"Class is in Session"
Created during the FORGE FLASHPOINT FILM FESTIVAL, this ultra short was made after writer Jennifer DiMarco found herself the only writer scheduled for the day with five actors waiting for a script. Of those actors, DiMarco had never worked with three of them before. For twenty minutes she spoke with the talent... then she wrote for fifteen minutes.
GENDER STUDIES 101 won the Best Film award, as voted by viewers after writer names were removed from all films, in the FORGE FLASHPOINT FILM FESTIVAL of fourteen films.
In the future, two freshmen students sit in a classroom run by an artificial intelligence learning the roles of women from three different cultures and eras -- America in the 1950s; Egypt in the 1980s, and America in 2054. How do gender roles change? How do they stay the same? How does the face of education evolve?
GENDER STUDIES 101 can be rented online and watched instantly for just 99¢ by clicking Rent Online or watch all fourteen films created during the FORGE FLASHPOINT FILM FESTIVAL for almost an hour of viewing for $1.99 here. GENDER STUDIES 101 is also available on commercial DVD with bonus features as part of the complete FORGE FLASHPOINT FILM FESTIVAL by clicking Buy the DVD.
Faith Aoibhinn DiMarco as Helena
Maxwell Kier DiMarco as Alexander
Brianne DiMarco as Classroom AI
Georgina Black as Sergeant Chris Clark
Rasha Rasmussen as Aahmas Reis
Michelle Shadday as Carrie Ann Williams