Maine Film Center marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month with special ‘Cinema in Conversation’ event

Adella Miesner

Virtual screening of “In My Skin” and “Women in Windows” now available; conversation with filmmakers 2 p.m. Oct. 18 The Maine Film Center continues its new virtual series, “Cinema in Conversation,” where filmmakers, film experts, policymakers, and journalists from around the world converge on Zoom to discuss important films with […]

Virtual screening of “In My Skin” and “Women in Windows” now available; conversation with filmmakers 2 p.m. Oct. 18

The Maine Film Center continues its new virtual series, “Cinema in Conversation,” where filmmakers, film experts, policymakers, and journalists from around the world converge on Zoom to discuss important films with the community.

The next event in the “Cinema in Conversation” series will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m., and will be led by filmmakers Anna-Sophia Richards and Astrid Schäfer (“In My Skin”) and founder/president of Finding Our Voices Patrisha McLean (producer, “Women in Windows”). Both films address the issue of domestic violence and will bring Domestic Violence Awareness Month into focus. To view the films and register for the discussion, visit RailroadSquareCinema.com. The screening cost is $10 for both films, and proceeds will be split with the filmmakers.

Made in Germany, “In My Skin” (72 minutes) asks, “Why do women stay in violent relationships even when they have been abused for a long time?” The film chronicles the experiences of the daily lives of three women with different backgrounds as the camera takes on their point of view. We hear their thoughts and suffer with them as they struggle to become more independent and break free. Based on true events, all voice-over texts were taken from interviews with the portrayed women.

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