Screening Series

Women In Film presents a new monthly curated screening series with a concentration on female filmmakers. The series includes new films before their theatrical release, festival favorites, and older films introduced by well-known female filmmakers. The program supports Women In Film’s mission of promoting creative female mediamakers and creates a unique destination to view their talent. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, writer, producer, and/or cast members.


  1. If you RSVP to an event that you cannot attend, please let us know at least 48 hours prior to the event by emailing
  2. Those who do not attend and do not notify us will be placed on a recorded “No-Show” list.
  3. After two consecutive No-Shows, you will be unable to RSVP for more events for three months.


Women In Film Screening Series Presents:

Women In Film Member,

You are invited to a special screening of BRIAN BANKS followed by a Q&A with Producers Amy Baer (Women In Film Board President) and Monica Levinson, and cast members Tiffany Dupont (“Alissa Bjerkhoel”) and Melanie Liburd Taylor (“Karina”).

Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 PM


The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.
Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.
RSVPs do not guarantee seating.

Please note: This screening is for guests 18 and over. Please be prepared to show your ID.
Due to limited capacity, we will not be able to accommodate guests at this screening.


Paradigm Talent Agency
8942 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Valet parking is complimentary.

OTHERHOOD Post-screening Q&A with Director Cindy Chupack and Producer Cathy Schulman.

BOOKSMART Post-screening Q&A with Director Olivia Wilde, Writer/Producer Katie Silberman, and Producer Jessica Elbaum; moderated by WIF Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer

LITTLE Post-screening Q&A with Writer/Director Tina Gordon, moderated by Deadline‘s Amanda N’Duka

FIVE FEET APART Post-screening panel discussion with Writer Mikki Daughtry, Actress Haley Lu Richardson, Editor Angela Catanzaro, Costume Designer Rachel Sage Kunin, and Assistant Director Drew Ann Rosenberg; moderated by Producer (and WIF Board President Emerita) Cathy Schulman

UNTOGETHER Post-screening Q&A with Writer/Director Emma Forrest

STATE LIKE SLEEP Post-screening Q&A with Writer/Director Meredith Danluck

MARY SHELLEY Post-screening Q&A with Director Haifaa al-Mansour, Producer (and WIF Board President) Amy Baer, moderated by WIF Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer

BOUNDARIES Post-screening Q&A with Writer/Director Shana Feste & WIF Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer

THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR Post-screening Q&A with Writer/Director Nancy Buirski

SOPHIE AND THE RISING SUN Post-screening Q&A with Writer/Director Maggie Greenwald and Crew, moderated by WIF Senior Director of Education, Gayle Nachlis

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN Post-screening Q&A with star Hailee Steinfeld & director Kelly Fremon Craig; moderated by Executive Producer & WIF Board President Cathy Schulman.

MISS STEVENS Post-screening Q&A with Julia Hart, Lily Rabe, Timothée Chalamet & Anthony Quintal

EQUITY Post-screening Q&A with Meera Menon, and actors Anna Gunn & Alysia Reiner; moderated by Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director, Women In Film

THE FITS Post-screening Q&A with director Anna Rose Holmer

THE INVITATION Post-screening Q&A with director Karyn Kusama; moderated by Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent,” HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS)

DAWN & THE BABADOOK Post Screening Q&A with director of DAWN, Rose McGowan       

MCFARLAND, USA  Q&A with director Niki Caro and Disney President of Production Sean Bailey; moderated by Susan Cartsonis

GRANDMA Q&A with Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott

6 YEARS Q&A with director Hannah Fidell and cast, moderated by Kirsten Schaffer

SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE Q&A with director Leslye Headland

VIRUNGA Q&A with director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara; moderated by Lucy Webb

BEYOND THE LIGHTS Q&A with writer/director Gina Prince Bythewood and producer Stephanie Allain; moderated by Naketha Mattocks