New York (Wisconsin Premiere)
Running Time: 3 minutes
The experimental film WOMAN explores how society puts women in categories, but in actuality a woman is anything she chooses to be. As the film evolves, we see the women change from their societal images to their natural state - a canvas from which each may be anything they choose. This film has no dialogue and therefore can be played in any region and be understood.
Shari Berman is an award winning filmmaker and a member of Film Fatales and The FilmmakeHers. She focuses on making innovative films with strong female characters. Her two features and breakout short have all garnered awards and accolades. Shari produced, directed, wrote and edited her first feature film – MY LIFE AS ABRAHAM LINCOLN – receiving rave reviews from The New York Times, Variety, Film Journal International and others. (http://shariberman.com/reviews/) She is the director and editor of SUGAR! which stars Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley and SAG Award Winner Robert Clohessy.
SUGAR! just completed its festival run winning over a dozen awards along the way.
Shari’s breakout short – the 3-D Expressionist film THE TRIAL OF JACK – played at over 30 film festivals worldwide including the Sarasota Film Festival, the St. Louis International Film Festival and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Shari was also a producer on the feature film THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT, which premiered at Rotterdam and played at BAM.