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’re invited to a special advance screening of the awards season contender HARRIET, followed by a Q&A with Director and Co-Writer Kasi Lemmons and Producer Debra Martin Chase. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP in advance.

Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. doors; 7:00 p.m. screening 


Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

AMC Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Please note: This theater is 21+; be prepared to show ID at the door.

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

ABOMINABLE, followed by a Q&A with director Jill Culton, producer Suzanne Buirgy, and lead actor Chloe Bennet (“Yi”).

TRANSPARENT: THE MUSICALE FINALE, presented in partnership with ReFrame; post-screening Q&A with creator/writer/executive producer Jill Soloway and producer/writer Faith Soloway. Moderated by Roya Rastegar, Lecturer at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

TALL GIRL, presented in partnership with Netflix; Directed by WIF member Nzingha Stewart

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS Post-screening Q&A with Director Janice Engel, Producer Carlisle Vandervoort, Spencer Windes (ACLU of Southern California); moderated by Kat Calvin, Founder and Executive Director of Spread The Vote and Project ID.

BRIAN BANKS Post-screening Q&A with Producers Amy Baer (Women In Film Board President) and Monica Levinson, and cast members Tiffany Dupont and Melanie Liburd Taylor.

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