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Strange Frequencies Presentation & Secret Screening • Thursday 11/1 at 8:00

Mon, Nov 12, 2018

Special EventsThe DocYard

Blowin’ Up

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Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal

Film Details: 94 minutes, 2018, USA, color, English, DCP

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Official Selection of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and 2018 Hot Docs International Film Festival.

Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal will attend in person for discussion with local filmmaker Jocelyn Glatzer.

“A true justice league of wonder women in action. ” — The Hollywood Reporter

About the Film:

Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. With intimate camerawork that lingers on details and brings the Queens criminal courtroom to life, BLOWIN’ UP celebrates acts of steadfast defiance, even as it reveals the hurdles these women must face.

About the Director:

Stephanie Wang-Breal is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director. Blowin’ Up is her third feature length film. Her first film, Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy), was nominated for an Emmy®, and was the recipient of three Grand Jury Best Documentary Awards at the AFI/ Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival, the Asian American International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, as well as a 2011 CINE special Jury Award. The film had its national television broadcast in 2010 on the award-winning PBS series POV. Stephanie’s second film, Tough Love, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2014. The film premiered on PBS’ POV in July 2015. Stephanie has also directed and produced pieces for Facebook, Minwax, ESPN, Vocativ, Verifone, Tiffany & Co., Apple, Nickelodeon, Goldman Sachs, UNICEF, CNN, A&E Television and MTV Networks. Stephanie sits on the Board of the New York Women’s Foundation and resides in Brooklyn, New York with her son & daughter.

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About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.

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