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A new HBO nonfiction series inspired by the eponymous feminist newsletter from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, Lenny covers current events, pop culture moments, and everything in between to connect with women of every shape, size, mindset, religion, and aspiration. Each episode features a collection of short-subject films unified around a theme. The six pieces comprising the pilot, “Women in Pursuit,” pulse with provocative experiences and surprising lenses, gleefully delving into sex, identity, culture and death.

In the short “Orgasmic Meditation,” women heal from trauma through assisted, hyper-conscious orgasm. Exploring how community forms in gender-segregated spaces, “J’Adore Nawal” joins a group of Muslim women in a suburban Illinois hair salon. In “Dead Is Better,” a writer investigates the thing she most fears. A high school girl turns to a computer game to take control of her life in the animated “Laws of Another Universe” (adapted directly from a Lenny newsletter essay). Finally, in “Funny Girls,” high schoolers at Second City Comedy Camp lay bare personal struggles to locate the funny girls within.

Screens with Eve
Eve, a 74-year-old widow after 30 years of marriage, journeys through grief, sexual passion, and renewal.

Tue. 1/23, 5:30 p.m., Egyptian, PC
Thu. 1/25, 5:30 p.m., Egyptian, PC
Sun. 1/28, 6:00 p.m., Tower, SLC

YEAR 2018

SECTION Special Events


RUN TIME 40 min

COMPANY Stacey Reiss Productions

WEBSITE www.staceyreiss.com

EMAIL stacey@staceyreiss.com

PHONE (917) 969-6311


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Artist Bio

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is an actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist who created and starred in Girls on HBO. She won a Film Independent Spirit Award for best first screenplay for her feature Tiny Furniture. She also wrote a book of personal essays, Not That Kind of Girl.

Jenni Konner is a writer, director, and producer who executive-produced six acclaimed seasons of Girls. She began her career writing for Judd Apatow's TV series Undeclared. She and Lena Dunham co-founded A Casual Romance Productions and LennyLetter.com.

Stacey Reiss is an Emmy-winning filmmaker. She produced The Eagle Huntress, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Other credits include Tokyo Project, Suited, The Diplomat, I Knew It Was You, and It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise, all with HBO.