PlayGround Film Festival: Six New Bay Area Shorts Adapted From Plays
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With the book Lean In making a splash in 2013, the topic of women and success is just as fresh and current as it was in the 1980s, when Caryl Churchill wrote Top Girls in response to Margaret Thatcher's ambitious rise to power in the UK. Called "the best British play ever from a woman dramatist" by The Guardian, Top Girls follows Marlene, a ruthlessly ambitious career woman, who has seized every opportunity to make it to the top. In the play's famous opening scene, she celebrates her big promotion at a surreal dinner party whose guests are famous women from history and myth. After this celebratory moment, Top Girls changes course to show the cost of Marlene's ambitions. When a young relative shows up unannounced at her workplace, Marlene must examine what the next generations of women will gain (or lose) from the choices she made in her rush to the top. Learn More
Jonathan Luskin/Mark Leialoha/Flying Moose Pictures, filmmakers; Jonathan Luskin, screenwriter; based on the short play by Jonathan Luskin from the 2004 Best of PlayGround Festival
The Secret Life of a Hotel Room
The Runnels Brothers, filmmakers; Garret Jon Groenveld, screenwriter; based on the short play by Garret Jon Groenveld from the 2008 Best of PlayGround Festival
Jeremy Solterbeck, filmmaker; Sean Owens, screenwriter; based on the short play by Seam Owens from the 1999 Best of PlayGround Festival
Miss Finknagle Succumbs to Chaos
Amy Harrison, filmmaker; Kirk Shimano, screenwriter; based on the short play by Kirk Shimano from the 2012 Best of PlayGround Festival
Brian Tolle, filmmaker; Geetha Reddy, screenwriter; based on the short play by Geetha Reddy from the 2005 Best of PlayGround Festival
Bruce Coughran, filmmaker; Diane Sampson, screenwriter; based on the short play by Diane Sampson from the 2010 Best of PlayGround Festival