NYWIFT Member Screening: Pennhurst, 2/25
Join us for this month’s NYWIFT Member Screening showcasing Jodie Alexandra Taylor’s documentary feature Pennhurst. The filmmaker will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.
The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screening will take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.
Jodie Alexandra Taylor (Director/Producer/NYWIFT Member)
2018, 82 min, DCP
Pennhurst is a story of segregation, abandonment, and the meaning of home as told by the people that lived in, worked at, and crusaded for one of the largest and oldest intellectual and developmental disability institutions in the United States. The facility, in its closing, challenged society’s perception of those with intellectual disabilities and ultimately fought for better rights – rights that are still being fought for today.
Jodie Alexandra Taylor began her film and television career over 18 years ago in England, since has been fortunate enough to travel the globe working in independent film, television and commercials. Taylor also works in late night TV where she most recently directed The President Show for Comedy Central.