Event Highlights: LA Premiere of “En Passant”
A Powerful Film…A Powerful Evening
May 26, 2015 LA Screening of “En Passant”
“The event was so moving and inspiring. You created an extraordinary evening that will have enduring resonance. Beautiful.”
“It was a wonderful evening. The film was excellent and the discussion was full of valuable information. Bravo!”
“It was so wonderful! I left on such a high Thursday night. Thank you for a lovely and most informative event!”
The above quotes are just a sampling of the incredible response to our film screening event in Los Angeles. The Three Tomatoes launched its film series last fall, because we know that women “who aren’t kids” have powerful stories to tell, and we need to get more of them behind the camera and in front of the camera. We were delighted to present the first U.S. screening of “En Passant” in Los Angeles on May 26th. It’s a powerful and exquisite short film subtly revealing the hidden terror of domestic violence by female Hungarian filmmaker, Kata Olah.
The statistics on domestic violence are shocking – 1 out of 3 women in the U.S. has been a victim. The evening started with the charming and gallant LA Hungarian Consul General, Laszlo Kalman, addressing the attendees. The film was received with tears, stunned silence and sincere applause.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and passionate and articulate experts in the field of domestic violence. The Los Angeles panel included: Kata Olah, the filmmaker, Judy Gordon, Director of Education, “Rainbow Services” which provides shelter, education, legal and emotional support, case management, counseling and medical services to victims of domestic violence; and Avigal Horrow, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, “1736 Family Crisis Center” shelter and outpatient services for domestic violence survivors, runaway and homeless youth, low-income people, persons in crisis. The information, statistics and facts presented by the panelists were eye-opening and shocking to say the least.
The panel was moderated by Debbie Zipp, The Three Tomatoes, and Ann Voorhees Baker , founder and producer of Women At Woodstock an online community of women 50 +.
SPECIAL THANKS to: Michael Horton of LACPUG http://www.lafcpug.org/
for co-producing and to David Yukon
Here are highlights of the panel discussion and event photos below.