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‘A Woman, A Part’ Captures the Ripples from a Hollywood Actress’ Return to New York

'A Woman, A Part' Captures the Ripples from a Hollywood Actress' Return to New York

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A Woman, A Part

Logline: A burned-out actress flees mind-numbing Hollywood to her past artsy life in Brooklyn to reinvent herself. Her return blindsides her old theater friends whose lives she unwittingly changed when she left years earlier.

Elevator Pitch: 
It’s about a burnt out television actress who walks off the set of her mind-numbing, sexist TV show and flies back to gentrifying NYC to squat in her old rent-stabilized apartment to try to reinvent herself. She crashes into her old theater friends’ lives, unleashing a torrent of unresolved relationships and dynamics. It’s about friendship, gentrification, burnout, addiction, careerism, sexism in the film industry, and the search for authenticity.

It’s a 40-something “The Big Chill” meets “Safe,” or a feminist “Birdman” without the budget, bravado or sexism.

Production Team:
Writer/Director: Elisabeth Subrin
Producer: Scott Macaulay
Producer: Shrihari Sathe
Cinematographer: Chris Dapkins
Editor: Jenn Ruff
Executive Producers: Ahsan Zahman, Maggie Siff

About the Film:
Of all possible women characters, how did I ever end up writing about an actress? Having spent two decades making films and art about women’s experiences from a feminist perspective, I realized that actresses are the ultimate representation of women – they tell our culture who and what a woman is. But they rarely have any say in the parts they play, so their representations are rarely their own. I was interested in the story of a woman struggling to take control of her representation, and trying to rewrite her own life by facing her past.

Current Status: We’re raising money via Kickstarter (ending January 8th) for finishing funds for our 2016 premiere.

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