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Filmmaker Fridays with Annie Howell & Lisa Robinson & Betsy Brandt!
July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Join our Q&A with filmmakers Annie Howell & Lisa Robinson and star Betsy Brandt about their work on the film, Claire in Motion, and experience in the industry.
Hope you’re all staying well and safe during this challenging new reality. Like many organizations, we’re moving online for the foreseeable future! We hope you will join us to learn from our fellow filmmakers and stay connected as a community.
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Filmmaker Fridays with Co-Writers/Directors/Producers Annie Howell & Lisa Robinson and Star Betsy Brandt!
7/30 Update! Star Betsy Brandt will be joining the Q&A as well!
We’ll host a Q&A with filmmakers Annie Howell & Lisa Robinson about their work on the film, Claire in Motion, and experience in the industry.
Watch Claire in Motion anytime before the Q&A (available on Kanopy and to rent on VOD) and email or tweet us your questions for the filmmakers using the hashtag #watchwithNYCWF. We will use these questions for the top of the Q&A!
Synopsis of Claire in Motion
Three weeks after Claire’s husband has mysteriously disappeared, the police have ended their investigation and her son is beginning to grieve. The only person who hasn’t given up is Claire. Soon she discovers his troubling secrets, including an alluring yet manipulative graduate student with whom he had formed a close bond. As she digs deeper, Claire begins to lose her grip on how well she truly knew her husband and questions her own identity in the process. Claire in Motion twists the missing person thriller into an emotional take on uncertainty and loss.
About the Filmmakers
Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell have made two features together as co-writers / co-directors. Their debut film, Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, premiered at SXSW in 2011 and went on to play over thirty festivals, winning the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The film garnered praise from Variety, NPR and Roger Ebert, and played theatrically in art house theaters nationwide. Claire in Motion premiered at SXSW in 2016 and went on to play festivals nationwide, was released theatrically, and received positive reviews from The Hollywood Reporter and the L.A. Times, amongst others. Robinson also directs television, including episodes of “The Black List” and “Prodigal Son.” Howell writes screenplays, including for Little Boxes (Netflix) and Yellow Rose (co-written with Diane Paragas). They both live in New York City with their families.