Screenings
 
DETAILS about select PREVIOUS SCREENINGS and EVENTS
 
2015 ————————————————
 
VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
Forget Me Not Family Society Conference
Oct. 24–25, 2015
Film screening and Q & A with Ann Fessler
 
PORTLAND, OREGON
Reproductive Justice Film Series – Sept. 8, 2015
The Clinton Street Theater
Sponsored by Backline 
followed by Q & A and panel discussion
 
NY EVENT Barnes & Noble, 82 & Broadway, NYC
Reading and Induction into the Motherhood Hall of Fame
Museum of Motherhood, NY 
 
RICHMOND, VA 
Virginia Commonwealth University, March 19, 2015
Sponsored by School of Social Work & C2Adopt
Karen Wilson Buterbaugh, one of the women featured 
in the film will be present to answer questions.
 
2014 ———————————————–
 
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
Northern Ireland Human Rights Film Festival
December 9th, 2014 – Beanbag Cinema
A partnership between BELFAST EXPOSED Gallery,
Belfast Film Festival and the Northern Ireland Human
Rights Film Festival.
 
WASHINGTON, DC area
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
2014 Visual Voices Lecture Series
Screening followed by Q & A with Ann Fessler
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM
George Mason Center for the Arts – Harris Theater 
 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
American Sociological Association 
Annual Conference, San Francisco, August 16-19, 2014
A GIRL LIKE HER will be screened 
Saturday August 16 10:30-12:10
 
PORTLAND, OR
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
3228 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland, OR
Sunday, July 27,  11:15 AM–1:00 PM
Discussion to follow 
 
MARYLAND 
UTOPIA FILM FESTIVAL – 10th Anniversary Special Screening Event
 Saturday, May 17, 2014
Historic Old Greenbelt P & G Theater
129 Centerway Rd
Greenbelt, MD
 
WAUSAU, WI  
Screening – May 15, 2014 – 6 PM
Highland Community Church in Weston
Reunited mom Susan Vansleet will lead a Q & A after the screening
 
CHICAGO, IL
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College Chicago
Screening followed by a Q & A with Director, Ann Fessler
Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 6:00 PM
in connection with 
“Home Truths: Photography & Motherhood”
curated by Susan Bright
Exhibition includes Fessler’s film “Along the Pale Blue River”
April 18–July 13, 2014
Opening Reception: April 24th

600 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

link to exhibition site
 
BALTIMORE – Maryland Institute College of Art
Q & A with Ann Fessler following the screening
April 9, 2014 – 4:00 PM
Graduate Studio Center
Free and Open to the Public
 
BOSTON – Women Take the Reel Film Festival  – March 12, 7:30 PM
Northeastern University
Q & A with Ann Fessler following the screening
Free & open to the public
Co-sponsored by the Northestern University Women’s, Gender,
and Sexuality Studies Program, Human Services Program,
Department of History, Department of  Sociology and Anthropology,
and Humanities Center. The screening is part of the month-long
“Women Take the Reel Film Festival,” sponsored by the Graduate
Consortium in Women’s Studies.
 
2013 ———————————————–
 
SPAIN: 7th International Conference, Pontevedra, Spain: Nov. 22 & 23, 2013
Grupo de Investigación AFIN (Infancias, Familias) 
AFIN (Childhood, Families) Research Group
Screening Nov. 23 at 18:30 (6:30PM) followed by a discussion
(Director will not be present)
For further information: http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/afin/ 
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HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT: November 9, 2013
Real Art Ways Cinema, 1:00 PM
sponsored by Access Connecticut:
an organization dedicated to restoring the right of every
adult adoptee born in CT, to access their original birth certificate.
 
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LONDON, ENGLAND:  UK Premiere – Oct 24, The Foundling Museum, 18:00
Q & A with the Director following the screening
Screening concurrent with an exhibition at the Foundling Museum 
“Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss” Oct 11- January 5
Featuring – Ann Fessler, Tierney Gearon, Miyako Ishiuchi, and Annu Matthew
(Fessler’s earlier film “Along the Pale Blue River” is included in the exhibition.)
Exhibition info link   
Companion exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, London
“Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity”
 
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KOREA: DMZ INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
October 19, Lotte 5 Theater, 15:00
October 23, Lotte 5 Theater, 15:00
 
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MARYLAND (DC AREA):  Utopia Film Festival, Sunday, Oct 20, noon
Historic P & G Old Greenbelt Theater, 29 Centerway Rd., Greenbelt, MD
 
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PROVIDENCE, RI: October 8, 7PM  
T. C. Colley Lecture Series
Rhode Island School of Design, Chase Center Auditorium
RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street
Q & A with the Director following the screening
 
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Heart 2 Heart Firstmother Retreat
Private screening for attendees
Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, MA
August 24, 2013 
 
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Denver Film Society – DocNight – June 13th, 7:00 pm
A Girl Like Her will be preceded by Fessler’s 1999 film 
about her adoptive parents Cliff & Hazel
Q & A and reception after the screening with Ann Fessler
Sie Film Center 
2510 East Colfax
Denver, CO, 80206
 
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SPECIAL NEW YORK SCREENING  of  A GIRL LIKE HER
JUNE 11, 2013 — 6:30-9:00PM, Director Attending
Sponsored by The Donaldson Adoption Institute 
in celebration of the new Lynn Franklin Fund*
Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres before the film screening
Panel Discussion after the film with Ann Fessler, Lynn Franklin and Leslie Pate Mackinnon 
 The Century Association, 7 W. 43rd St. New York, NY 10036
 *The Lynn Franklin is a first mother, writer and literary agent who as been in reunion for over 20 years.
The fund bearing her name was created to honor Lynn’s life and service on behalf of adoption reform. It will be dedicated to enabling unique, important work to improve the lives of first parents everywhere and to ensure that their experiences, needs and aspirations are addressed in all adoption-related laws, policies and practices.
 
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 DocAviv – International Documentary Film Festival 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Friday, May 3 – 10:00, Cinemateque 3
Tuesday, May 7 – 14:30, Cinemateque 2
Wednesday, May 8 – 15:00, Cinemateque 1
 
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, SPRINGFIELD, 2013 Speaker Series:
Screening and Discussion with Director Ann Fessler
March 21, 2013 
 
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WATCH DOCS International HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
Warsaw, Poland – Dec 7-16, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012 – Illusion Cinema, ul. 50a Narbutta, 20:13
Friday, December 14, 2012 – Illusion Cinema, ul. 50a Narbutta, 15:45
Watch Docs Traveling Festival – Traveling 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,  Nov. 24, 2013
 
 2012 ——————————————–
 
Cleveland State University / co-sponsored by Adoption Network Cleveland
November 29, at 7 PM
Main Classroom Auditorium, Cleveland State University
Director Attending! 
Panel Discussion after the screening 
Moderated by Evan Liberman, Panelists: Ann Fessler, Director;
Dennis Goulden, Cinematographer; Betsie Norris, adoptee & founder
of Adoption Network Cleveland; and reunited moms: Bev Haettich and 
Jean Hood.  
 
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THE WEXNER CENTER for the ARTS, Ohio State University
Tuesday, November 27 – 7 PM — reception to follow
Screening –Cliff & Hazel (1999) and A GIRL LIKE HER (2012) 
Cliff & Hazel, Fessler’s film about her adoptive parents, was post-produced
at the Wexner Center in 1999
Q & A with the Director, book signing after the screening
For a complete list of Wexner Center’s Upcoming Film/Video Eventshere
tickets for November 27th event: here
 
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•••EUROPEAN PREMIERE of A GIRL LIKE HER•••
IDFA – International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam
Director Attending , November 15-19
Friday, November 16, 5:30PM (17:30) at Tuschinski 6
Sunday, November 18, 10AM (10:00) at Tuschinski 4
Saturday, November 24, 7:00PM (19:00) at Munt 12
tickets: here
 
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San Francisco DOC FEST 
11/10 – Shattuck Theater – Berkeley, 5 PM
11/17 – Roxie Theater – San Francisco, 5 PM
11/18 – Roxie Theater – San Francisco, 12:30 PM
 
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL 
Colorado Springs, Colorado
November 3 – The Screening Room, 8:30 AM
November 3 – The Fine Arts Center, 10:45 SM
Q & A with Director after screenings
 
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ORIGINS CANADA, ADOPTION EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE, Toronto
Friday October 19, 2012  9:00 am
Information here
Keynote by Director 
Q & A with Director after screening
 
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HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Hot Springs, Arkansas
screenings:
October 13, 12:05 PM – Arlington, Cinema 1
October 18, 7 PM – Arlington, Cinema 1
 
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 NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL 
Screening: Saturday Oct 13 at 3:30 PM 
Theatres at Canal Place 2
333 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 
Information here
Q & A with Director after screening
 
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MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL October 4-14 (West Coast Premiere)
Sunday, October 7 at 1:30PM
Wednesday, October 10 at 7 PM
Information here
 
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 MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL
October 3, 7:00PM  Landmark Downer Theatre
SECOND SCREENING ADDED October 6 at 4:30 PM, Fox Bay Cinema
With a panel discussion following the screening,
wth Director, Ann Fessler, subject Sally Burke, the CEO of Adoption Resources Colleen Ellingson,
and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Resource Librarian Anne Brosowsky-Roth.
Underwriting sponsorship for this discussion was generously provided by the Argosy Foundation.
Documentary Festival Favorites Presented by Christine Symchych
Film Sponsored by: Planned Parenthood
Community Partners: Adoption Resources of Wisconsin, Adoption Services, Inc.
Information here
 
Related  Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin events
 October 3 — Planned Parenthood Annual Luncheon, Milwaukee —  speaker, Ann Fessler 
 October 4 — Planned Parenthood Annual Dinner Event, Madison — speaker, Ann Fessler 
 
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University of North Carolina Medical School
GRAND ROUNDS Presentation 
sponsored by the OBGYN Department
Auditorium, Old Clinic Building, 3:30PM, Sept. 5, 2012
Q & A with Director after screening
 
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Montreal World Film Festival – CANADIAN PREMIERE
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – August 23-Sept. 3, 2012
screened Aug 25, 26, 27th
Information here
 
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 Flickers-Rhode Island International Film Festival 
Grand Prize, “Providence Film Festival Award” 
(the top award for a film made by a filmmaker from New England)
Providence, Rhode Island, August 7-12, 2012
Information here
Q & A with Director after screening
 
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 AFI-Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival
Silver Spring, Maryland
June 18 – 24, 2012
Information here
Q & A with Director after screening
 
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AMERICAN ADOPTION CONGRESS, NATIONAL CONFERENCE 
Denver, April 2012
Q & A with Director after screening
 
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Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 5:15PM
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:30PM
Information here
Q & A with Director after screening

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FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL–USA PREMIERE
Durham, NC, April 13, 2012
Q & A with Director after screening
 
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see pictures of past events at A GIRL LIKE HER facebook page
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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