Film Series Celebrating Women Over 40

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The Three Tomatoes Launches Film Series Events Celebrating “Women Who Aren’t Kids” with the West Coast Premiere of “Women of ‘69, Unboxed" September 19, at the Downtown Independent Theatre, LA

It’s time to celebrate women over 40, and change the conversation about how women who “aren’t kids” are perceived in our youth-oriented culture The Three Tomatoes (a website that celebrates “women who aren’t kids”) in association with Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group hopes to change that and is very excited to announce the launch of The Three Tomatoes Film Series with the West Coast premiere of “Women of ’69, Unboxed”, a documentary about the turbulent ‘60s and the “new old age” from the generation that didn’t trust anyone over 30.

The series was the brainchild of The Three Tomatoes West Coast editor, actress, ageism activist, and writer Debbie Zipp. “Women over 40 are still very much underrepresented in films, even though we have powerful stories to tell. Our goal is to celebrate women with films featuring, written, produced, and/or directed by women over 40 that entertain, enlighten, and build a bridge between generations.”

According to The Three Tomatoes Founder and Publisher, Cheryl Benton, “We’re excited to launch this series in LA and we will be bringing these events to NYC too. We hope to attract a multi-generational audience of women and men.”

About Women of ’69 Unboxed
In this intimate documentary, a group of women, college classmates at Skidmore Class of ‘69, who were both electrified and pummeled by the turbulent surf of the 60s, look back, and then ahead, as they turn 65, ruminate on their heartaches and triumphs, and evaluate the “dowry” they’ll leave for future generations.

Through intimate interviews with 19 of these women, the film focuses on these ordinary lives made extraordinary by the tumultuous times in which they lived.

If their parents were the Greatest Generation, these women, the point of the spear of modern feminism, were perhaps the Loudest. From pleated skirts and circle pins to rebellion and transformation: they changed the world, at least in their fevered dreams, and the world changed them.

As these women present themselves to the camera, they look back and ahead. Their observations inform our thinking, about those currents from the ’60’s that still buffet our lives and about the New Old Age as experienced by Boomers.

The “Women of ’69 Unboxed” documentary will be screened on September 19, 2015 at the Downtown Independent Theatre in LA. Tickets are $35 and include the screening, a panel discussion that includes the filmmakers, and a VIP wine reception. In the tradition of all Three Tomato events, a portion of the proceeds go to UN Women, a global champion for gender equality. Tickets must be purchased in advance at

Note: The Three Tomatoes New York screening of “Women of ’69 Unboxed” will take place on Dec. 6, 2015 at Stage 72/The Triad, New York City.

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