The 2012 La Femme Women's Film Festival is screening faves of ours like "Feast of the Foolish" by Meg Pinsonneault, the fantasy "Oowie Wanna" by Bridget Palardy, and "The Graveyard Shift" by Jessica Burgess. But the fest is also screening some films that are new to me, including some awesome sci-fi, thriller, and fantasy films. Check it out:
"Halloween" by Monica Demes is an adorable animated horror story, is about a young girl named Vicky who,
Vicky, a 5 old girl sculpts a pumpkin for Haloween. She tries to show it to her family but they are too buzy with their stuff to pay her any attention. Sad, she decides to scape to the forest near her house. But it´s haloween´s evening and the forest has a surprise for her…
No teaser, but Demes says, "This work is inspired in the old belief that in halloween´s night we could contact with the dead´s land."
The sci-fi comedy "Asternauts" directed by Marta Masferrer,
Life is pretty dull for small-town farmer Earl and Joel McKnutt, until one night a mysterious object from outer space crash-lands in their pasture killing their best bull and milking cow.
The thriller "Dark Before Dawn" by Christina Grozik,
Haunted by broken dreams, a writer struggles with his final chapter.
The thriller "Der Letzte Gast (The Last Guest)" directed by Michaela Schwarz,
The bar man Peter is having a final drink with his friend and last customer, but what starts as a mundane conversation among friends quickly turns into a situation.
The historical, fantastical thriller "The Devout" by Mairin Hart,
In the shadow of disease and death, one woman must risk everything to ensure the safety of the ones she loves.
The action short "Gambit" by Chloe Speller,
Jenny was a boxer, scorned by a man, takes on a journey of deceit, revenge and redemption fueled by her femme fatale friends.
"Melach Ha'aretz (Salt of the Earth)" directed by Roni Beeri is a thriller from Israel,
Twenty one year olds Iris and Dana, best friends, want to make lots of fast money so they go work illegally in mall sales in the USA for a handsome boss named Ben.
"Reign" by Kimberly Jentzen is a war thriller,
A miscommunication between cultures in Iraq results in casualties of war, and a soldier is forever changed by an encounter with a woman who survives the deadly skirmish.
"Seeing Stella" directed by Hillary Bachedler is a dark comedy with morbid undertones,
Mary Holmes is an introverted middle-aged woman who, after witnessing the tragic death of Stella, develops a morbid fixation on the dead.
"Fairy Wings" by Alexandra Peters is a short fantasy film about which I can find out, literally, nothing except the synopsis (no trailer, sorry!):
A mother fears her young daughter is not coping with the illness of her father because of her withdrawal into the world of Peter Pan.
"Superhero" by Kristin Wright is a fantastical comedy,
Margot, dealing with the death of her parents, copes wearing a homemade superhero costume and discovers who she really is.
Last, "Women" co-directed by Ashley Scott, has the synopsis I think I like best of all synopses I have ever read:
Sometimes you have to blow someone’s head off to become the woman you always wanted to be.
No trailer but I leave you with this still: