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The Aero Theatre |1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 |Aug 13| 1:00pm-6:00pm | Tickets at the Door| Raffles and Prizes

LIVE Q.A. with Producer Henry (Hank) Alpert 
Moderator: Beth Accomando (KPBS San Diego

This rare and subversive musical satire stars Andy Warhol Factory and Puerto Rican trans actress, Holly Woodlawn. Considered to be one of the most influential and important trans icons during the 1970s; Holly, is most notably known as being the muse to Lou Reed’s 1972 hit glam rock song, "Walk on the Wild Side". Having been discovered by Andy Warhol at a screening of “Flesh” (1968), Holly went on to star in several underground cult favorites, such as, “Trash” (1970) and “Women in Revolt” (1971). The film follows Eve (Woodlawn), a small-town aspiring actress from Kansas as she navigates New York City, and meets an ensemble cast of eccentric characters.

NON-AFFILIATION DISCLAIMER. Any thoughts expressed in this program or during the event is solely that of the film festival's and does not reflect any outside organization or institution.

Director: Robert J. Kaplan

Executive Producer/Producer: Henry (Hank) Alpert

Screenplay: Sandra Scoppettone

Music: Jerry Blatt

Cast: Holly Woodlawn, Tally Brown, Suzanne Skillen, David Margulies.

1972. 82 min. USA. Color/B&W. English. DCP World Premiere. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive.


Special Introduction and QA:

Henry (Hank) Alpert


Beth Accomando

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*Courtesy of Women Make Movies

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shares her personal struggles and achievements as a minority in the

filmmaking industry. (40:43) 


Jury Member: Imani Davis

Affiliation: American Cinematheque 


Jury Member: Marge Dean (WIA's President and Head of Studio at Skybound Entertainment)

Affiliation: Women in Animation

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Look within. Then dance it out. A man reflects on formative conflicts from his past with optimism, gratitude, and a little music. (4:55)

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Plunge deep below the surface of the water to encounter women in the process of a transformation. Women turn to the pressure of the water to find reprieve from the expectation to be something other than what they are. (6:17)

GORE GAL-ORE | 5:05PM- 6:00PM

Jury Member: Heidi Honeycutt

Affiliation: Etheria Film Night

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Two female addicts, Buffalo and Trout, are hired to rob a white supremacists house. Once arriving to the house they are faced with a decision; either take the money and call it a job well done, or stay and rescue the young kidnapped couple being tortured by a group of white supremacists. (13:00)

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United States

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United States

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