A First View: Screening and Conversation

In an evening titled A First View, Joanna Carpenter and Town Stages present an untitled raw, unfiltered film aimed at furthering the discussion around harassment and assault in today’s climate.

“The great sense of ownership and entitlement that it takes to harass another human being… to treat them as a thing for the taking…it’s enraging. It’s time for social education aimed at dismantling this mentality,” said Joanna Carpenter, producer and director of the film

Join Ms. Carpenter, Cinematographer Colby Moore, Associate Producer Amanda Bruton, and the cast for the first screening of this untitled short film that documents and recreates various real-life incidents of harassment and assault. On a single camera, Mr. Moore and Ms. Carpenter capture raw scenes based on true stories and re-created verbatim. Deeply personal and painfully visceral, this directorial debut explores the devastating impact of harassment and assault on women of all backgrounds and shines a bright spotlight on the pain and experiences of women.

The screening is presented in conjunction with Town Stages, a female-led arts collective and event space based in the TriBeCa neighborhood of New York.

“If we want substantive change, we must unveil the darkest parts of our culture, examine them, and own up to our parts in them. Joanna has taken a bold and courageous stance in her short film depicting the merry-go-round of abuse women experience in their daily lives. She does so, without filters and fluff. This is a jaw-dropping and uncomfortable work to experience for just five minutes, but just a sliver of how we ask women to live their lives long after the credits roll,” said Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director of Town Stages.

A Q&A with speakers will follow, with refreshments provided.

For more information, visit https://untitledscreening.splashthat.com/.

Town Stages
221 West Broadway
New York, NY










When: Thu., January 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm

In an evening titled A First View, Joanna Carpenter and Town Stages present an untitled raw, unfiltered film aimed at furthering the discussion around harassment and assault in today’s climate.

“The great sense of ownership and entitlement that it takes to harass another human being… to treat them as a thing for the taking…it’s enraging. It’s time for social education aimed at dismantling this mentality,” said Joanna Carpenter, producer and director of the film

Join Ms. Carpenter, Cinematographer Colby Moore, Associate Producer Amanda Bruton, and the cast for the first screening of this untitled short film that documents and recreates various real-life incidents of harassment and assault. On a single camera, Mr. Moore and Ms. Carpenter capture raw scenes based on true stories and re-created verbatim. Deeply personal and painfully visceral, this directorial debut explores the devastating impact of harassment and assault on women of all backgrounds and shines a bright spotlight on the pain and experiences of women.

The screening is presented in conjunction with Town Stages, a female-led arts collective and event space based in the TriBeCa neighborhood of New York.

“If we want substantive change, we must unveil the darkest parts of our culture, examine them, and own up to our parts in them. Joanna has taken a bold and courageous stance in her short film depicting the merry-go-round of abuse women experience in their daily lives. She does so, without filters and fluff. This is a jaw-dropping and uncomfortable work to experience for just five minutes, but just a sliver of how we ask women to live their lives long after the credits roll,” said Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director of Town Stages.

A Q&A with speakers will follow, with refreshments provided.

For more information, visit https://untitledscreening.splashthat.com/.

Town Stages
221 West Broadway
New York, NY
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