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BAWIFM & SF International Women's Film Festival Co-Present: "OPAL"

  • 08 Apr 2011
  • 7:00 PM - 9:59 PM
  • Roxie Theatre

This is a BAWIFM co-present with
the 7tH San Francisco International Women's Film Festival
APRIL 6-10, 2011
www.womensfilminstitute.com
opalthemovie.com


OPAL

2010 | USA | 88 min

DIRECTOR:  Dina Ciraulo

Inspired by true events, Opal is the captivating tale of self-taught naturalist and cult icon Opal Whiteley. Raised in a logging camp, Opal catapults to fame with the publication of her diary, then to infamy when readers suspect a hoax. What ensues is a literary mystery with contemporary overtones, where questions of identity are raised but never fully resolved. The film rides the tension between fact and fiction, and presents a character who embodies the possibilities of both. The film is a tribute to the West Coast's redwood-studded landscape, iconoclastic spirit, and independent women. Opal's growing international fan base has made her the subject of at least nine books, several plays, and a musical. Recently Opal's writing has been translated into Italian, French and German.

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Bay Area Women in Film and Media

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Fri, April 8, 7:00pm
Roxie Theatre

3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3327

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