WMM @ Sundance - SONITA and others

Women Make Movies is proud to announce films at
Sundance Film Festival 2016


Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Sonita, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, thinks of 
Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams 
of becoming a big-name rapper. For the time being, her only fans are 
the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. And her family has a very 
different future planned for her: as a bride she's worth $9,000.  
Director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami poignantly shifts from observer 
to participant altering expectations, as Sonita's story unfolds 
in an intimate and joyful portrait.

FRI 1/22 6:00 PM  Sundance Mountain Resort Screening Room

SAT 1/23 2:30 PM Holiday Village Cinema 1 - INDUSTRY
MON 1/25 9:00 PM  Yarrow Hotel Theater

WED 1/27 12:00 PM  Temple Theater

THU 1/28 6:45 PM  Broadway Centre Cinema 3

FRI 1/29 6:30 PM  Redstone Cinema 1

SAT 1/30 9:15 AM  Holiday Village Cinema 2 

91 min. | English and Farsi | Germany/Iran/Switzerland

Sonita will also be performing at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe on Tuesday, 1/26 at 4:30 PM. Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami and Sonita will be speaking on numerous panels and attending events, including two special screenings for high school students in Salt Lake City as part of the Utah Student Screening Series. 

For press inquiries contact David Magdael at dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com and for information about SONITA visit www.wmm.com/sonita.

Congratulations to the five other films from WMM's Production Assistance Program that will be premiering at Sundance:

TRAPPED (U.S. Documentary Competition)
Directed by Dawn Porter
Produced by Marilyn Ness
83 min. | English | U.S.A. 

Click here for screenings. 

WEINER (U.S. Documentary Competition)
Directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg
Produced by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg
100 min. | English | U.S.A. 

Click here for screenings. 

Directed by Anna Rose Holmer
Produced by Lisa Kjerulff and Anna Rose Holmer
72 min. | English | U.S.A./Italy 

Click here for screenings. 

Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Produced by Suzanne Hillinger and Brent Miller
91 min. | English | U.S.A.

Click here for screenings. 

CAMERAPERSON (New Frontiers) 
Directed by Kirsten Johnson
Produced by Marilyn Ness and Kristen Johnson
103 min. | English/Arabic/Bosnian/Dari | U.S.A.

Click here for screenings. 

Attending Sundance Jan 21-26:
Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director 
Kristen Fitzpatrick, Director of Public Exhibition and Acquisitions
For booking contact Kristen: kf@wmm.com

About WMM:
Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  



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