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'Wine, Women & Film' series continues February-May

January 06, 2011

Christine Fawcett
(315) 443-8826

The Syracuse International Film Festival (SYRFILM) and The Red House Arts Center are continuing their collaboration on the “Wine, Women & Film” series celebrating women in film as directors, producers, writers and editors with four films, February through May. 

The series takes place on the second Thursday of each month at The Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse. Each screening includes a free glass of wine. Tickets are available at the door for $8. Programs begin at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free parking is available.

The series offers an opportunity for audiences to explore the impact of women in cinema—both in the past and today. The experience is augmented by guest discussions with cinema professionals.

Following are the remaining films in the series:

Feb. 10—“Fashion,” with guest Tula Goenka: “Fashion” tells the story of the rise and fall of India’s No. 1 supermodel, set against the ruthless world of haute couture fashion. Goenka, professor of television-radio-film in Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, worked with Mira Nair on “Monsoon Rain” and teaches courses on Bollywood and contemporary and classic Indian films.

March 10—“His Name is Daniel,” with guest Beverly Allen: With an original screenplay by SU professor Allen, this film was produced in Sarajevo by Hallmark Entertainment and was influenced by her book of investigative journalism, “Rape Warfare.” Allen’s extensive work influenced the United Nations Security Council to create a new law making rape a crime against humanity. Allen is an Italian scholar, a screenwriter and a specialist in women’s issues and cultural studies. She recently won a scriptwriting award from the Rome International Film Festival.

April 14—“The Graduate,” with guest Owen Shapiro: SYRFILM co-founder and artistic director Shapiro, professor of art, design and transmedia in SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, will lead a discussion on the classic film and Mrs. Robinson’s importance in the film, which is still as current today as when it was made in the 1960s. 

May 12—“Vinyl & Red Lips,” with guest KC Duggan: Edited by Duggan, film editor and managing director of SYRFILMFEST’11, this short film explores the music and language of the exotic and sensual dance tango. Duggan, a former film and television editor, will discuss the process and concepts behind the development of the editing structure.

For more information on the series, visit or contact the SYRFILM office at (315) 443-8826.

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