Give Me An A, the new all-female directed anthology feature from XYZ Films, gets a brand new righteously furious trailer today, as well as screening and streaming dates.
Described as a film response to last year's overturning of Roe v. Wade, Give Me An A's ensemble of directors includes Natasha Halevi (who also produced), Meg Swertlow, Bonnie Discepolo, Danin Jacquay, Erica May Wright, Annie Bond, Sarah Kopkin, Monica Moore-Suryiage, Caitlin Hargraves, Megan Rosati, Hannah Alline, Avital Ash, Mary C. Russell, Valerie Finkel, Kelly Nygaard, Loren Escandon and Francesca Maldonado.
Virginia Madsen (Candyman), Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Gina Torres (Serenity), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy series) and Milana Vayntrub (Werewolves Within) all star across the various segments, which span multiple genres including horror, sci-fi, satire and dark comedy.
In an interview with Hammer to Nail, Halevi spoke about her reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling and how it motivated her to kickstart the project:
I was like, I just happened to be looking in a mirror, and I just stopped everything, and instantly was on the ground. It’s like, I looked at my face, I felt like having a female face, that all of a sudden this meant that my life was changing drastically, because this was going to have an effect on all women, on anybody who presents as a woman, as anybody who has ovaries, as anybody who also was included in the words that were a part of that ruling [...] It took a couple days for me to realize I was having ideas about how to communicate some of the feelings. And I was realizing that some of those things that I wanted to communicate weren’t so obvious. They were things like, it’s bothering me that there are people being indifferent. It was things like, what could our workaround be. How do we find solutions, what are our workarounds if we can’t get the government to be on our side, how do we find other ways. And I started kind of, as a filmmaker, just thinking of those in sort of these weird narrative, the blob monsters, and whatever else, like crazy lands where things happen. And then I started noticing my other filmmaker friends through social media were sharing their points of view that were also uniquely different.
Give Me An A will receive a select few one-night only screenings, with 100% of the ticket proceeds donated to Midwest Access Coalition, AVOW, National Network of Abortion Funds and NY Abortion Access Fund. If you're in the area, here's where you can catch them!:
June 21st | Music Box Theatre | Chicago, IL
June 27th | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Village | Austin, TX
June 28th | Plaza Theatre | Atlanta, GA
June 29th | Aero Theatre | Los Angeles, CA
July 17th | Nitehawk Cinema | Brooklyn, NY
For those of you who can't make it to a screening, fear not! Give Me An A will hit VOD on June 29.