Terra Femme film with director Courtney Stephens – CLOSE UP series

Date(s) - Wed, Jun 15, 2022
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

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Upstate Films' Starr Cinema


Next Wednesday, June 15th, as a part of our CLOSE UP series, IRIS (women+film) presents the film Terra Femme with director Courtney Stephens.

This film has been called, “An unforgettable cinematic masterpiece… an absolutely riveting adventure” by POV Magazine.

This selection of “home travelogues”—amateur films shot by women in the 1920s-40s—were never intended for public consumption. But Courtney Stephens discovered them and realized that the films, by a divorcee on a tour of biblical gardens, or a widow on a chartered cruise to the North Pole, revealed a different world than the one most of us see on screen. Stephens brings these accidental ethnographic films together with performative elements, offering biographical information about the filmmakers, a historical context for the films and a celebration of the power of travel as a form of freedom.

Come see the film and have your opportunity to ask the director herself questions about the movie. Wednesday June 15th at 7:30pm at Starr Cinema in Rhinebeck.