Bowery Film Festival is proud to screen the following selections:
An improvised dance piece, weaving together the movements of body, camera and clay.
She looked delusion in the face and thought, 'Yeah, we're gonna get along just fine!' Chronicles of a Bleep Year Old Woman is a comedic series following a not-as-young-as-she-used-to-be woman pursuing Big Dreams in the Big Apple. Her delightfully delusional perspective challenges societal norms and worldview concepts regarding age and female identity. Think of it as an aged Kimmy Schmidt with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's feminist edge ... but without the boyfriends. In this episode entitled 'Tutu Hard for Beginners,' the Bleep Year Old goes to ballet class and learns there's no such thing as beginner in New York City.
TARAB follows Mena, a single, successful female lawyer, who is married to her career. While her Lebanese mother and family push her to find marriage in hopes of grandchildren, Mena realizes she has been working so hard that she has not noticed how much time has passed. She has lost her spark or light within herself. Until, one day, she finds her passion within a form of dance that is not widely accepted as a professional career in her culture: belly dancing. But how long can Mena keep up this double life? If her secret gets out, her family will be shocked and embarrassed. Will she lose her job? Will she have to give up the one thing that has re-connected her to herself? Find out in this story of acceptance, culture, family, community, diversity, equality & love that is TARAB.