Los Angeles, Here We Come June 15th!
Reel Grrls is excited to host our first event in Los Angeles on June 15th, 2018 7-11pm at Ace Hotel in Downtown LA!
We recently took part in Skate Like a Girl’s epic annual community gathering Wheels of Fortune 9, and helped to bring SeaLevelTV’s “Timeless Areas,” a short documentary film about street skating pioneer, Elissa Steamer, screening to Northwest Film Forum. We loved getting to know the filmmaker Beth O’Rourke, and her vision of supporting next generation media makers, and her passion for amplifying the stories of women. There was so much to be stoked about, like seeing how amazing it is when a community of skaters get to connect with Elissa Steamer, their skate icon through film.
Beth did an amazing job curating that evening, it brought a ton of great discussions. The shorts were inspiring, telling the stories of women in action sports, and we want to share it with our friends in LA! The Ace Hotel screening also serves as our initial dip into making new friends in LA to help build a feminist future in film and media. Reel Grrls is excited to build a larger community network of feminist storytellers in order to connect our ever growing community of alums with feminist filmmakers in LA to ensure that we are placing Grrls into supportive communities as they move away from Seattle. Additionally, we are proud to team up with SeaLevelTV to amplify the voices of the women of action sports, and co-hosting, “Timeless Areas!”
Join us for an evening of women’s surf/skate realness and shredding on June 15 at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, featuring the brand new SeaLevelTV film, “Timeless Areas”, a short documentary about skateboarding legend and entrepreneur, Elissa Steamer. Plus selected skate and surf short films by Alex White, Hayley Gordon, Ashley Rehfeld/Gnarhunters. This screening is a fundraiser to bring our pop-up media training workshops and panels to Los Angeles area. Doors at 7PM, Suggested Donation $15 General Admission, $50 VIP includes 2 drink tix. Tickets are by donation, and will support Reel Grrls as we explore how to bring Seattle and LA feminist media makers closer.
Partners and support include The Ace Hotel, Skate Like a Girl, Gnarhunters, Mahfia TV , IG @thealexwhite and IG @hayley_gordon films will also be shown with a short Q&A panel featuring the filmmakers and @_bethorourke_ of @sealeveltv following the show.
If you are interested in sponsoring / underwriting this and future events, please contact Reel Grrls today!