I AM NOT OK
BLOCK G | Homecoming
Friday, March 24 | 7 - 9 PM
Winthrop University | Dina's Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center
Screenings & Awards
Lady Filmmakers • Louisville International Festival of Film • Chelsea Film Festival
Cast & Crew
EXPERIMENTAL | 2022 | 12 min. 10 sec.
SUGGESTED RATING | PG
ELIGIBLE | Woman to Watch
COUNTRY | United States
LANGUAGE | English
PRODUCERS | Ben Glickstein, Dean Taucher, Gabrielle Lansner
DIRECTOR | Gabrielle Lansner
WRITER | Tiffiney Davis
CAST | Pat Hall, Dahsir Hausif, Tiffiney Davis
A mother and son respond to the unending killings of black Americans amidst the backdrop of the protests that followed the death of George Floyd. Dance and archival photographs are woven together to evoke fear, outrage, and anger and the need for communities to come together and find solutions.
About the Director
Gabrielle Lansner is an award winning filmmaker, choreographer, and producer whose work is influenced by her background in choreography and performing. Her films have screened at dozens of festivals worldwide and garnered multiple awards. She wrote and directed her first short narrative film, Lullaby to Love, in 2020. She is also in the early stages of development for her first narrative feature film, STILL LIFE, which she has penned as well.
Her film, the birch grove, 2015, had a successful festival run, screening at the Newport Beach Festival, the Cannes Short Film Corner, and Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, to name a few. The film won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Experimental Film at the Underexposed Film Festival in Rock Hill, S.C. and Best Score at the Santa Barbara Fine Arts Film Festival.
Lansner's, THE STRONGER, 2012, premiered at the Cannes Short Film Corner and screened at over twenty festivals, including Interfilm Berlin, Festival International du Film sur L’Art Montreal, and the Female Eye in Toronto, to a name a few. The film received Best Artistic Director Award from the Lady Filmmakers Festival in LA, the Award of Distinction from the Open Stage Festival in Poland, and was nominated for Best Experimental Film at the Female Eye Festival and Best Cinematography at the VisionFest Festival in NYC.
From 1997 to 2009, she was the Artistic Director of gabrielle lansner & company, a critically acclaimed dance/theater company based in New York City. She is a member of SAG, NYWIFT and a former Board Member of Dance Films Association, NYC.