Kickstarter Campaign: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Filmmaker Terence Nance has filmed a beautiful, creatively dynamic film called “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.” He has (as of today) 22 days left to receive pledges to complete his film and deliver it to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for screening.

Animation, stop-motion, claymation, performance…what more could you ask! Pledge today! (Remember, if he doesn’t make his goal of $7,675, you will not be charged…but that’s not gonna happen, is it?)

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Free Screening of Zimbabwean Documentary on 12/3!

The Women’s International Perspective, The WIP, along with The Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International, invite you to a screening of the award-winning documentary TAPESTRIES OF HOPE, followed by a Q & A session with Zimbabwean child and human rights activist Betty Makoni and filmmaker Michealene Cristini Risley, at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California.

TAPESTRIES OF HOPE, an astounding story told through filmmaker Risley’s eyes, captures her sojourn to Africa as she investigates the longstanding myths surrounding the power of virgin blood. Produced by Freshwater Haven, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the dramatic social change that is required to stop the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of women, Tapestries documents the work of Betty Makoni and her organization, Girl Child Network. The film follows the journey to healing taken by the girls who arrive at GCN daily. Caught in the crossfire of a country devastated by poverty, limited medicine, and the increasing use of girls as charms to heal illness, Tapestries allows us to witness the resiliency of these girls who refuse to be defined by their abuse.

This year, Tapestries of Hope has been awarded BEST DOCUMENTARY at the 2009 Louisville International Festival of Film, received an AWARD OF MERIT from the Accolade Film Awards and an Aloha Accolade at the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival.

Please join The WIP, The Ginetta Sagan Fund, Betty Makoni and Michealene Cristini Risley at 6:30 pm, The Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA 94040. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated. Please RSVP to

For more information on the film visit or contact The Women’s International Perspective directly at 831-644-0116. To get involved, contact Michelle Titus, Executive Director, Freshwater Haven of Redwood City –

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Maya Rudolph Takes Another “Revolutionary Road”

Actress Maya Rudolph

Actress Maya Rudolph

“Revolutionary Road” director Sam Mendes is off into another direction. Taking another “Road” in the snapshot of a marriage, he directs the under-appreciated –and over talented– actress and comedian Maya Rudolph onto the “new baby” road, along with screen hubby John Krasinski.

You may recognize John from the hit NBC comedy “The Office,” and Maya from “Saturday Night Live.” Or you may recognize her as the real-life love interest –and baby-mama– of “There Will Be Blood” director Paul Thomas Anderson, or as the daughter of the beautiful late-singer Minnie Ripperton. (Maya even gets a shout out at the end of her mother’s song, “Loving You.)

This movie is guaranteed to be hilarious with the genius direction of Sam Mendes, and the comedic chops of Maya and John! And I think John Krasinski has got a thing for the chocolate…I’m just sayin’…Check it out!

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Francis Ford Coppola Exclusive Screening!

TETRO is Francis Ford Coppola’s first original screenplay since THE CONVERSATION. It is his most personal film yet, arising from memories and emotions from his early life, though totally fictional. It is the
bittersweet story of two brothers, of family lost and found and the conflicts and secrets within a highly creative Argentine-Italian family.

Special Exclusive Limited Engagement in Digital Projection

LA – The Landmark, Pico at Westwood
NY – Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, 143 East Houston St.

Other Theater Listings

June 11
The Landmark, Los Angeles, CA

June 11
Sunshine Cinema, New York, NY

June 19
Egyptian Theatre, Seattle, WA

June 19
Embarcadero Cinema, San Francisco, CA

June 19
Sundance Kabuki, San Francisco, CA

June 19
Century Centre Cinema, Chicago IL

June 19
E Street Cinema, Washington, D.C.

June 19
Kendall Square, Boston, MA

June 26
Regency South Coast Village Cinemas, Santa Ana, CA

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