The Girls at the Painted Bird takes place in a Wild West brothel with a popular yet secret “house specialty”: Providing discreet talk therapy for lonely miners
The film follows new girl Kitty on her first day at The Painted Bird as she learns how to teach emotional intelligence to men while getting paid what her skills are worth
Based on our research into real women of the Gold Rush
Our deadline for finding our final few investors is JULY 20th. We welcome your contributions of any amount (starting at just $10)
Directed by Lisa Channer
Written by Savannah Reich
Produced by Laura Fries and Lisa Channer
Composed by Dan Dukich
Shooting in Fall 2023 in Minnesota
This film is part III of our Denim Trilogy of feminist Westerns joining Standoff (2022) and Men Among Men (2020)
In case you missed it in the spring, our reading and fundraiser for Ukraine is back for one night only July 22 with our good friends at the Augsburg Theatre MFA in playwriting. The evening weaves seven new short Ukrainian plays written since the start of the invasion by Russia, with traditional and contemporary Ukrainian songs. Come hear the words of Ukrainian artists through the talents of local actors Barbra Berlovitz, Shanan Custer, Dan Hopman and Allison Vincent and the gorgeous music of Lev & Olga Frayman.
July 22, 7:30-9:00
Details in the link below
RESERVATIONS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED DUE TO LIMITED SPACE
We hope you can join us.
Lisa and Vladimir
Thanks to all who joined us at the premiere of Lisa Channer’s film STANDOFF at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2022 in May!
STANDOFF was selected as the Audience Favorite at MSPIFF and we couldn’t be happier!
We had two very successful events this past week and raised an estimated $4,000 for Ukrainian efforts.
We are hopeful that the streaming of our event for the week of May 3-10 will raise even more.
Sign up to view the free stream at this link:
Hey shout out to Russian speakers who also care about democracy! We have organized a new online performance of “Insulted. Belarus(sia)” this time completely in the Russian language. So proud of our part in the explosion of this powerful script worldwide. Sunday October 25th livestream at 7:00 CT / 8:00 ET https://www.facebook.com/125380184178935/posts/3621526244564294/
DENIM had a fruitful year of research and development supported by the University of Minnesota in 2018-2019. Photos from that workshop.
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