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San Diego Film Week

A Woman's Place

Supporting and showcasing women on the big-screen is important now more than ever. This block features films that were made with women in prominent positions behind the camera. Whether it’s as a producer, director, DP or writer or editor, this block just goes to show you that A Woman’s Place is on the big screen!


  1. Blindness

    Annette Cyr / A Woman's Place / United States / 2017 / art, artist, disability, Drama, eldercare, woman / 15 mins
    An artist struggles to finish her paintings for a major exhibition. Her father, going blind, moves in with her. That night she cannot see the stars. Her dealer cancels her upcoming show. She learns she has the same gene for blindness as her father. She rejects her father’s suggestion she do something else besides art. She hears him relearn to play a Chopin nocturne wonderfully. Inspired, she An artist struggles to finish paintings for a major show, as her father, now going blind, moves in with her. She learns she has the same gene for blindness. He has given up astronomy and relearns a Chopin nocturne. She refuses to do something else besides art. Inspired by his playing, she creates sparkling sculptures in wire, like the stars she can no longer see. works in wire, a visual and tactile medium. She looks at her new work with pride, sparkling in the dusk, not unlike stars in the night sky.
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    A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
    March 5, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. Call Me Ma’am

    Adrienne Camille / GI Film Festival, A Woman's Place / United States / 2016 / 4 mins
    “Call Me Ma’am” tells the story of what it is like to be a new Navy officer from a woman’s point of view as she gains the respect of her crew but must still go head to head with the tyrant that runs the department.
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    A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
    March 5, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. The Empire

    Susan Davis / A Woman's Place / United States / 2017 / 6 mins
    When the family Matriarch of a multimillion dollar pie conglomerate dies, the family is assembled to hear the reading of the will and thats when it all goes south.
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    A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
    March 5, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. The Foster Portfolio

    Danielle Katvan / A Woman's Place / United States / 2017
    Rookie investment counselor discovers his "broke" client is hiding millions.
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    A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
    March 5, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. I am DACA

    Anibal Alcaraz / A Woman's Place / United States / 2017 / Immigration, Latino, Social Justice / 10 mins
    A documentary looking to humanize the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and shine a light on those closely affected by it.
    Plays In:
    A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
    March 5, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Noticed

    Javier Augusto Nunez / A Woman's Place / United States / 2017 / 5 mins
    Renata's addiction to social media and to being Noticed by men drives her boyfriend Nick insane triggering his deepest insecurities. Nick decides to convince his co worker Robert to make a move on Renata and prove her unfaithfulness. When a man and a women's need to be Noticed is greater than having a relationship the games begin.
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    A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
    March 5, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. Pass/Fail

    cassidy mitchell, Tristan Vakili / 48 Hour Film Project, A Woman's Place / United States / 2017 / 6 mins
    Can robots learn to love?
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    A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
    March 5, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. Transicion

    Heriberto Murrietta y Fernanda Martinez / Universidad de las Californias Internacional, A Woman's Place / Mexico / 4 mins
    A couple relive their most cherished moments of a failed relationship.
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    A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
    March 5, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. What’s My Line?

    Nalini Asha Biggs / A Woman's Place / United States / 2016 / art, Autism, Design, disability, Drawing, Experimental, Painting / 8 mins
    When I was little I never knew what to say. So, I drew. Since I was very, very small I’ve kept a small sketchbook with me. I take it with me everywhere. I draw the world, and sometimes I collage pieces of things. It’s never been for anyone else, my sketchbook. It's just how I survive in a world that simple isn't designed for me, an Autistic person. Because drawing is transformative. It’s meditative. This is a visual essay of what I experience when I hyperfocus on art, something only people like me can do. Drawing is the purest projection of my own soul.
    Plays In:
    A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
    March 5, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    A Woman's Place / 90 mins
    Supporting and showcasing women on the big-screen is important now more than ever. This block features films that were made with women in prominent positions behind the camera. Whether it’s as a producer, director, DP or writer or editor, this block just goes to show you that A Woman’s Place is on the big screen!

    In This Program: The Foster Portfolio, Blindness, Noticed, What’s My Line?, Pass/Fail, Call Me Ma’am, The Empire, Transicion, I am DACA

    A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program

    MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
    March 5, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets