POWFest: I Believe in Unicorns

Saturday, March 14 at 9pm  |  $8  |

Directed by Leah Meyerhoff / USA / 80 minutes

I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS takes us on a road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love. Davina is an imaginative and strong-willed teenaged girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades when Sterling’s volatile side begins to emerge.

About the Director

Leah Meyerhoff’s debut feature film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS premiered in the narrative competition of SXSW 2014 and is currently traveling the film festival circuit. Her previous short films have screened in over 200 film festivals, won a dozen awards, and aired on several cable networks. She has been shortlisted for the Gotham Awards and received high profile grants from IFP, the Tribeca Film Institute and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Her short film TWITCH was shortlisted for a Student Academy Award, won a Slamdance Grand Jury Prize, and was picked up by IFC, PBS, Hulu, and Skandinavia TV. She directed a commercial for CONVERSE and music videos for TRIPLE CREME, JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN and LUFF, which aired on LOGO and MTV. Leah also starred in the docudrama FILM SCHOOL on IFC. Leah participated in both IFP’s Emerging Narrative Labs and Narrative Finishing Labs. She was one of ten filmmakers chosen for the New York Film Festival’s Emerging Visions program, one of eight filmmakers in the 2013 Tribeca All Access Labs and was recently honored with the Adrienne Shelly Director’s Award. Leah is a Tribeca Film Institute mentor and the founder of Film Fatales, a female filmmaker collective based in New York. She is a Brown University graduate and Dean’s Fellow in Graduate Film at NYU.



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