Street Heroines Documentary Screening – Onsite or Online Viewing
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DateMay 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Time06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
Member's Price $25
Non-Member's Price $35
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Join us on our intimate GreenMarket lawn or online in the virtual sphere for a documentary that explores the courage and creativity of female graffiti artists from around the world!
Street Heroines is a feature-length documentary celebrating the courage and creativity of women who despite their lack of recognition have been an integral part of the graffiti and street art movement since the beginning. Authentic vérité storytelling woven between an interview-driven narrative, Street Heroines juxtaposes the personal experiences of three emerging Latina artists from New York City, Mexico City, and São Paulo as they navigate a male-dominated subculture to establish artistic identities within chaotic urban landscapes.
On Saturday, May 22, stream the film from the comfort of your own couch or head on over to the Alliance for an intimate, open-air event on the GreenMarket lawn. The outdoor event will feature live graffiti and mural painting by local artists, refreshments for purchase and a Q&A with the artists and filmmakers.
Online streaming will begin at 6 p.m. Onsite, the festivities begin at 6 p.m. The documentary will play when dark.
Advanced registration is required for both online and onsite.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of the screening?
Whether you are joining us onsite or online, the cost is $25 per person for Alliance members or $35 for non-members. You may become a member to receive the discounted pricing.
I am joining onsite to celebrate the screening. What do I need to know?
The event is outside in the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket area. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and reserve your socially distanced square in advance. The evening will feature live mural and graffiti painting by local artists, refreshments for purchase and a Q&A with artists and filmmakers.
Seating is limited and attendees will purchase a pass for a 6×6 square space on our GreenMarket lawn. In order to maintain social distancing, all lawn spaces will be 6 feet apart. A pass for a 6×6 square space is $25 for Alliance members or $35 for non-members and can fit a group of up to four people. For safety reasons, all reservations must be made in advance.
Event staff and volunteers are required to wear masks at all times. Attendees are required to wear masks indoors of the Alliance, for bathrooms and when social distancing is not possible. No pets are allowed.
In the event of inclement weather, we will have a rain-check screening on Sunday, May 23. To register for onsite, outdoor viewing, click here.
I registered to stream the film! How will I access the screening?
We will send you a link to access the screening of Street Heroines. This link will be sent a couple of days prior to the event. If you have not received your link the day before the event, please check your spam folder for the email containing the link. To register for online viewing, click here.
What device can I use to watch the live stream?
A computer or large screen device that you use to watch movies is ideal. As long as your device is able to stream video from the internet, you are all set! A tablet or phone that can stream video will also work.
I heard there’s a an Introduction to Documentary Film Analysis & Production class. How do I sign up?
To register or to find out more, please click here. This course begins Tuesday, May 25 and runs 5 Tuesdays through June 22 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. ET. The cost is $125 for members or $180 for non-members. The first class on May 25 is in-person at the Alliance for the Arts. All subsequent classes will be hosted online via Zoom.us. Pre-registration is required.
More about the Documentary
Street Heroines infiltrates this masculine space by legitimizing women’s voices within an unquestionably important movement that symbolizes far more than the sum of its parts. Now, in the wake of #MeToo and Time’s Up, which have had astounding repercussions for women’s justice, there is no time more relevant for a film that exposes the struggles of female artists worldwide and situates them within the global conversation.
A bastion of female empowerment, Street Heroines gives visibility to fearless artists who create their own opportunities in the name of women’s rights, gender, and economic equality, increased accessibility to the arts, and the celebration of cultural identity.
About the Team
Director | Producer // Alexandra Henry is an award-winning creative producer and director based in New York City. Her personal and commercial work in film and branded content production has taken her to over 15 countries across four continents. Focused on making impactful and culturally relevant work, Alexandra believes that visual communication is the most effective tool in amplifying messages that inspire social change. Her passion for art, music, and language is evident in her photography, music videos, and documentaries. Alexandra has been twice recognized as a CurateNYC Emerging Artist and she was recently selected as one of 32 filmmakers by SHOOT Magazine for their New Directors Showcase 2019.
Executive Producer // Zahra Sherzad is the founder of Noorvision LLC, an NYC-based independent production company, and has been involved in the contemporary art world for 20+ years curating and producing art shows with recognized artists, musicians, DJs, filmmakers, and creatives who have gone on to define street culture as a whole. Currently, Zahra is the Head of Visual Art and an Impact Producer for Level Forward, an entertainment company that develops, produces, and finances entertainment with Oscar, Emmy, and Tony-winning producers. Clients have included: Zappos, Amazon Music, Rockstar Games, AK Worldwide, No Commission Art Fair (Swizz Beats), Moniker Art Fair, Times Square Arts Alliance, and Creative Time.
Producer // Jordan Noël Hawkes has produced documentaries, cultural events, and art-based education programs, and worked on feature film and commercial crews in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, and the US. For Street Heroines, Jordan started as a conceptual advisor and fundraiser helping to lead the successful Kickstarter campaign, and then traveled on shoots to record sound in Mexico City and São Paulo. She currently manages award-winning documentary company Lovett Stories + Strategies, and non-profit A Closer Look, promoting awareness on matters of health and social justice through the production of film and outreach campaigns. She is the former Director of Treefort Music Fest’s Filmfort and former Director of Education for The Family of Woman Film Festival.
Editor // Simone Cassas is an award-winning, Brazilian-born and New York City-based film and video editor with a strong background in motion graphics and post-production, and over two decades of experience in various formats, genres, and styles including television promos, PSA’s, commercials, corporate videos, documentaries, and broadcast news. Her work has screened in festivals internationally, and she directed and edited two feature documentaries – “Everything is Brazil” and “Trilogy of the Body” – which both aired on Brazil’s TV Cultura and Canal Brasil.
Director of Photography // Diana Eliazov is rooted in New York City photojournalism, yet broke from photography for five years while photo editor at Sports Illustrated before returning to the camera. Her strong visual sensibilities evolved into commercial, narrative, and documentary filmmaking. Her desire to create social change through art has led her to worldwide projects on immigration, women in art, and maternal healthcare.