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Driver Film Festival Features Prominent Female Filmmakers

Tracey Deer and Robin Honan will discuss and screen their works March 17-18.

3/14/2012 8:24:31 AM

   

LYNCHBURG–Randolph College will present the 2012 Driver Film Festival March 17-18. This year’s festival, “Women Behind the Lens,” features screenings and discussions with two prominent female filmmakers, Tracey Deer and Robin Honan.

On Saturday, March 17, Tracey Deer, a Mohawk filmmaker from Quebec and founder of Mohawk Princess Productions, will screen her short fiction film, “Escape Hatch,” and television pilot, “Mohawk Girls.” Deer will discuss her transition from documentary to feature filmmaking and the process of adapting a short film to television.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in Martin 315. A reception will follow.

On Sunday, March 18, Robin Honan, the producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary, FreeHeld (2007), will screen and discuss her work-in-progress, Ain’t I a Woman? The film is about the experiences of intersex individuals. She will also present a special preview of an upcoming HBO film that she produced.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. in Martin 315. A reception will follow.

These events are free and open to the public. The Driver Festival is part of the Sara Driver ’77 Digital Filmmaking Course and Lecture Series funded by Martha (Lou) Miller Driver ’50.



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