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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Mar 192016
 
Shirin Neshat’s Women Without Men
DURING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, INDIEPIX FILMS® CELEBRATES WOMEN AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO FILM – WHETHER BEHIND-THE-SCENES OR
IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

From the Linda Niccol-Directed Shorts, THE WELL and DANGEROUS RIDE and Iranian Artist Shirin Neshat’s Award-Winning WOMEN WITHOUT MEN to ENTRE NOS from Director Paola Mendoza and I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS from Student Oscar-Nominee Leah Meyerhoff, IndiePix Offers Numerous Ways and Platforms On Which to Screen These Cinematic Achievements:

New York, NY — This March, as we continue to commemorate Women’s History Month  join IndiePix Films in celebrating women’s spectacular achievements in cinema – whether it be behind-the-scenes or in front of the cameras.  Many of IndiePix’s most powerful and compelling films and shorts have women at the helm – look no further than Shirin Neshat’s debut feature and Venice Silver Lion Winner WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, which chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953 or Paola Mendoza’s ENTRE NOS, a powerful drama about a single immigrant mother’s struggles to survive in New York City.  So, if you’re looking for an antidote from Hollywood, its paucity of female directors, and its 4% of female leads in male-directed movies, than look no further than IndiePix Films.

During Women’s History Month, IndiePix Films also makes it easy for consumers to enjoy their deep, varied catalog featuring many films from and about women.  Consumers can either sign-up for  IndiePix Unlimited, th e distributor’s newly-launched signature streaming service, offering 400+ films at the click of a button.  Available via desktop or any mobile device through their free apps for iOS and Android, IndiePix Unlimited is available for $5.99 per month.  Additionally, IndiePix offers the films on DVD, for download or streaming, all directly from their site at IndiePixFilms.com

Strangers meeting are the focus of Kiwi filmmaker Linda Niccol and her two fresh shorts. In THE HANDKERCHIEF, a blind man looking for love meets the woman of his dreams on a park bench in a rose garden and charms her with his other very finely tuned senses.  And, when a sex offender undergoing rehabilitation picks up an attractive young girl from the side of the road, his life takes an unexpected turn in DANGEROUS RIDE, which also stars Rose McIver, the lead in the current CW hit, ‘iZombie”.

THE WELL, from Canadian director Kami Chisholm (The Insomniacs, Pride Denied), is a 14-minute short film about a encounter between two lovers.  When Anna arrives at Jane’s house for a date, she finds a quick high and kinky sex. But their sexual chemistry can’t quite overcome the class and race differences between them, and the encounter leaves Anna wanting more in a short that pushes the boundaries narrative filmmaking through the use of techniques such as the long take and explicit sexual imagery.

Paola Mendoza makes her remarkable debut as a writer/director/star in ENTRE NOS, a poignant, heart-rending drama prominently featured in over 10+ international festivals and recipient of an Honorable Mention at Tribeca, a prestigious Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival and was also one of Michael Moore’s 20 Best Pictures of 2009.  ENTRE NOS is inspired by the real life drama of Mendoza’s mother’s arrival in United States, and her life as a struggling single mother in Queens.  After years of hearing the account and absorbing its implications, Mendoza realized she was ready to bring the heartbreaking, but ultimately inspiring, tale to the screen and the award-winning result was called “resonant” by the Village Voice.

WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, an adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipurs magic realist novel of the same name, is Iranian artist Neshat’s first feature length film. The story chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953; a cataclysmic moment in Iranian history when an American led, British backed coup brought down the democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, and reinstalled the Shah to power.
I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS, the highly acclaimed debut feature from Student Academy Award-nominated Writer/Director Leah Meyerhoff, Oscar-Nominated Producer Heather Rae (Frozen River) and Executive Producer Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging), is a coming-of-age road trip through the complex landscape of troubled young love.  In it,  Davina (Natalia Dyer) is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life.  Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with Sterling (Peter Vack), an older boy.  And while she’s swept into an electrifying whirlwind of romance and adventure, the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades when his volatile side begins to emerge.

And, from filmmaker Elizabeth Lennard comes EDITH WHARTON: THE SENSE OF HARMONY, a definitive look at one of the greatest visionaries of the Gilded Age – a literary genius, cosmopolitan and activist, whose vivid portrayal of society still resonates today.  A born storyteller whose career stretched over forty years, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was the first woman to receive an honorary degree from Yale and to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and the documentary features interviews with distinguished biographers Louis Auchincloss, R.W.B. Lewis and Eleanor Dwight, as well as the only known film footage of Wharton in existence.

Explore the entire WOMEN IN FILM list available ON DEMAND HERE.
 
About IndiePix Films®
Since 2004, New York-based IndiePix Films® has delivered a highly-curated collection of the best independent films from around the world.  Offering a singular catalog of nearly 2,000 films across genres, the IndiePix team selects singular titles from the international festival circuit.  Avenues for distribution include their newly-launched streaming service, IndiePix Unlimited, their dedicated commerce site, IndiePixFilms.com, which offers download-to-own, streaming rental and physical media direct to consumers, and via national retail channels and select theatrical exhibition.  IndiePix also owns Festival Genius, the premier platform for connecting film festivals to audiences through online ticketing, calendars, iphone apps, and more.
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