To Be Queen
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 – 7:15 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 – 3:30 PM
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES
In Luling, the “toughest town in Texas”, two Latina high school girls compete to be the next Watermelon Thump Queen.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)
Farihah Zaman is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, critic, and curator whose work has screened at Sundance, New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca, LA Film Festival, AFI Docs, Camden, Full Frame, and others. Her first feature is the award-winning documentary Remote Area Medical, followed by This Time Next Year (2014 Tribeca Film Festival), as well as several shorts (Kombit, Nobody Loves Me, American Carnage). She has written for Film Comment, Reverse Shot, Elle, Huffington Post, Filmmaker, and AV Club, among others. Her diverse background in the film industry includes working for Magnolia Pictures, IFP, the Flaherty Seminar and, most recently, serving as the Production Manager for Field of Vision (founded by Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook, and A.J. Schnack), where she worked with artists like Marshall Curry, Kirsten Johnson, Yung Chang, Sierra Pettengill, Brett Story, Margaret Brown, Garrett Bradley, and Josh Begley to make cinematic, journalistically driven work that has been co-published with Vimeo, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Teen Vogue, Wired, and more.
Jeff Reichert is a filmmaker, critic, and distributor who lives in Brooklyn. His films, many of which have won awards at film festivals, include the features Gerrymandering (Tribeca Film Festival 2010), Remote Area Medical (Full Frame 2013), This Time Next Year (Tribeca Film Festival 2014), and Feast of the Epiphany (BAMcinemaFest 2018), and the shorts Kombit (Sundance 2014), Nobody Loves Me (Camden 2017), and American Carnage (Field of Vision 2017). He is currently a producer on Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s Chinese Factory, USA. He the co–founder and editor of the online film journal Reverse Shot (est. 2003), now a publication of Museum of the Moving Image, and has written for numerous publications including Film Comment, Filmmaker, Huffington Post, and IndieWire.