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LA: Etheria Film Night Celebrates Women in Genre; Features North American Premiere of “SOULMATE” & More

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The 2014 Etheria Film Night (co-sponsored by American Cinematheque) is headed to the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood this Saturday, July 12th. Created to showcase the talents of emerging female directors, the one-night event will feature the North American premiere of writer/director Axelle Carolyn’s feature film SOULMATE, as well as the debut of a series of shorts (including Rose McGowan’s DAWN) following the film.

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE and GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS director Lexi Alexander will also be appearing to receive the 2014 Etheria Inspiration Award for her work in the action and sci-fi genres. Closing the evening’s festivities will be a cocktail reception and red carpet event sponsored by Monstrosity Films, Walker/Fitzgibbon, Birns & Sawyer, and co-presented by Ms. in the Biz.

The SOULMATEpremiere will be followed by a Q&A with director Carolyn, moderated by Fango’s own Rebekah McKendry. The shorts showcase will feature a Q&A conducted by Brea Grant (DEXTER, BEST FRIENDS FOREVER) with directors Rebecca Thomson (THE JELLY WRESTLER) Sarah Doyle (YOU ME & HER), Gigi Saul Guerrero (DIA DE LOS MUERTOS) and Rose McGowan.

Find the entire Shorts Slate and ticket info, below.

WAKENING – *LA Premiere* directed by Danis Goulet

(2013, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Canada, 9 mins)

In the near future, the environment has been destroyed and society suffocates under a brutal military occupation. A lone Cree wanderer Wesakechak searches an urban war zone to find the ancient and dangerous Weetigo to help fight against the occupiers.

JOB INTERVIEW – *LA Premiere* directed by Julia Walter

(2013, Thriller, Germany, 10 mins)
When Lisa applies for a job everything seems to be turning out pretty well… Until the boss Marie starts asking strange questions and the job interview turns out to be a little different than expected…

YOU ME & HER  – *World Premiere* directed by Sarah Doyle

(2014, Science Fiction, USA, 20 mins)
When 30 versions of one person pass through the wormhole at the Department of Parallel Resettlement, Anna discovers she is the worst possible version of herself.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – *LA Premiere* directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero

(2014, Horror, Mexico/Canada, 12 mins)

On the night of ‘Dia De Los Muertos,’ the women of the La Candelaria strip club seek revenge on those who have abused them.

DAWN – *LA Premiere* directed by Rose McGowan

(2013, Thriller, USA, 18 mins)
Dawn is a quiet young teen that longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. One day she meets Charlie, a high school dropout, who offers her a glimpse into a world she dreams to be a part of.
HIDE & SEEK – directed by Kayoko Asakura

(2013, Horror, Japan, 11 mins)
A school girl visits a house to take a KOTO lesson. She meets her teacher and her son and they seem to be playing “HIDE and SEEK” in the house. Koto lesson starts but the girl soon realizes that there’s something very odd about the teacher.

THE JELLY WRESTLER – *LA Premiere* directed by Rebecca Thomson
(2013, Action/Comedy, Australia, 14 mins)

With one last shot at jelly glory, washed up wrestler and barmaid Eileen must grapple with aging, betrayal and her own jelly wrestling demons – a task that may well put her down for the count.

Tickets for the feature and the shorts lineup are $11 each and are available here and here. For the complete schedule of events, visit Etheria Film Night.

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