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Sunday, June 16
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

1-800-On-Her-Own

Director

Dana Flor

Executive Producer

Alex Appel

Producer

Amy Hobby

Editors

Kristina Motwani, Tom Patterson

Cinematographer

Joaquin Martinez

Ani DiFranco crashed onto the music scene in the early ‘90s, a thundering new voice in the cultural wilderness, unapologetically bisexual, political and feminist. She toured relentlessly, thrashing out hundreds of frenzied shows that were part mosh pit, part hootenanny and part full-on tent revival, then selling cassette tapes from the trunk of her car to make it to the next gig.

Ani became a worldwide phenomenon when she beat the male-dominated music industry at its own game by founding Righteous Babe Records, the first “woman-run non-corporate queer-happy” label, still going strong after nearly 35 years. The press called her “an entrepreneurial wonder” and “the industry’s worst nightmare.” Prince called her “my hero.” Ani simply called herself a folk singer, dedicated to art, activism and staying true to herself, no matter the cost.

1-800-ON-HER-OWN takes us on a wild cinematic road trip, from DiFranco’s punk-folk past to her life today as she reinvents herself as a passionate activist, devoted mother and revered rock star. Throughout the ride, she’s brutally honest, famously foul-mouthed and totally hilarious. Her daily challenges resonate as we reveal both an enduring, inspiring musical icon and a very relatable contemporary “everywoman” with her own epic fails and hard-won victories.

Director, 1-800-On-Her-Own

Dana Flor is a documentary director, producer, and writer based in Washington, DC. She co-directed and produced the film Check It, a feature-length documentary about a black gay street gang in DC, which premiered at Tribeca, and The Nine Lives of Marion Barry, a feature-length documentary about the notorious mayor that appeared on HBO. She also wrote and directed the Emmy award-winning documentary Latinos in Beisbol and the Emmy-nominated documentary Cesar Chavez for NBC.

She began her career as a news reporter and producer, working on a wide range of stories for Reuters Television, CNN, BBC, National Geographic, and others, covering breaking news in Latin America and around the world.

Flor is a recipient of a Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund Grant, the DC Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship, a Pare Lorenz Fund Grant, and an AFI Docs/NBC Universal Impact Grant. She also won an Influence Film Award from the Tribeca Documentary Fund.