Reel Women in Film: Days of the Whale
Streams Daily March 22 - 26, 2021
Q&A March 25, 2021 at 7:30pm
Experience a world where art can challenge the powerful in the name of good.
In this acclaimed film, two young graffiti artists defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint a mural over a threat written on a wall. The love that unites them and their friendship with other artists come together to tell a story where the strength of youth faces fear, violence, and the difficulties of growing up. Days of the Whale [Los Dias de la Ballena] premiered at SXSW in Austin, Texas and has won awards at film festivals around the globe.
The Museum's Reel Women in Film series highlights the works of women in front of or behind the camera. In its third season, we'll reflect on the scope and impact of art and music.
Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Catalina Arroyave Restrepo's film, Days of the Whale [Los Dias de la Ballena], and connect with the Bullock Museum for a LIVE conversation about the film on Thursday, March 25th at 7:30 p.m. (CST). A virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the films for 72 hours between March 22 and 26, and grant you exclusive access to the live conversation.
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Suggested age: 18+
Director: Annie Silverstein
Writer: Catalina Arroyave Restrepo
Runtime: 80 min
Release Year: 2019
Catalina Arroyave majored in Social Communications in Colombia, and studied filmmaking in Argentina (Buenos Aires University- UBA) and Cuba (EICTV- San Antonio de los baños). In 2010 she co-funded Rara, an art house producing company based in Medellín. She worked as an assistant director, casting director, acting coach and university teacher for several years. Her debut film Days of the Whale (2019) premiered in SXSW, was in the official selection of more than 25 international festivals winning four awards for the direction of the film. Currently, she works as a screenwriter for Colombian producing companies and is also writing her second feature film, The Kingdom.
Film programs at the Bullock Museum seek to connect the public with filmmakers and their art that you won't find just anywhere. From Texas-specific titles to films from around the globe, these programs will open-up a world of stories and culture for visitors. The Bullock Museum is committed to sharing the work of filmmakers of all backgrounds and identities.
At the Bullock Museum, programs have been a place for the community to gather and celebrate culture, explore new ideas, and share experiences together. During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs still provide an opportunity to bring the community together, even if we are apart. Please join us through virtual programs and enjoy lessons, discussions and activities with your family, friends and neighbors who are also participating from home.
You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required.
For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.
Banner image courtesy Outsider Pictures
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.
Promotional Support by
Texas Film Commission
Reel Women in Film 2020 - 2021 Season
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02/23/2021 - 02/25/2021
Reel Women in Film: Days of the Whale
03/22/2021 - 03/26/2021
Reel Women in Film: Good Ol Girl
04/12/2021 - 04/16/2021
Reel Women in Film: Bad Reputation
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