Join Showtime & NYWIFT for a free screening of Nothing Compares
A standout at the 2022 Sundance Festival, Nothing Compares charts Irish musician Sinéad OʼConnorʼs phenomenal rise to worldwide fame, and examines how she used her voice at the height of her stardom before her iconoclastic personality led to her exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on Sinéad’s prophetic words and deeds from 1987 to 1993 and underpinned by a new interview with the artist herself, this archive-led documentary presents an authored, richly cinematic portrait of this fearless trailblazer through a contemporary feminist lens.
Date: Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
Followed by a Q&A with director Kathryn Ferguson and NYWIFT member Beth Levison to follow.
Belfast-born Kathryn Ferguson is an innovative and boundary-pushing director who has focused on short-form work centered on identity, gender politics and community. NOTHING COMPARES is her documentary feature directorial debut and was an official selection in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film has gone on to win various awards at film festivals this year, including Best Irish Documentary at Galway Film Fleadh, the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Aegean Film Festival, and the Audience Award at Docs Ireland.
Beth Levison (moderator) is a NYC-based Emmy and Peabody-winning producer/director. Her most recent producing effort, THE MARTHA MITCHELL EFFECT (dirs. Anne Alvergue/Debra McClutchy, producing partner Judith Mizrachy), a 40-minute short about Watergate whistleblower and Republican cabinet wife Martha Mitchell, World Premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and launched on Netflix earlier this year. Her previous film, STORM LAKE, which she directed/produced alongside director/DP Jerry Risius, premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, won the Audience Award at AFI DOCS, broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens, and was nominated for both a Peabody and an Emmy Award. Other producing credits include WOMEN IN BLUE (Independent Lens, 2020), Emmy-nominated MADE IN BOISE (Independent Lens, 2019), Emmy-nominated PERSONAL STATEMENT (PBS, 2018), and 32 PILLS (HBO, 2017). Levison is the founder of Hazel Pictures, a co-founder of the Documentary Producers Alliance, producing faculty with Sarah Lawrence College, and a member of the Academy.
In collaboration with Showtime
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