A blazing documentary featuring female activists from around the country and well known activist actresses – and yes, there are some males – united in a fierce effort to end a modern day form of indentured slavery endemic in the restaurant business. Told in a spellbinding cinema fashion by Award Winning Director Abby Ginzberg. This Q&A, which is more A than Q, is 7 minutes of prime time viewing!
New York City – Wednesday, March 27 at the IFC Center; Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan
Director Michal Laviad
Orna (Liron Ben Shlush), the mother of three young children, wearing a lot of care taking hats, wants to help her husband struggling to start his own restaurant by wearing another hat. She takes a job, and, cutting to the chase, her boss sexually harasses her even as she her financial success is good for the company. His escalating, menacing sexual harassment creates a crisis for her.
“Slow Burning – builds its tension so subtly you don’t realize you’ve been holding your breath” – Elizabeth Kerr, Hollywood Reporter.
Holding our breaths? Uh oh!
Director Laviad says about the time she started identifying herself as a feminist, she began directing films in San Francisco in the 1980s. Her 10 documentary and narrative films look at complex social and political issues from the point of view of female protagonists, she says in a statement. “Making films from the point of view of women is a way to remind us that women’s ways of understanding and acting in the world matter, and are worth showing – and this theme is recurrent in all my work.”
Review coming soon.
Gregg W. Morris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org