AWFJ Women On Film – Releasing September 1, 2 and 4, 2009

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AWFJ highlights films by and about women

Tuesday, September 1

  • Rage – Babblegum Online, 98 mins. – Sally Potter directs this fashion world drama and mystery that delves into the effects of globalism in the age of the Internet and cell phones.

Wednesday, September 2

  • Adventures of Power – Variance Films, 89 mins.
  • American Casino – Argot Pictures, limited NY – Leslie Cockburn directs this documentary that attributes America’s financial meltdown to failure to regulate financial institutions that gambled with $8 trillion of their clients funds, and lost.
  • A Beautiful Life – New Films International, limited – Screenplay by Wendy Hammond and Deborah Calla A love story about the encounter of two drifting souls. Escaping her abusive past, a woman stays the night with an illegal immigrant friend of a friend. The two get closer and fall in love, but face turmoil.

Friday, September 4

  • All About Steve – 20th Century Fox, 89 mins. – In her latest rom-and-road-trip comedy, Sandra Bullock plays a briliant crossword creator who’s obsessed with a CNN cameraman and stalks him across the country.
  • Amreeka – National Geographic Cinema Ventures, 95 mins. – Cherien Dabis directs this drama about a divorced Palestinian woman who, having won the lottery for a green card, immigrates with her son to rural middle America, and faces issues of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.
  • Carriers – Paramount Vantage, 84 mins., limited
  • Extract – Miramax Films, 90 mins.
  • Gamer – Lionsgate, 95 mins.
  • Tickling Leo – Barndoor Pictures, 90 mins.
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