WINDY CITY TIMES
||Killen film Pink Ribbons, Inc., and Joffrey film to screen
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Now in its fourth year, the Talking Pictures Festival (which spotlights independent cinema) will take place March 8-11 at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and the Evanston Public Library.
Shira Piven, of the Evanston theater family that includes film/TV actor Jeremy, is said to employ a darkly comedic touch in her directorial feature film debut, Fully Loaded. The film follows two feisty single mothers (played by Paula Killen and Lisa Orkin) as they ride through nighttime L.A. Killena former Chicagoan who was part of the city's performance art scene in the 1990swrote and produced the film.
The 2012 Talking Pictures Festival includes a strong showing of Chicago productions, along with a great number of films by women directors. According to Indiewire.com, women accounted for 5 percent of Hollywood directors in 2011.
The Talking Pictures Festival opens on International Women's Day (March 8) with Pink Ribbons, Inc., the latest documentary by veteran Canadian filmmaker Léa Pool. Other documentaries include Chicago-produced movies such as Xan Aranda's Andrew Bird: Fever Year and Bob Hercules' Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
Visit www.talkingpicturesfestival.org .
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