Li / Narrative / USA / Brooklyn Premiere

October, dir. Maegan Mann / Narrative / USA / New York Premiere

The Future is Bright, dir. Courtney Powell / Narrative / USA / New York Premiere

Caroni, dir. Ian Harnarine / Narrative / Trinidad & USA / New York Premiere

Chandler, dir. Julia Kennelly / Narrative / USA / Brooklyn Premiere

Cross My Heart, dir. Sontenish Myers / Jamaica / Brooklyn Premiere

Cinematographer, dir. Demi Waldron / Doc / USA / World Premiere

Showcase runs approx. 75 minutes with a filmmaker Q&A to follow.

Earlier Event: October 13
Women in Film & TV
Later Event: October 13
3 Arts Panel