A Classy Broad

Dir. Anne Goursaud
(93 min, United States, 2016)
Documentary
DC Premiere

Trailblazing Hollywood executive Marcia Nasatir broke through the film industry’s glass ceiling back in the 1970s. Gender inequality in Hollywood remains a sadly relevant topic, but just imagine the obstacles Nasatir, a Jewish San Antonian, had to overcome!

Against all odds, she became a successful producer and the first woman to serve as vice president of production at a major Hollywood studio (United Artists). She championed films that have become American classics, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rocky, Apocalypse Now, and The Big Chill.

Screenings

Saturday, May 20, 2:00 pm
Pre-Sale Only*
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD

Sunday, May 21, 5:15 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can't use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

Preview
Guests

Both screenings followed by a Q&A with film subject Marcia Nasatir and filmmaker Anne Goursaud, moderated by writer Nell Minow.

Marcia Nasatir began her career in New York’s publishing world, as the lone female literary agent at The Ziegler Agency, where she represented writers like William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), Lorenzo Semple, Three Days of the Condor, Parallax View), and Robert Towne (Chinatown). She went on to work for United Artists, where she became the first female vice-president in charge of production. At UA, Marcia championed films that have become American classics, including: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Rocky, Carrie, Coming Home, Apocalypse Now, and The Black Stallion. Unceremoniously dismissed, she moved on to a career as an independent producer where she continued to fight for films that were difficult to make. She took on The Big Chill, a film that had been turned down by seventeen companies and fought to get it financed. Now 90 years old, Natasir continues producing films. Her latest project is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Anne Goursaud is an accomplished film director and editor. It was Francis Ford Coppola who first spotted Anne’s talent, giving her the chance to edit One From the Heart. Since that time, she has directed and edited a wide range of projects, and she has worked with some of the most highly acclaimed professionals in the movie industry.  Her directing credits include the cult thrillers Embrace of the Vampire and Poison Ivy II, both for New Line Cinema, and the erotic drama Love in Paris (Another 9 1/2 Weeks) for Trimark.

Nell Minow writes about movies, television, the Internet, and parenting and reviews movies each week for Beliefnet and 20 radio stations across the US and Canada, and provides parental advisory notes and occasional reviews of current releases for the Chicago Sun-Times and Kansas City Star.

Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Family Fun, Daughters, Parents, and the Chicago Tribune, and she was Yahoo’s movie critic for six years. The second edition of her book, The Movie Mom’s Guide to Family Movies, was published in 2004. She has been profiled in the New York Times, the Economist, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, Working Woman, CFO Magazine, the Ladies Home Journal, Washingtonian Magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times, and has appeared as The Movie Mom on CBS This Morning, Fox Morning News, NPR, CNN, and dozens of radio stations.

Tickets

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E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can’t use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

This event finished on May 22, 2017.