Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

OVARIAN PSYCOS

Year: 2016
Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish
Run Time: 72 minutes

OVARIAN PSYCOS
OVARIAN PSYCOS
OVARIAN PSYCOS

Women are taking to the streets of East L.A. On two wheels. OVARIAN PSYCOS explores a women-only cycling group, a safe haven for the self-proclaimed runaway, the throwaway, the at-risk youth-turned-adult. Oppressed by tragedies of their childhood, impoverished upbringings, and violent city streets, these young Latinas and other women of color seek a source of support from fearless female leaders brave enough to raise their voices. The growing bicycling brigade quickly evolves from an outlet for healing to a much larger platform capable of educating the community about the violence and social struggles its young women face. Despite heavy criticism for their against-the-grain tactics, these women refuse to let their message be silenced and unabashedly wear their fallopian tube emblems proudly as signs of their newfound empowerment. Whether it is a growing love of cycling, the inevitable fears of motherhood, or the confidence to pursue a future of new possibilities, each woman slowly reveals her worth to the most important Ova of the group—herself. (In English and Spanish with subtitles) —A.B.

CIFF41 Screenings

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:35 PM

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 9:50 PM

Sidebars
CINEMA EN ESPAƑOL
RACE RELATIONS
THE SPORTS SECTION
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Competitions
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director
Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-Lavalle

Joanna Sokolowski is an independent documentary filmmaker and has worked as a producer for Walking Iris Media and Open Studio Productions. Kate Trumbull-Lavalle is an independent documentary filmmaker who began in the field of social justice media as an educator and program coordinator for the Media Arts Center San Diego. In 2013 they co-founded Sylvia Frances Films.

Filmography
OVARIAN PSYCOS (2016)

Producers
Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-Lavalle

Cinematography
Michael Raines

Editing
Victoria Chalk

Film Contact
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