"When our film "Left on Pearl: Women Takeover 888 Memorial Drive" was accepted to the 2017 Cinema Systers Film Festival, I agreed to make the trip to Paducah, KY just for the fun of it. I expected that there might even be a few other films that I would want to see. As it turns out, the line up of films was extraordinary and we were eager to see all of them. None of the films presented the usual “lesbian” and, by now fairly boring, story lines. The films displayed a wide range of techniques and styles, compelling narratives, deep emotion, and sparking humor. Each film selected for the festival made a unique contribution to a fabulous weekend event for all attendees. The festival also showcased other artists, both visual and musical, for the free times between screenings. Paducah itself offered many other surprising diversions, along its border on the Ohio River, in its many art galleries and restaurants, and at the stunning National Quilt Museum. A significant bonus of attending the festival was the opportunity to reach a much broader potential audience for our film. We came away having made good connections in many other states (and two other countries) and are actively now planning additional screenings outside of the NY/CA/MA circuit.
I highly recommend Cinema Systers Film Festival to filmmakers and attendees alike."
I wasn't able to make it to Paducah, but got very positive feedback from another filmmaker that the audience enjoyed my film. It was an honor to have my film selected and screened in the company of a diverse lineup reflecting the diversity of Lesbian filmmakers around the world. The festival's very existence is inspiring. 5 stars for courage and great press!