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FDL Movie Night: HELL With Director Lisa Stock

Tonight’s guest Lisa Stock works in the realm of magical realism, creating fantasy worlds redolent with myth and mystery. In HELL, a series of vignettes take us through dreamlike experiences that expound upon sins, a trip through Dante’s circles of Hell set in modern times, fraught with social anxiety and surreal saturated colors. She shot HELL in locations around the world, and adapts her tightly budgeted shoots to shifts in weather and other forces majeures.

HELL isn’t Stock’s only film to follow women into the underground. Her webseries Persephone tells the story of Demeter’s daughter in eight parts, another tale of mythic proportions resonating with sorrow and self discovery.

Stock is also a theatrical director who brought Neil Gaiman’s Snow Glass Apples to the stage. She is involved with Women’s Annex, a film and blog distribution platform created to enable women and children all over the world to express their thoughts and ideas through films, videos, blogs, and social media.

Please join us in discussing her films, women in film–indie, underground, and studio–myths, magical realism and different distribution models like Women’s Annex and its sibling, Film Annex.

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Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.