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SeriesFest Season 8: Episode 02

May 07, 2022

SeriesFest has just begun! Check out the recap video here:

Ready for more? Here are some of today's selections The full lineup can be enjoyed on our website and app.  

Monday May 9th 4:15 PM
Sie FilmCenter
The Lesson: A political discussion between Amir, a 43-year-old teacher, and Lian, a 17-year-old student turns into an emotional conflict that bursts far out of the classroom. In a fight over justice, both Amir and Lian, will not give in, even when things spin out of control and take a devastating toll that will change their lives forever.

Eitan Zur

Yochanan Kredo, Eze Sakson, Guy Jacoel, Yossi Uzrad

Deakla Keydar

Doron Ben-David, Maya Landsmann

Lustration (Virtual Reality)  Presented in partnership by New Canvas
Sie FilmCenter May 7th 12-6PM
Life is hard. Life after death is harder. Delve into the fantasy noir afterlife  of Lustration  during its World Premiere.  

Saturday, May 7th  11:45 AM - Sie FilmCenter with book signing to follow at Tattered Cover

Panelists: Dade Hayes (Business Editor, Deadline), Dawn Chmielewski (U.S. Entertainment Business Correspondent, Reuters) and Evan Shapiro (Producer, “Portlandia”)

What's the biggest wake-up call to Hollywood in our generation? Streaming wars. Join award-winning producer Evan Shapiro in conversation with the authors of Binge Times, Dade Hayes and Dawn Chmielewski, for an in-depth look at the multi-billion-dollar battle for streaming supremacy to dethrone Netflix.

Network Screening of Starz' Gaslit
Saturday, May 7th 6:30 PM

Q&A With: Showrunner Robbie Pickering (Mr Robot, Search Party)

Moderated by: Gerrad Hall (Senior Awards Editor, Entertainment Weekly)

Gaslit is a modern take on Watergate that focuses on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal – from Nixon’s bumbling and opportunistic subordinates to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down. The story will center on Martha Mitchell, played by Julia Roberts. A big personality with an even bigger mouth. Martha is a celebrity Arkansan socialite and wife to Nixon’s loyal Attorney General, John Mitchell, played by Sean Penn. Despite her party affiliation, she’s the first person to publicly sound the alarm on Nixon’s involvement in Watergate, causing both the Presidency and her personal life to unravel.

Presented in partnership with Television Academy Foundation & United Airlines

SeriesFest is thrilled to partner with the Television Academy Foundation to showcase the 2022 College Television Award winners, as voted on by members of the Television Academy. This showcase will feature a Q&A with four award-winning projects from the renowned competition that recognizes student content creators nationwide.

Stowaway - Directed by Tyler Bitner - After discovering a baby kraken aboard their ship, two bumbling pirates attempt to kill it--with self-destructive, disastrous results.

Life's Journey - Directed by Tyler Richardson - Based on a true story, Life’s Journey follows a young man’s passion for his Mustang and how it is ultimately eclipsed by love.

20 Over - Directed by Chad Veal - High school track star Noah Malone looks ahead at competing on the world level while battling the lack of sight from a blinding eye disease.

SportsDesk - Directed by Gianna Sanchez - SportsDesk is a live, 30-minute weekly show that features stories focusing on University of Miami student-athletes.