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Isabella Rossellini joins us for a lively discussion moderated by Pop Candy's Whitney Matheson, and offers a sneak peek at her brand new series.

After showing the world the unconventional mating and fascinating sex lives of animals in her Webby award winning internationally acclaimed short film series Green Porno and Green Porno Seduce Me, Isabella Rossellini returns and sets her provocative lens on creatures’ rites of passage into motherhood in her latest series Mammas. Featuring fantastical costumes and weirdly delightful enactments, the actress writes and directs nine episodes – slipping into the role of a range of creatures. From cuckoos who willingly hand their young to another mother, to fiercely loving wasps who bury animals alive for baby food, Isabella’s entertaining and educational portrayals will show varying ways mothers provide for their offspring.

The inventive two-minute shorts center on the art of being a mother and questioning the assumed altruistic nature of mothers. Mammas is written and directed by Isabella Rossellini and produced by Patrice Haddad and Claire Marquet in association with Sundance Channel. 

Mammas will premiere on Sundance Channel and on Mother’s Day, May 12th.

Tickets: $15, Film Club Members: $11. 


Brief Bio

Born in Rome, the Italian actress, filmmaker, author, model and philanthropist holds dual Italian and American citizenship and is the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning actress Ingrid Bergman and neo-realist master director Roberto Rossellini. Rossellini is noted for her fourteen-year tenure as a Lancôme model and spokeswoman and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her. Rossellini has garnered awards including the Independent Spirit Award and Golden Globe© and Emmy© Award nominations. Rossellini is vocal about her conservation efforts, serving as a board member of the Wildlife Conservation Network.

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