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Lady Parts

Lady Parts
Comedy, Drama, Animation, Documentary | 2018 | NR. 1hr 30min
CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various 2018 Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection

The smallest sampling of womxn’s stories from the countless lives, experiences, and creations of half the world’s population. Programmed by Faith Stevens

1. Losing It
AUSTRALIA | 7 MIN | DRAMA | 2017 | Nikki Richardson
Hanging out after school one day, a teenage girl decides to let her best friend in on a secret. World Premiere

2. Intimity
As she is showering, dressing, and putting on make-up, a woman bares her soul. She speaks of her fears, her complexes, and the process of accepting – even loving – herself.

3. Nettles
US | 26 MIN | DRAMA | Raven Jackson
Nettles are stinging plants. Shot over the course of a year, in six chapters, this short film delicately explores stinging moments in the lives of different girls and women. WA State Premiere. Filmmaker in attendance.

4. Tightly Wound
A woman recounts her experience living with chronic pelvic pain – how health professionals have failed her, men have rejected her, and shame, anger, and hatred have plagued her body.

5. Les Trompes de ma Mère (UNDER MOM’S SKIRT)
FRANCE | 12 MIN | COMEDY | 2017 | Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix
In a small Florida town, a young French woman goes with her mother to a medical check-up to act as her interpreter. She is taken by surprise when she learns that she is attending a gynecological examination, but the biggest revelations are yet to come.

6. All the Way Down
US | 2 MIN | ANIMATED | 2018 | Chun Chun Chang
When you ski for the very first time... World Premiere

7. Happy Today
FRANCE, ITALY | 17 MIN | DOCUMENTARY | 2017 | Giulio Tonincelli
Patricia lives in Kalongo, a remote village in Northern Uganda. She is learning each day to accompany new mothers through the physical pain and the immense emotion of giving birth. Her chosen vocation is to love and serve with joy: this is what it means to be a midwife. US Premiere

8. Care
US | 10 MIN | DOCUMENTARY | 2018 | Jeremy Xido
Colleen Stern makes her way through the world taking care of those around her, from the birds in her garden to the elderly couple she tries to keep in their home. Yet inside the routine quiet of any given day, calamity can strike. This may be one of those days. Filmmaker in attendance.

Screenings will be held at The Grand Cinema.

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