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Upstate NY Women in Film & T.V. (UPWIFT) and The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio – Partner to Celebrate Women’s Films in Their New, Joint Screening Series, “REEL Women in Film.”

(Albany, NY – July 2, 2015) The upstate New York chapter of Women in Film & Television (UPWIFT) and The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio are excited to announce their partnership in an on-going film screening series, focusing the spotlight on women filmmakers and their films. Open to the public, the screenings, followed by a conversation about the art and craft of filmmaking from a woman’s perspective, will be held at The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio at 339 Central Avenue in Albany. Admission is $8. (UPWIFT members receive a special discount). Director Hanna Sawka’s award-winning documentary “Beyond Iconic,” which introduces Dennis Stock in his own words and through hundreds of his famous photographs, is first queued in the series’ line-up and will screen on July 18th at 8 p.m. Ms Sawka will be present for a conversation with the audience after the screening. For more information on the UPWIFT Screening Series at The Linda, please go to either organization’s official website: www.upwift.org / www.wamcarts.org. Tickets to the UPWIFT Screening of Hanna Sawka’s “Beyond Iconic” at The Linda is currently available for purchase at: http://www.wamcarts.org/event_details.php?id=482 UPWIFT Members should contact UPWIFT at programming@upwift.org for their special discount code.