The Dollhouse DIY brings Femme Film Fest to Iowa City

Dollhouse Femme Film Fest

Public Space One — Sat., Mar. 26 and Sun., Mar. 27 at 8 p.m.

'Catalyst' - Serena Fath
A still from ‘Catalyst’ by Serena Fath, showing at the Dollhouse Femme Film Fest Mar. 26-27.

Co-sponsored in Iowa City by Public Space One and Chicago performance venue The Dollhouse DIY, the Dollhouse Femme Film Fest is a touring film festival dedicated to supporting and highlighting female-identified filmmakers. A series of short films will show Mar. 26–27, with all films playing each night.

An art exhibit titled We Are Survivors, curated by Jessica Pleyel, accompanies the festival (the gallery opens an hour before the screenings begin).

The following films will be showing:

Catalyst by Serena Fath
J Nugget by Charlotte Kennett
Never by Angelica W. Malerba
Untitled by Holly Arsenault
Revenge of the Flower Gang by Amanda Kang
Playing Games by Hannah Welever
The Night Smokers of Chicago by Eve Studnicka
Day/Night by Emily Esperanza & Abby Young
Intentions by Hannah Spazzground Schiff
Feel the Fear by Sarah Stearn

Serena Fath is the festival curator. The Dollhouse DIY is a Chicago performance venue run entirely by female-identified people. It was featured in Best of Chicago when it opened in 2014. The venue is classified as an Olive Level space under the designations created by the Feminist Action Support Network, a group dedicated to championing safer spaces for abuse survivors and oppressed people in the Chicago area.

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