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Provincetown Women’s Week Film Fest

By Charlotte Robinson, October 06, 2022

Since 1984 Provincetown has hosted Women's Week that takes place this year from October 10th to 16th with over 100 events including an exciting program of diverse films & conversations by emerging female filmmakers. It all began as an intimate clambake & has become one of the longest & largest running lesbian events in history. There will over 18 feature films & a shorts program presented by Provincetown Film Society including “Bring Her Home” that follows three Indigenous women, “Call Jane” addressing the abortion issue directed by Phyllis Nagy (CAROL) starring Elizabeth Banks & Sigourney Weaver, “Clambake” that documents Women's Week in Provincetown’s journey with archival footage, photos & interviews directed by Andrea Myerson, “Corsage”, the must-see “Esther Newton Made Me Gay”, “Fanny: The Right To Rock’’ the female garage band that morphed into the ferocious rock group, “Nanny”, “Orlando” presenting the 30th anniversary restoration, “Prognosis: Notes on Living”, “Queer Riot”, “She Said” a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement, “Sirens”, “Speed Sisters”, The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile”, “The Unknow Country” & 3 films by Elisabeth Subrin including “Shuli”, “Sweet Run” & Maria Schneider, 1983”. There will also be a collection of short films by women & for women including “Were You Gay in Highschool”, “Our Bed is Green”, “Egungun, Boy Parts, Et Chaque Nuit”, “Lucky Fish” & “A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here”. Special screenings also include Academy Award nominated producer Amy Hobby who will present scenes from 2 new documentaries about influential female musicians & more. Then on Friday October 14th at 5P enjoy drinks & conversation with visiting artists & cinema lovers for a fabulous special event at the Mary Heaton Vorse House. 

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