Salinas, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
On September’s First Friday, Women Make Movies (WMM) are showing a string of five indie films shown continually through January 7. This also marks a kick-off to the Honoring Women’s Rights conference and exhibition at the Steinbeck. The conference and exhibition are sponsored, in part, by the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), as a tribute to their 40th anniversary.
The following indie film titles will play beginning on September 7, and the 1-day Honoring Women’s Rights conference on September 8th and during 4-month juried WCA art exhibition until January 6, 2013:
WMM initially started in 1972 to train women in becoming film and video makers. Before the decade ended, WMM initiated distribution and exhibition opportunities for women’s films to expand their exposure by initiating a distribution service, presenting on‑going screenings in New York, and sponsoring two international women’s film festivals. Today, WMM regularly works with dozens of women's organizations in U.S., Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East in support of International Women's Film Festivals.
“We work behind the scenes producing and helping (women filmmakers) to raise the money. And we’re really proud that films from both programs have won awards, have been nominated for Academy Awards in five of the last six years, and have won major prizes at Sundance,” said Debra Zimmerman to Christopher Campbell, Documentary Channel's docblog author.
http://bit.ly/HWR-program; See the movies during the Honoring Women’s Rights conference where tickets are available at the door or during the regular National Steinbeck Center (NSC) hours. Standard NSC entrance fees may apply.
http://www.nationalwca.org; Women’s Caucus for Art creates community through art, education, and social activism.
http://www.steinbeck.org; NSC inspires people to make a positive difference in our world, 1 Main Street, Salinas, Monterey County, CA
http://www.wmm.com; the leading distributor of women's films and videotapes in North America