She Sings to the Stars to screen at Queens World Film Festival

From filmmaker Jennifer Corcoran

Jennifer Corcoran’s She Sings to the Stars will play New York’s Queens World Film Festival on March 19.

The movie, which is garnering very positive buzz online, is the first film the female filmmaker plans to make about women.

“Six years ago, I was prompted by a vision to create a cycle of films about women and their relationship to the indefinable, what lies beyond the veil of enculturation,” said Corcoran, who produced the film alongside her sibling Jonathan. “Women are bearers of life, and with this comes a natural capacity to nourish in the way we are all nourished by the earth. The beauty of our diversity can be celebrated only when we acknowledge that we are, integrally, all related. And in this collective, women’s voices are still missing. The balance longs to be re-created.”

Mabel is a Native American grandmother who lives alone, tending her drought-ravaged corn in the desert Southwest. Her half-Mexican grandson, Third, dreams of ‘making it big’ in LA, but his plans change dramatically when he comes to his grandmother’s house to collect traditional dolls he hopes to sell for a high price. Lyle is a faded magician from LA traveling with a white rabbit, the promise of a gig and a life-long dream to be able to magically disappear. When his radiator boils over, he is stranded outside Mabel’s house. Both men must yield to a timeless rhythm and discover a capacity greater than imagined.

Written and directed by Jennifer Corcoran and produced by Circeo Films and starring Larry Cedar, Fannie Loretto, and Jesus Mayorga, She Sings to the Stars was named Best Film at the Toronto Independent Film Festival and won Best Actor and Audience Award at the Vermont Film Festival. Expected wide release late 2016.

The movie screens Saturday March 19 at the Queens World Film Festival in New York.

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