Wed, Aug 11, 8:30-10pm
On The Mary A. Whalen Tanker, Pier 11, Atlantic Basin, Red Hook (Pedestrian entrance at Pioneer & Conover) ()
Hop aboard the Mary A. Whalen for the screening of Ferry Tales, the 2003 documentary nominated for an Academy award in 2004 A film by director Katja Esson, Ferry Tales takes place in the Ladies Powder Room of the Staten Island Ferry. It is a sneak peek into a culture that only happens 30 minutes a day in the women's bathroom….a place where no men are allowed. As they put on their make-up, they are transformed from housewives to businesswomen, from mothers to lawyers, from sisters to socialites. The women who step inside this room leave their race, social status and net worth at the door, sharing their most intimate secrets, solving each other’s problems or just dishing up the latest ferry gossip. What starts as funny anecdotes turns into a deep and moving account as these women, one by one, draw each other out, solve one another's problems and dish up the latest ferry gossip.
Seating will begin at 8:30, and the movie will start at 9.
Printed Tickets are not mandatory, though reserving a ticket online is preferred.