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Play Your Gender

The St. John's International Women's Film Festival is excited to partner again this year with Lawnya Vawnya, with support from Rocket Bakery, to present a special film screening of the feature-documentary Play Your Gender, directed by Stephanie Clattenburg.

5% of music producers are women even though many of the most bankable pop stars are female. Only 6 women have ever been nominated for the ‘Producer of the Year’ Grammy, and no woman has ever won. In Play Your Gender, Juno award-winning producer Kinnie Starr is on a quest to find out why this disparity exists by speaking to music industry stars and veterans about the realities of being a woman in the recording studio.

Play Your Gender features interviews with Sara Quinn of Tegan & Sara, Melissa Auf der Maur of the Smashing Pumpkins, Patty Schemel of Hole, Chantal Kreviazuk, and many more of the music industry’s most talented women.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Rocket Room (3rd floor, Rocket Bakery)
Doors open 6:30pm
Screening starts 7pm sharp

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Lawnya Vawnya Passes accepted. Subject to venue capacity



Stephanie Clattenburg is a writer-director with over a decade's experience in the film and television industry. Her first feature length film, a documentary about the gender bias in the music industry titled PLAY YOUR GENDER, premiered at the Canberra International Film Festival. The film was recently awarded the ‘Edith Lando Peace Prize, which goes to the film to best utilizes the power of cinema to further the goal of social justice and peace’. Aside from her directing work she is also a camera operator and editor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

In addition to her career in media production, Stephanie is a professional musician, having been a drummer in a variety of projects including The Superfantastics, Two Deaths and SheMachine. Clattenburg made her acting debut in 2014 when she starred in Andrea Dorfman’s HEARTBEAT, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Her latest short film, PLAY REWIND PLAY, is a time travel love story, which premiered at the Roswell Film Festival in April 2017.

Earlier Event: April 23
Later Event: May 25
Late Submissions Deadline