New Clip: Rose McGowan’s Directorial Debut ‘Dawn’

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Realizing that her passion lies in filmmaking, Rose McGowan’s breakthrough directorial debut, DAWN, is a disturbing tale of a young girl’s budding sexuality and one’s desire to experience the unknown. Dawn (Tara Barr) is a quiet young teenager living in Kennedy era America who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. When she strikes up an innocent flirtation with the boy who works at her local gas station (Reiley McClendon), she thinks that he is perhaps the answer to her teenage dreams. Though when she invites the boy and his friends into her otherwise cloistered world, she gets a lot more than she bargained for.

Carefully chosen by McGowan, the films that will accompany DAWN feature iconic performances by actresses that prove rich, complex and layered roles can and should be written for and by women. The following films will screen with Rose McGowan and special guests in attendance:

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Friday, Sep 19th, 8PM: THELMA & LOUISE
Saturday, Sep 20th, 7PM: SIXTEEN CANDLES
Sunday, Sep 21st, 7PM: ROSEMARY’S BABY
Monday, Sep 22nd, 8PM: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 7:30PM: HARLD AND MAUDE
Wednesday, Sep 24th, 8PM: CARRIE
Thursday, Sep 25th, 8PM: THE PARENT TRAP

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