Women in Film, Arclight Launch New Film Series

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'6 Years'

The program, focusing on the work of women filmmakers, will kick off with Hannah Fidell's '6 Years.'

Women In Film, Los Angeles and ArcLight Cinemas have partnered to launch a new monthly screening series that will concentrate on female filmmakers. Writer/director Hannah Fidell's 6 Years will serve as the inaugural feature, screening Aug. 25 at the Arclight Hollywood. The film, which debuted at this year's SXSW Film Festival, stars Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield as a young couple in their early 20s whose six-year romantic relationship is put to a test.

The series will include new films prior to their theatrical release, films from the festival circuit and existing features chosen by artists like actress-director-writer Lake Bell, among others.  A number of free tickets will be set aside Women In Film and ArcLight members, and tickets also will be available for sale to the general public.

"One of the best ways to support female filmmakers is to go see their films," said WIF executive director Kirsten Schaffer, who along with Gretchen McCourt, Arclight exec vp of cinema programming, announced the program today. "We are excited to present this series with ArcLight Cinemas, so that we can highlight the work of experienced filmmakers, and also introduce new talent to Los Angeles audiences."

Added McCourt, "We are thrilled to partner with Women In Film to showcase the talent of women who have played a major role in helping shape the art of filmmaking and we are pleased to honor their work in our theater."