REDCAT is proud to mark the 40th anniversary of New Day Films by hosting a celebratory screening of work by two of its Los Angeles-based members, Anayansi Prado’s Niños en Tierra de Nadie (Children in No Man’s Land) and Adele Horne’s The Tailenders. The collective was created by filmmakers Julia Reichert, Jim Klein, Amalie R. Rothschild and Liane Brandon when Klein and Reichert failed to secure distribution for Growing Up Female (1971), about the social constraints placed on women aged 4 to 35.
In the early 1970s the act of hearing women’s voices was perceived as a “radical,” and New Day welcomed the work of filmmakers—both men and women—who were challenging the political status quo in terms of gender, social and racial inequality. Today, New Day Films counts about 120 members, whose films have won Academy Awards, Emmys, and premiered at major film festivals, and cover issues as diverse as immigration, human rights, LGBT, disability, addiction, criminal justice, youth and aging.
In person: New Day Members Adele Horne, Ann Kaneko, Meena Nanji, Anayansi Prado and Jonathan Skurnik
Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.