The Festival begins on March 29th and ends at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield on April 7, 2016. The two documentary films that will be shown at FUSP are I Don' Been Through the Snakes Skin and come out Clean (USA 58 minutes) and Look at Us, Now Mother (USA 84 minutes). The full schedules for the film festival are available here. The FUSP films will be at 5 pm. More information about the Festival and the films shown at FUSP can be found at http://wim-n.com/
The panel of film makers who will join us at FUSP will include the directors and writers of both documentaries. Ada M. Babino, a film maker from Louisiana will be coming here to discuss her film I Don' Been Through the Snake's Skin and Come out Clean. (58 min., USA 2013). Emmy award winning film maker Gayle Kirschenbaum, is known as the "Nora Ephron of documentaries." Her film, Look at Us Now, Mother (84 min., USA 2015) is about Ms. Kirschenbaum's relationship with her mother. Her irrepressible mother will join her on the panel at FUSP.
I Don' Been Through The Snake's Skin and Come Out Clean is a personal, yet universal documentary that shares the heritage, family traditions, culture, love and respect of a southern family from Opelousas, Louisiana. Stories from the motherland, wisdom and witticism, and history are embedded in the hearts and minds of an African American family whose lives are enriched by elders. It pays homage to the film maker's grandparents who paved the way for the next generation's progress in America. The film eloquently speaks to the importance of documenting our family elders whose wisdom, knowledge and history helps to define us and get us through "the snake's skin of life." A clip of this wonderful film by film maker Ada M. Babino can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyt2-IUo0VE
The writer and filmmaker of the documentary Look at us Now, Mother is Gayle Kirschenbaum, an Emmy® award‐winning film maker, television producer and writer. This documentary is about the transformation of a highly charged mother/daughter relationship from Mommie Dearest to Dear Mom, from hatred to love. This is the larger version of her funny award-winning festival favorite film, MY NOSE, in which we follow her mother’s relentless campaign to get Ms. Kirschenbaum to have a nose job. Ms. Kirschenbaum has also turned the film’s lessons into an insightful seminar, featuring “The Seven Healing Tools” for dealing with difficult people. A very entertaining clip of Look at Us Now, Mother can be found at http://wim-n.com/look-at-us-now-mother/
Please invite your friends for a wonderful evening of FREE films and support the work of women film makers. Help FUSP bring more events like this to Plainfield by making this a BIG event.