“WOMEN WHO CLIMB” AT WINFEMME

The Los Angeles premiere of Integrity 7 Productions second feature-length film, “A Day in the Life: 5 Women Who Climb” will take place this week. The 60-minute documentary, directed by Paul Dusatko will screen at this year’s 3rd Annual WinFemme Film Festival in Beverly Hills, California on Friday, September 7th at 5:00pm. The festival will take place at the Clarity Theatre at 100 N. Crescent Drive.
“A Day in the Life” focuses on uncovering parallels: between overcoming the obstacles of climbing and overcoming the obstacles of real life. The film beautifully explores the subject matter by entering the lives of five women climbers: Beth Rodden, Tiffany Campbell, Stephanie Forte, Roxanna Brock, and Brandi Mulligan. Each woman represents a different age, personality, and lifestyle. From (some of) their 40-hour office cubicles, to the 1,000-foot walls of Red Rocks, Nevada, the intimate details of each woman’s strength becomes crystal clear. This vibrant mixture of femininity and raw determination combine in harmony to create a film that delivers hope, encouragement, and inspiration.
“I felt it was important to take part in this film,” explains climber Roxanna Brock, “I hope other women will become inspired to find their inner strength and beauty to tackle whatever obstacles lie before them.”
“I chose to speak about my battle with anorexia and bulimia so other women can learn from my experience,” says Stephanie Forte. “We each have issues to overcome in our lives, I feel this film will lead women to discovering the power they hold to overcome challenges and achieve personal success.”
Filmmaker Paul Dusatko embodies the perfect Southern Californian. With over a decade of climbing experience including five years as a pro, the handsome, athletic 26-year-old also has 12 years of acting and directing experience under his belt. His production company Integrity 7 Productions, which he started in 1999, saw his first feature-length production, Inertia, garner the rating “best selling rock climbing video for 2000″, by the leading outdoor retailer – REI. Now, A Day in the Life, his second rock climbing video, has just won a coveted 2001 Telly Award for “Best Documentary.” Dusatko will be on hand at the LA premiere of his new film in September.
The WinFemme Film Festival is a Los Angeles-based film festival founded by Phyllis Stuart who also runs WIN – Women’s Image Network. Founded in 1987, WIN’s focus is to promote positive images of women in all media. WIN’s board features an impressive list of Hollywood notables, including Sherry Lansing, Lili Zanuck and Arthur Hiller, to name a few. This year’s WinFemme Film Festival runs for four days – Thursday, September 6th thru Sunday, September 9th. To close the festival on September 9th, Women’s Image Network will produce the televised Audience Awards to its winning filmmakers and the 2001 WIN Awards to honor Oscar nominee, Lynn Redgrave, and Christina Ricci. Winners of the network/studio WIN Award will also be announced at this lively event. (Former WIN Award recipients include Jane Campion, Lauren Bacall, Laura Ziskin and Tichi Wilkerson).
Dusatko comments, “I am extremely happy to present A Day in the Life as a story of inspiration and encouragement. I learned a great deal about life, love, and motivation from all five of these talented and gifted women.”
Visit the official web site for Integrity 7 Productions and the WinFemme Film Festival.
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Posted on September 4, 2001 in Festivals by
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