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Faculty Member Deirdre Boyle Moderates Program at UnionDocs

The Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) and UnionDocs (UNDO) are currently offering a film series– From the Vault: Women’s Advocacy on Film–that features restored documentary films by women filmmakers who were movers and shakers in the first wave of women’s movement media. Media Studies faculty member Deirdre Boyle will moderate the program on Sunday, May 20th at 7:30 pm at UnionDocs.

This series presents now-classic nonfiction films that continue to be relevant today to filmmakers, activists, and media consumers creatively effecting change.  The program on May 20th features two films: Liane Brandon’s Anything You Want to Be (1971, 8 min.), one of the first indie films to explore the external and internal pressures on girls searching for their identity; and Maxi Cohen’s Joe and Maxi (1973, 80 min.), a portrait of a father-daughter relationship that unexpectedly engages with life-and-death matters and addresses ethical issues raised when making family films.  Cohen will be present with Boyle and Brandon is expected to join the discussion via Skype.

The program starts at 7:30 pm at Union Docs, 322 Union Ave., Brooklyn.


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