Thanks for a Great Year!As we near the end of 2013, I want to thank all of the moms who have allowed me to use their voices in “A GIRL LIKE HER”. Thanks to all of the audience members who turned out for screenings and to the writers and critics who have spread the word. Check out the new piece by Dan Schindel written for NONFICS: REAL STORIES, REAL INSIGHT The Doc Option: Before ‘Philomena’ Watch ‘A Girl Like Her’ http://nonfics.com/doc-option-philomena-watch-girl-like/ In 2013 your voices were heard in the US, Spain, England, Korea, Israel, Sweden, and 21 cities in Poland.
Select Screening Highlights for 20137th International Conference, AFIN Childhood and Families Research Group, Pontevedra, Spain, Nov. 23, 2013 Real Art Ways Cinema, Hartford Connecticut, November 9, 2013 Sponsored by Access Connecticut Adoption Knowledge Affiliates, 21st Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, November 9, 2013 Idaho State University, Nov 7, 2013 Sponsored by the Anderson Gender Resource Center The Foundling Museum, London, England, UK Premiere – October 24, 2013 Screening concurrent with the exhibition “Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss” , curated by Susan Bright, Oct 11- January 5 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, Goyang City, Korea, October 19 and 23, 2013 Utopia Film Festival, Greenbelt, Maryland, October 20, 2013 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, October 8, 2013 UR-Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company Broadcast — September 17, 2013 Heart-2-Heart Firstmother Retreat, Boston, August 24, 2013 Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Walhalla, MI, August 8, 2013 Denver Film Society – DocNight, Sie Film Center, Denver, CO, June 13th, 2013 Special New York Screening, The Century Club, New York, June 11, 2013 Sponsored by The Donaldson Adoption Institute in celebration of the new “Lynn Franklin Fund* DocAviv – International Documentary Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 3, 7 and 8, 2013 University of Illinois, Screening and Discussion with Director, Springfield, IL, March 21, 2013 WATCH DOCS Traveling International HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL which traveled throughout Poland in 2013 Tarnowskie Góry, March 13, 2013 Żywiec, April 11, 2013 Toruń, April 17, 2013 Oświęcim, April 18, 2013 Cieszyn, April 23, 2013 Jawor, May 18, 2013 Olsztyn, May 26 Słupsk, May 22, 2013 Bielsko-Biała, May 24, 2013 Kielce, June 8, 2013 Zielona Góra, June 13, 2013 Suwałki, Sept 20-21, 2013 Mrągowo, Sept 26-27, 2013 Sanok, Oct 14, 2013 Krakow, Oct 19, 2013 Gorzów Wielkopolski, Oct 21, 2013 Katowice, Oct 23, 2013 Szczecin, Oct 23, 2013 Rzeszów, Oct 25, 2013 Siedlce, Oct 26, 2013 Gdańsk, November 24, 2013
(For 2012 screenings see SCREENINGS above.) BE SURE TO CHECK BACK FOR 2013 SCREENINGS (or sign up for auto-notices on the Home page). Plans are underway for a screening in Boston (March) and Baltimore (April). Details to come.
A GIRL LIKE HER IS NOW AVAILABLE for purchase WORLDWIDEFor residents of the US and CANADA: to purchase a DVD For “Home Use” or “Educational Use” go to: Buy DVD on this site. Residents of all other countries: to purchase a copy of A GIRL LIKE HER go to: Journeyman Pictures (Available in Europe on DVD, download and Pay for View– see Journeyman site for details ) Critical Praise for A GIRL LIKE HER: “The movie speaks quietly but powerfully for human dignity. A Girl Like Her packs an emotional wallop greater than most other films released this year, documentary or fiction.” —Dan Schindel, OTSTE “A Girl Like Her, Ann Fessler’s quietly devastating documentary … offers a sociologically rich and important deconstruction of a devastating double social standard that was in effect in those days. In revealing the painful legacy that permanently impacted so many mothers, Fessler has finally and respectfully given them a voice.” —Geneva Anderson, Art Hound “A Girl Like Her, Ann Fessler’s haunting group portrait of women who surrendered their children for adoption in the 1950s and ’60s juxtaposes their voices with stock archival images from an era when wrenching human drama was buried beneath airbrushed images of family and sexuality.”— Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post (See more reviews under REVIEWS above.)