NY’s Katra Film Series to Close Out 7th Year on October 20th

“…75%  of the filmmakers hailing from South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia; 80% of the selections were written, directed and/or produced  by a female.”

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The Katra  Film Series will close out its  7th year with the 2018 Season Finale event on Saturday, October 20th. The event features works starring Laura Gomez from Orange Is The New Black and Russell  Hornsby, recently named one of Variety Magazine’s Top 10 Actors to watch this year, who also stars in  the much-­‐anticipated The Hate U Give.

The Season Finale  also includes diverse works from around the world with 75%  of the filmmakers hailing from South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Additionally, 80% of the selections were written, directed and/or produced  by a female.

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Some of the highlighted works include Uniform, based on a short play by New York Times Bestselling author Jeffrey James Keyes and directed by Ellie Foumbi and Michael Niederman. The story follows two mothers who are  at odds with what to do when their 6-­‐year old son is sent home from school  for wearing a dress. Dreamers, directed by Luis Luna, Angel Mendonza, and Daniel Valderrama, about the issues surrounding DACA students and their families in the Trump Era; I am The Only  One, directed by Aicha Cherif, a short doc about a 15-­‐year-­‐old girl reconciling her fractious relationship with her mother after being sent to live in America with her grandparents because there  were rumors in Guinea that she would be stolen to undergo female genital mutilation; Weak, directed by  Emily Laue, throughout a single day, an independent woman is told repeatedly what she should be concerned  with or aware of. And Augenblicke – a blink of an eye – a 2018 Student Academy-­‐ Award Finalist, a short  film dealing with sexual assault, three perceptions of only one truth -­‐ hers, his and ours.

The final edition  of the year also includes works by Tribeca and Sundance alums. The audience will vote for the best short to advance  to the 7th Annual Grand Finale in January and the winner takes home prizes valued over $2,000 courtesy of 3636 Studios,  International Screenwriters’ Association, and The Yard: Space to Work.

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For full lineup & ticket  info visit: www.katrafilmseries.com

For media inquiries contact: Geoffrey@katrafilmseries.com   

Katra Film Series – Season Finale -­‐ October 20, 2018 -­‐ 6pm 217 Bowery btw. Rivington and Prince St. New York, NY 10002

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