POWFest: Catherine Hardwicke Double Feature

Saturday, March 5 at 6:00pm  |  $20 | Buy Full Festival Pass HERE .

Admission to this double feature includes between-film Q&A with POWFest 2016 Guest of Honor, Catherine Hardwicke!


Directed by Catherine Hardwicke / USA / 112 mins

Milly and Jess have been best friends forever. They’ve shared everything since they were kids–secrets, clothes, laughs, substances, boyfriends. Now they are trying to be grown-ups. Milly has a high-flying job and lives in a beautiful townhouse with her husband and two kids. Jess is a town planner who lives with her boyfriend on a bohemian houseboat on a London canal. Their friendship remains as rock solid as ever, until Jess struggles to have a much longed-for baby and Milly finds out she has breast cancer. How do you share that?


Directed by Catherine Hardwicke / USA / 100 mins

At the edge of adolescence, Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood) is a promising student and the loving apple of her mother’s eye. But that was before she fell under the spell of Evie (Nikki Reed), the most popular and beautiful girl in school. Tracy aches to become Evie’s friend but fails the secret code of acceptance. Wrong socks, wrong look. As Tracy transforms to reach for a new life, her world becomes a boiling, emotional cauldron fueled by new tensions between her and her mother, teachers, and old friends. Each decision is radical, each choice is major, each crisis is huge, and it all makes Tracy squeal with horror and excitement. But that’s what it’s like to be 13!

About Catherine Hardwicke:

Choosing material that is thought-provoking and controversial, Catherine Hardwicke’s films have helped to redefine popular culture, showcase notable figures from the past, and raise light on important social issues. At the helm, Hardwicke’s passion for storytelling and attention to detail help create films rich in visual texture and narrative depth.

She is perhaps best known as the director of TWILIGHT, which launched the worldwide blockbuster franchise, The Twilight Saga and earned nearly $400 million at the worldwide box office. Hardwicke has recently ventured into television, directing episodes of HELL ON WHEELS, LOW WINTER SUN and the pilot of RECKLESS. She is currently in development on her original series concept, STARCHITECHTS, at USA.

Hardwicke previously worked as a production designer on films directed by Richard Linklater, David O. Russell, Cameron Crowe, Lisa Cholodenko, and Costa Gavras. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from UT Austin, and did graduate work in animation at UCLA Film School. She frequently works as a mentor at labs for the Sundance Institute, Film Independent, and the Ghetto Film School.


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