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The Marquee Film Festival: I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS (2015)

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The Marquee Film Festival: I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS (2015)

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Friday, November 13
7 - 8:20 pm
Cost: Free
An imaginative teenage girl coming from a troubled home falls into her first love, but she struggles to cope with the volatile side of the boy she'd hoped would be her escape.
In-Person: Director and Advocate for Women in Film, Leah Meyerhoff.

USA | 80 min | NR | DCP | Dir.Leah Meyerhoff

Davina (Natalia Dyer) is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the caretaker of her disabled mother (Toni Meyerhoff), she looks for salvation in a relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship fades when Sterling's volatile side begins to emerge. "A truly creative and beautiful piece. Mandatory viewing for teenage girls and those who love them."- Indiewire "The performances are strong, the imaginary visions suggestive, and the film as a whole is swoony, tender, skittish, a little scary — in short, this is what young love feels like. More Meyerhoff, please!"- Village Voice

Leah Meyerhoff will make an on-campus appearance at 12:00PM on Saturday, November 14th in the Marquee. She'll discuss her filmmaking work and advocacy for women, as well as answering audience questions. Leah is an awarded independent filmmaker and the founder of FILM FATALES, a global network of women filmmakers committed to furthering the creation of film and television by and about women. 

 

USA | 80 min | NR | DCP | Dir.Leah Meyerhoff

Davina (Natalia Dyer) is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the caretaker of her disabled mother (Toni Meyerhoff), she looks for salvation in a relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship fades when Sterling's volatile side begins to emerge. "A truly creative and beautiful piece. Mandatory viewing for teenage girls and those who love them."- Indiewire "The performances are strong, the imaginary visions suggestive, and the film as a whole is swoony, tender, skittish, a little scary — in short, this is what young love feels like. More Meyerhoff, please!"- Village Voice

Leah Meyerhoff will make an on-campus appearance at 12:00PM on Saturday, November 14th in the Marquee. She'll discuss her filmmaking work and advocacy for women, as well as answering audience questions. Leah is an awarded independent filmmaker and the founder of FILM FATALES, a global network of women filmmakers committed to furthering the creation of film and television by and about women. 

 

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