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Ladyfest Chicago Film Screenings

Various programs, screening as part of a four-day festival promoting women artists and activists. The opening-night program, running about 90 minutes, includes experimental shorts as well as portraits of painter Frida Kahlo, photographer Tina Modotti, and pioneering avaitor Amy Johnson, directed by film theorist Peter Wollen and cultural critic Laura Mulvey (Thu 10/18, 7 PM). Swedish director Malin Andersson profiles two young women in Northern Ireland, one Catholic and the other Protestant, in her 2006 documentary Belfast Girls (Fri 10/19, noon). In American Gypsy: A Stranger in Everybody's Land (1999), Jasmine Dellal looks at a Romani family in the U.S. (Sat 10/20, 2 PM). Saeeda Khanuim directed Love, Honor and Disobey (2005), which documents the efforts of the Southall Black Sisters to combat domestic violence in Britain's minority communities (Sun 10/21, 11 AM). And in the subtitled French Canadian documentary The Phantom of the Operator (2004), Caroline Martel explores the role of telephone operators in the rise of global communications (Sun 10/21, 3 PM).


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