Northside Film Day 3: Picks from the L Mag Staff

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06/19/2013 11:46 AM |


Need some advice on where to spend the penultimate night of Northside Film? We’re happy to be of assistance. Let’s get right to it. For the full Northside Film schedule, click here. And tickets are still available for individual screenings! Click here to pick some up. As usual, you’ll find our picks after the jump.


Forbidden Voices
This doc follows the lives of world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi. Feminist activists in Cuba, China and Iran, respectively, their blogs challenge their dictatorial regimes, but put them at great risk. Forbidden Voices is a compelling look at a new, networked generation of modern rebels, and the internet’s potential for building international awareness. After the screening, stick around for a panel discussion with Katie Halper (Feministing and Laughing Liberally), Charlotte Cooper (Women’s eNews), Catherine Sameh (Ph.D., Associate Director, Barnard Center for Research on Women) and Michele Lent Hirsch (Women Under Siege).

Williamsburg Cinemas
217 Grand St.

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Be Good (DIY Film Competition Feature, Presented by the MFA in Film at Vermont College for the Arts)
Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color, Sun Don’t Shine) stars in this DIY Competition feature about a couple struggling to stay afloat financially while supporting their first child.

308 Bedford Ave. #1

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Screening in the United States for the first time since 1982, Kopfstand features a pre-Oscar, pre-Django Christoph Waltz in his first starring role as a victim of unnecessary electroshock therapy. Plus, Cristoph Waltz in the full bloom of youth. You’re welcome.

Nitehawk Cinema
136 Metropolitan Ave.

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Social Agency on Film
The Brooklyn Arts Council’s Scene: Brooklyn presents this screening of seven short documentaries on contemporary social and political struggles from around the world, including police brutality, gun control and homelessness in New York City.

322 Union Ave.

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