Narrative Features Screening at 2016 Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival
Thursday, March 24th
Despite the Falling Snow, directed by Shamim Sarif. Despite the Falling Snow is an extraordinary, lushly photographed love story that brings a rare female perspective to the Cold War. In 1950s Moscow, Communist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Katya decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect him—a sacrifice that Alexander only discovers 40 years later. His journey back to the snowbound streets of post-Communist Moscow uncovers a new layer of betrayal and an unexpected love triangle.
Thursday, March 24th at 8:00pm Purchase Tickets
K’na, the Dreamweaver, directed by Ida Anita Del Mundo. K’na, the Dreamweaver is an honest, sincere love story that becomes epic because of the vibrant T’boli culture and the majestic Lake Sebu in South Cotabato. This film intertwines the T’boli tradition of t’nalak dreamweaving and the narrative of young Princess K’na’s coming of age, as she finds herself in the position to bring peace to her village and put an end to an age-old clan war. K’na is growing up amidst a century-old clan war which has separated the T’bolis into two villages on the north and south banks of Lake Sebu. When K’na becomes the village’s dreamweaver, her father decides to put an end to the warring clans of Lake Sebu once and for all by arranging a marriage between K’na and Kagis, the heir to the throne of the North. Meanwhile, K’na has fallen in love with Silaw, a childhood friend whose family supplies the finest abaca fibers to the dreamweavers.
Saturday, March 26th at 10:00am Purchase Tickets
Dragonfly, directed by Maribeth Romslo. When her mother is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, struggling artist Anna Larsen returns home to help but brings years of family baggage with her. As she tries to navigate turbulent family relationships, Anna rediscovers a curious mailbox from her childhood and embarks on a search to solve its mystery. What she learns along the way just might be the key to rekindling her own magic.
Saturday, March 26th at 12:00pm Purchase Tickets
It Had To Be You, directed by Sasha Gordon. Meet Sonia, a quirky 28-year-old composer on the eve of a sudden proposal from her goofy, laid-back boyfriend, Chris. Most of Sonia’s friends are already married or engaged, but Sonia finds herself gripped with anxieties and fears over the prospect of marriage. Are she and Chris a good enough fit? Is she the woman she wanted to be by the time she got married? Sonia’s anxieties mount as Chris, scared and embarrassed by her reluctance, gives Sonia an ultimatum. She has three days to make up her mind and if the answer is no, they will go their separate ways.
Saturday, March 26th at 2:00pm Purchase Tickets
Stuff, directed by Suzanne Guacci. Trish and Deb Murdoch are in a rut after 14 years. Deb is the stay-at-home mom raising their two young daughters, while Trish, a dentist with a private practice, is the breadwinner supporting the family. Deb has watched through the past five years as her wife has become increasingly removed from the relationship and the daily happenings of their daughters’ lives, and now she has found herself, quite by accident, attracted to a woman named Jamie. The women finally come to a place where they must decide if it is better to keep their marriage together or, after 14 years, say goodbye.
Saturday, March 26th at 4:00pm Purchase Tickets
Sunday, March 27th
Posthumous, directed by Lulu Wang. Posthumous is a modern-day fairy tale that centers on a struggling artist whose artwork skyrockets in value when he is mistakenly thought to have killed himself. The artist decides to keep up the charade by pretending to be his own brother, but the entire plan is put in jeopardy when he befriends a charming, resourceful reporter and they begin to show each other the true value of life, art and love.
Sunday, March 27th at 8:30pm Purchase Tickets
Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival
March 24 - 27, 2016
LA Live Regal Cinemas
1000 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90015