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BAWIFM's General Meeting Event: "MEET THE FILMMAKER SERIES: THE MAKING OF FULL GROWN MEN"

  • 14 Oct 2009
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 145 Ninth Street, Suite 101 San Francisco, CA 94103
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Bay Area Women in Film and Media (BAWIFM) presents:

MEET THE FILMMAKER SERIES:
THE MAKING OF FULL GROWN MEN

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 from 7 pm – 9:30 pm

THIS IS A CO-ED EVENT OPEN TO BOTH MEN & WOMEN SO FEEL FREE TO INVITE YOUR MALE COLLEAGUES, PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

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Hear from local Emmy Award winning film and TV Producer and Screenwriter Xandra Castleton about the making of her most recent independent narrative film and festival hit: FULL GROWN MEN.

FULL GROWN MEN is the bittersweet tale of a man who learns the hard way that the best years of his life may still lay ahead and is the debut feature of acclaimed shorts director David Munro. The film premiered to rave reviews at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival and won the 2007 Sundance Channel Audience Award for the indieWIRE: Undiscovered Gems Film Series. New York Magazine, LA Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, Nerve.com and ABC have already hitched a ride on this "wickedly funny satire" that "tears down the clichés of maturity" in a "freewheeling, anarchic look at one man's second try at coming of age."

DO NOT MISS THIS FASCINATING CASE STUDY ON THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM.  We’ll hear from the film’s writer and producer about the making of this quirky comedy, how the film was funded, the casting of the film featuring Alan Cummings, Amy Sedaris, Judah Friedlander and Deborah Harry, the film’s Festival circuit and distribution success, and what lessons she learned from the making of this film.

ABOUT XANDRA CASTLETON
Xandra Castleton learned the film trade from Robert Redford, Spike Lee, Ang Lee, and Tim Robbins.  As Series Producer of PBS TV's Independent View, Xandra created in-depth profiles of filmmakers, writers, and actors from coast to coast, winning an Emmy award for her portrait of John Waters.  Before co-writing and producing Grottofilms' debut feature Full Grown Men, Xandra produced two award-winning short films: Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness (directed by Tiffany Shlain) which she also co-wrote, and Compulsory Breathing (directed by David Munro). The films were singled out by festivals juries worldwide as “triumphant,” “remarkable,” “wonderful ...touching ...[and] hilarious.”  Xandra produced the feature documentary Wild at Start: High-Tech Adventures and the American Dream, and coordinated the Francis Ford Coppola segments of the IFC Films release, A Decade Under the Influence. Xandra was director and curator of the critically acclaimed El Rio Outdoor Cinema screening series.  Xandra has been a lecturer on African and Latin American Cinema, an arts journalist in West Africa, and a film reviewer for Surface magazine. She studied film production in the MFA program at San Francisco State and received her BA in Women's Studies and Cinema from Smith College. She is Brazilian-American and speaks Portuguese, French and Spanish. She co-founded the San Francisco-based film company, Grottofilms in 2002 with director David Munro and producer Xandra Castleton. Grottofilms writes, finances, and produces original low- to mid-budget films and develops intelligent commercial film stories for sale and/or co-production.  The company is an original tenant of the Writers Grotto, a San Francisco literary collective that Entertainment Weekly has called "one of the few solid literary communities outside the media centers of New York and LA."

DATE:  Wednesday, October 14, 2009
TIME: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
LOCATION:
The Ninth Street Independent Film Center Screening Room
145 Ninth Street (between Mission and Howard Streets),
San Francisco
COST:
$0-$5 (free for current BAWIFM Members, $3 for student non-members and $5 for general admission non-members)

THIS IS A CO-ED EVENT OPEN TO BOTH MEN & WOMEN

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