*Mockingbird Wish Me Luck Film

3. Mockingbird Wish Me Luck is a short film written and directed by Patrice Aphrodite Helmar. Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, stars first time actor, Mo Hayes and New York based actor, Ben Gougeon. Much of the film was shot in Mo’s house, and tells a fictional story based on her work-a-day life as a fabulous fat queer hairdresser living in South Philadelphia. After the film screening, a Q&A with members of the film’s cast and crew will follow.

4. Mockingbird Wish Me Luck is a film made by a queer filmmaker, and explores topics of sexuality, date rape culture, class, and body politics. Mo is a working class fat hairdresser that goes on a “bad” date – is it because she’s fat? Or because she’s female? The film is all too relatable for many fat female identifying viewers.

5. Patrice Aphrodite Helmar (b. 1981, Juneau, Alaska) is a photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in New York City. She is a recent graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, and a current visiting professor at Pratt Institute.
Class, sexuality, and addiction form the locus of her films and photographs – which are most often concerned with the lives and stories of other people. Helmar’s work has appeared at BOSI and Judith Charles Gallery in New York City, the National Museum of Iceland, and the Alaska State Museum. She’s a current nominee for the 2015 Rema Hort Mann Prize. In 2014, her work appeared in the New York Photo Festival, and was nominated for the Gordon Parks Prize.

Other bios to follow . . .

6. I think you folks have what we’d need for a film screening: a projector screen, projector, decent speakers, chairs for people to sit and watch a short film, and chairs set up in front for cast and crew to answer questions afterward.

7. Patrice Aphrodite Helmar, patricehelmar@gmail.com, 907-321-9223 (phone number)

8. This is our NYC film premier! We love Bluestockings and want to do an event at your space to help support the space!!

9. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, sending press releases to various arts and culture publications around the city, inviting a network from the Columbia and Pratt community. Setting it up as an “Art” event – almost like an opening, but hoping the combination of the fact that it will be a premier, at an awesome venue will motivate folks to come through and support the film and the venue.

10. 30 – 50+