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Alt Girl Cinema: Women in Horror Backyard Screening

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Jenny Wright, NEAR DUSK (1987)

Jenny Wright, NEAR DUSK (1987)

Suggested $3-5 donation.

On August 2, we are celebrating women in horror; Alt Girl supporters Mari & Nic are hosting the screening, which will be in the backyard. We'll start with the latest short DOLLY by filmmaker Ching Wang. We'll follow with Kathryn Bigelow's 1980s vampire horror film NEAR DUSK.

Bring your own blankets and folding chairs. A water station will be set up, and we highly encourage you to bring water bottles. We don't want you to catch on fire as appropriate as that would be for the evening. 18+ recommended.

8:30 - Arrival
8:50 - Films start at sundown

DOLLY, 20 minutes
NEAR DUSK, 94 minutes

Ching is a bilingual Taiwanese narrative filmmaker who specializes in directing, casting, and acting. She was born and raised in Taipei, frequently moving during her upbringing and spending her teenage years living in Xiamen, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Film Production from University of Texas, Austin and an BA majoring in theatre and minoring in film from University of California, Los Angeles.

Between 2011 and 2013, she worked closely with one of the most acclaimed playwrights and directors in Asia, Stan Lai, and assisted his theatre company Performance Workshop running several original theatrical productions in Taiwan, China, and tours in the United States. 

Adapted from true events, her films seek to both inspire and entertain through visual storytelling, providing an engaging, highly emotional experience. Working across genres, she is also an emerging freelance casting director with a passion for discovering new talents. 

DOLLY Details:
Director: Ching Wang
Actors: Callie Hope Haverda, James Lee Burke, Shea Mayo, Jenette Goldstein
Language: English
Release Date: 2017 (USA)
Rated: NR

A moody eight-year-old girl must combat the strange influence a mysterious doll has over her lonely, single father in order to save her little family of two ...

NEAR DUSK Details:
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Actors: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, 
Language: English
Release Date: 1987 (USA)
Rated: R

Near Dark is a 1987 American neo-western horror film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by her and Eric Red. The story follows a young man in a small midwestern town who becomes involved with a family of nomadic American vampires. Starring the little-known actors Adrian Pasdar and Jenny Wright, the film was part of a revival of serious vampire movies in the late 1980s.

About #AltGirlCinema 
Alt Girl Cinema brings an alternative cinematic representation of women’s lives to Austin through community film screenings. Alt Girl deviates from the mainstream, screening contemporary art films across genres, including horror, sci-fi, documentary, experimental, 90's, and more. Alt Girl stresses the importance of complex characters giving a multidimensional view of womanhood in today’s society. Alt Girl Cinema is presented by the Women's Community Center of Central Texas.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.