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‘Feminine’ fest at Rose

N.Y. Women's org to spotlight femme cinema on 20th anni

NEW YORK — New York Women in Film & Television will mark its 20th anniversary by presenting “The Feminine Eye: Twenty Years of Women’s Cinema” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s newly opened BAM Rose Cinemas from Jan. 28 to Feb. 7.

The series kicks off with a sneak preview of Nancy Savoca’s latest film, “The 24-Hour Woman” starring Rosie Perez.

The program will feature a tribute to femme director Joan Micklin-Silver, whose credits include “Hester Street,” “Crossing Delancey” and “Chilly Scenes of Winter.”

Works in which org members have played a major creative role will screen in a sidebar that will include “Sugar Babies,” “Witness to War” and “Out at War.”

Highlights of the series include Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller “Strange Days,” Kiwi helmer Jane Campion’s “Sweetie” and Euzhan Palcy’s feature debut “Sugar Cane Alley.”

The program’s international curatorial committee consists of Kay Armatage, Mahen Bonetti, Karen Cooper, Lizzie Francke, Erika Gregor, Lynda Hansen, Jytte Jensen, Wendy Keys, Lia van Leer, Adrienne Mancia, Joy Pereths, Eva Tarr and Sheila Whitaker.

Wanda Bershen is program director.