Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Location: Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal
Film Details: 94 minutes, 2018, USA, color, English, DCP
Official Selection of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and 2018 Hot Docs International Film Festival.
Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal will attend in person for discussion with local filmmaker Jocelyn Glatzer.
“A true justice league of wonder women in action. ” — The Hollywood Reporter
About the Film:
Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. With intimate camerawork that lingers on details and brings the Queens criminal courtroom to life, BLOWIN’ UP celebrates acts of steadfast defiance, even as it reveals the hurdles these women must face.
About the Director:
Stephanie Wang-Breal is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director. Blowin’ Up is her third feature length film. Her first film, Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy), was nominated for an Emmy®, and was the recipient of three Grand Jury Best Documentary Awards at the AFI/ Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival, the Asian American International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, as well as a 2011 CINE special Jury Award. The film had its national television broadcast in 2010 on the award-winning PBS series POV. Stephanie’s second film, Tough Love, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2014. The film premiered on PBS’ POV in July 2015. Stephanie has also directed and produced pieces for Facebook, Minwax, ESPN, Vocativ, Verifone, Tiffany & Co., Apple, Nickelodeon, Goldman Sachs, UNICEF, CNN, A&E Television and MTV Networks. Stephanie sits on the Board of the New York Women’s Foundation and resides in Brooklyn, New York with her son & daughter.
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