A benefit screening of “Who Does She Think She Is?” a documentary about being a mom and an artist, followed by a panel discussion featuring Dar Williams, will take place Saturday at the Peekskill Hat Factory, 1000 N. Division St, Peekskill.
The screening benefits the Garden Road School in Crompond. Read their press release below for more detailed information:
The Garden Road School presents a benefit screening of the documentary “Who Does She Think She Is?” by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll on May 1, 2010, 6:30PM, at the Peekskill Hat Factory. The film, which follows five fierce women who refuse to choose between their families and their art, examines problematic intersections of our time: mothering and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art.
A wine reception and panel discussion featuring renowned New York artists Dar Williams, Maria Colaco, Leslie Fields-Cruz, Sarah Haviland, Kathleen Pemble and Lowry Reinaur will follow the screening.
Tickets are $30. To purchase tickets, visit www.thegardenroad.org or call 914-526-4033. The screening will take place at the Peekskill Hat Factory, 1000 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY.
Proceeds benefit the Arts in Education programs of The Garden Road School, an independent Pre-K through Elementary school in Crompond, NY. The Garden Road School’s fully arts-integrated curriculum is focused on the education of the whole child. ABOUT THE FILM
WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? is a documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker (“Born into Brothels: The Kids of Calcutta’s Red Light District”) Pamela Tanner Boll that follows the lives of five fierce women who refuse to choose between their families and their art. Through the lens of their lives, the film explores problematic intersections of our time: mothering and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. The film invites us to consider both ancient legacies of women worshipped as cultural muses and modern times in which many people struggle to name female artists. Interviews with such experts as Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade), Maura Reilly (Sackler Center for Feminist Art-Brooklyn Museum), Courtney E. Martin (Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters) and the Guerrilla Girls add a cultural context for these women’s uplifting journeys. To watch a trailer, download a press kit or images visit http://www.whodoesshethinksheis.net.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Six talented New York artist-mothers lead a lively, relevant and moving panel discussion following the film. As female artists working to balance their art and families, they bring to the discussion a diversity of artistic mediums, life experiences and perspectives.
Maria Colaco www.mariacolaco.com
Leslie Fields-Cruz www.nbpc.tv/about.php
Sarah Haviland www.sarahhaviland.com
Kathleen Pemble www.kathleenpemble.com
Lowry Reinaur Artist-in-Residence, The Garden Road School
Dar Williams www.darwilliams.com
ABOUT THE GARDEN ROAD SCHOOL
The Garden Road School’s curriculum is centered on the education of the whole child. Academics, values and the arts merge to meet the needs of each student’s individual learning style. All facets of the academic program are integrated with the arts: music, dance, theatre, movement, singing and fine arts. The result is a holistic setting in which each child’s potential and genius is realized and nurtured.
“(This film) is not about being a woman or being a woman artist but rather how to be a human, how to find your true place in life.”
Jean M Murphy
Wellesley Centers for Women
“…an engaging documentary about the struggle to create art while nurturing life.”
The New York Times
“A compelling documentary on women artists explores the barriers to the creative process and how art ultimately transforms women’s lives and those around them.”
“… a terrific documentary that discusses the challenges, rewards and struggles of women artists in our culture.”
Women & Hollywood blog
FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit www.thegardenroad.org or call 914-526-4033.