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My Name Is Andrea

Pratibha PARMAR

  • United States
  • 2022
  • 92min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

Asian Premiere

SYNOPSIS

My Name Is Andrea is the story of controversial feminist writer and public intellectual Andrea Dworkin, who offered a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy with iconoclastic flair. 

PROGRAM NOTE

Pratibha Parmar’s My Name Is Andrea is a biographical film about feminist writer Andrea Dworkin. The film chronicles her life from her childhood dream of becoming a writer, her marriage to an abusive husband, and her fight against patriarchy, pornography, and male violence in the feminist era. However, the film goes beyond a simple documentary by not merely editing and connecting Dworkin’s actual clips from documentaries, talk shows, and news but giving her language to five actors: Amandla Stenberg, Soko, Andrea Riseborough, Ashley Judd, and Christine Lahti. The actors perform different stages of Dworkin’s life, and their portrayals give a cinematic embodiment of Dworkin’s life. This approach offers Dworkin’s language a new dimension and pathway for empathy. The casting of Amandla Stenberg, a non-Caucasian actor, and the significant inclusion of criticism of racial discrimination express Kenyan and Indian-British Pratibha Parmar’s gratitude for solidarity from Jewish white feminists and demonstrate the universality of Dworkin’s language. In the era of overall backlash, the language of this anger is more urgent and powerful than ever for us living in it. [Djuna]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
202 2023-08-26 | 10:00 - 11:32
525 2023-08-29 | 19:30 - 21:02 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 9

Director

  • Pratibha PARMAR

    Pratibha Parmar is an award-winning filmmaker with a proven track record of bringing deeply compelling stories into mainstream media, stories that resonate beyond the margins.​

     

Credit

  • ProducerShaheen HAQ
  • Cast Ashley JUDD, Soko, Amandla STENBERG, Andrea RISEBOROUGH, Allen LEECH, Christine LAHTI
  • Screenwriter Pratibha PARMAR
  • Cinematographer Kartik VIJAY ISC
  • Editor Anne FABINI, Pratibha PARMAR
  • Sound Udit DUSEJA
  • Production Design Shaheen HAQ

CONTACT

The Film Collaborative | Kathy SUSCA | kathy@thefilmcollaborative.org