Tickets Available Now for the 4th Annual Reel Women International Film Festival
Tuesday February 26, 9:00 am ET
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The fourth annual Reel Women International Film Festival, featuring films directed by women from all over the world, will open March 7th with Reservations, directed by Aloura Charles. Set over a night in a New York hotel, Reservations unexpectedly connects the lives of several strangers in startling moments of passion, friendship and hope. A reception will follow at the Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive.
Academy Award winner Helen Hunt’s directorial debut Then She Found Me serves as the Festival’s centerpiece presentation. Adapted from the novel by New England Book Award winner Elinor Lipman, the film follows April Epner (Hunt) and her touching journey to happiness after separation from her husband (Matthew Broderick) and the death of her adopted mother. Academy Award nominee Bette Midler also stars as exuberant talk show host Bernice. Reception to follow at Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive.
With films from 17 countries, the Reel Women shorts presentation sheds light on a variety of social and political issues. In Migration, internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair (The Namesake) examines the AIDS crisis in India. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib director Rory Kennedy looks at how the Iraqi prison abuses in the fall of 2003 still remain etched in our national consciousness. In Bling, director Raquel Cepeda travels with hip-hop artists on an emotional journey to Sierra Leone where they meet face-to-face with victims of conflict â€œbloodâ€ diamonds. Featuring interviews with Kanye West, Big Daddy Kane and Jadakiss, Bling is a riveting documentary that teaches the audience the real price of diamonds.
Now in its fourth year, the Reel Women International Film Festival continues to provide a valuable avenue of exposure for talented women filmmakers, to share their diverse stories and bring awareness to critical issues through visual media.
To purchase tickets and view the complete festival line-up please visit www.reelwomenfest.com.
Reel Women International Film Festival
Diana Means, 818-749-6162
Source: Reel Women International Film Festival