Cinema East Screening #1: Advantageous

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Cinema East Screening #1: Advantageous
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Premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2015


In a cutthroat future metropolis, middle-aged single mother Gwen (co-writer Jacqueline Kim) loses her job at a biotech corporation that places its customers in desirable new bodies. Alienated from her family and unemployable in a youth-obsessed marketplace, she worries about affording her gifted daughter’s prep-school tuition and contemplates undergoing the identity-altering procedure she was once hired to sell. A Special Jury Award winner at Sundance 2015, this visually inventive feminist take on dystopian sci-fi delves deep into themes of familial sacrifice, the anxiety of aging, and technology’s ever-tightening grip on modern selfhood.


Short Film: MYRNA THE MONSTER, Directed by Ian Samuels, feat. voiceover by Kathleen Hanna (Sundance Fest '15)

Director/filmmaker Jennifer Phang video introduction prior to film

$3-5 Sliding Scale Door Cover
Film begins at dark (9pm)

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This screening is sponsored by Raw Paw, Austin Film Society, Cheer Up Charlies, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Birds Barbershop, & French Legation Museum
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