Gender Equality

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:00 am

Connecticut USA ,

Maria Finitzo's The Dilemma of Desire will be available for streaming in Connecticut as part of the New Haven Documentary Film Festival

NHdocs was created to bring filmmakers and film lovers together, to build a community, an appreciative audience for documentary films, and the people who make them.

The festival runs from August 18th, 2020 to August 23rd,2020. Buy passes. 


Entertaining, thrilling, and radical, The Dilemma of Desire explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies, and - ultimately - power. The film is a powerful reminder that true equality will come only when we all arrive at a place of understanding and acknowledgment that women are sexual beings, entitled to live their lives fully within the expression of their desire. One of the film's participants, artist Rebecca Baruc, had her op-ed Why We All Need To Learn More About the Clitoris (and Female Orgasm) featured on the DailyBeast

Groundbreaking artist Sophia Wallace challenges long-held ideas of women with her “cliteracy” project, putting front and center the clitoris as fundamental to female orgasm.  Dr. Stacey Dutton, a neuroscientist who realized she had never seen a drawing of the clitoris until she discovered Wallace’s work, is now committed to studying its biology and pushing the publishing industry to correct the deliberate omissions of the clitoris in major anatomy textbooks. With 20 years of research, Dr. Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women’s arousal. And industrial designer Ti Chang heads CRAVE, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing elegant vibrators for women.

Providing the embodiment of this work are the personal stories of Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny, and Coriama - five young women discovering and owning their sexuality.

The Dilemma of Desire is a powerful reminder that true equality will come only when we all arrive at a place of understanding and acknowledgment that women are sexual beings, entitled to live their lives fully within the expression of their desire.

Music Box Films Acquires Hillary Bachelder Debut Feature REPRESENT

Kartemquin Films is proud to announce that Music Box Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the timely documentary feature REPRESENT, directed by Hillary Bachelder and co-produced by Kartemquin Films, ITVS, and Backbone Films. A remarkable feature directorial debut, REPRESENT follows three women in the American Midwest confronting entrenched political systems in their campaigns for elected office and fighting to reshape local politics on their own terms.


Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:00 am

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Finding Yingying from director Jiayan "Jenny" Shi will be screening as part of the sixth annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF6). The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is dedicated to the work of first and second-time filmmakers. The 6th Annual event will be streaming August 27- September 3, 2020. The 8-day online festival, streaming a robust and entertaining lineup of feature films, shorts, documentaries, narratives, and filmmaker Q&As will be available to viewers at home or on the go!

Finding YingYing will be available to view on August 27th with post-screening Q&A with Shi. 

Visit the MNFF website for tickets and more information. 


Finding Yingying, a vérité documentary, tells the story of the Zhang family, who arrive in the United States from China in search of their missing 26-year-old daughter, Yingying. An international student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Yingying was only in the U.S. for six weeks before disappearing in the summer of 2017. Unlike typical crime stories, Finding Yingying is a personal, intimate story about a family dealing with grief and finding resolution, and who Yingying was – why she came to the U.S. to study, and the challenges of finding justice as foreigners in the U.S.

 Finding Yingying was awarded the SXSW 2020 Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Voice.


Represent World Premieres at CIFF44 Streams

Kartemquin is exciting to announce that Represent is enjoying its world premiere as part of CIFF44 Streams, April 15th - 28th.

In her debut feature, Chicago-based documentary filmmaker Hillary Bachelder creates a tender and often unexpected portrait of three passionate women candidates, the challenges they face, and a glimpse at what we all have to gain when women shape the future of our communities and ultimately, our country. 


Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:00 pm

We are excited to announce CIFF44 Streams is live featuring Hillary Bachelder's debut feature Represent!

CIFF44 Streams will be live Wednesday, April 15, 2020 through 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. 

CIFF44 Streams viewers have access to single screening tickets at $8 per film. Current CIFF members at all levels have been given all-access login credentials.  

NOTE: Due to distributor/filmmaker restrictions, access to CIFF44 Streams is geo-restricted to viewers in Ohio.
Your credit card must have an Ohio billing address in order for your CIFF44 Streams order to be processed.

Like seats at Film Festival theaters, all streams are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Every film is limited to a maximum number of streams or “seats” due to distributor/filmmaker restrictions.

For answers to more of the most commonly asked CIFF44 Streams questions, check out the FAQs!

Friday, December 7, 2018 7:30 pm

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Inquiring Nuns will screen at the Billy Wilder Theater on December 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM as part of the film's 50th Anniversary Theatrical Release.

Preceded by a special screening of '63 Boycott

Hosted by Andrew Davis.

Details here.


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