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His Girl Friday


1940 / 92 minutes / USA

Written & Directed by Howard Hawks

Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Special Event

The Los Angeles Women's Film Collective will discuss the future of romantic comedies following the screening.

Complimentary My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream will be served before the screening, along with a compliment card craft.

The Ripped Bodice book pop up selling romance books + Kerry Winfrey signing of Waiting For Tom Hanks


Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2pm
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early as screenings & events will start on time.


The Downtown Independent

251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Post Screening Panel curated by The Los Angele’s Women’s Film Collective

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Kerry Winfrey


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Cheryl Rodes


Maria Corso


Kristin Fairweather

Kerry Winfrey is the author of Waiting For Tom Hanks,  Love and Other Alien Experiences and Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It. She's written for HelloGiggles along with many other sites and when she's not writing, she's most likely baking yet another batch of cookies. Learn more at and find her on Twitter @kerryann and Instagram @kerrywinfrey.


Cheryl Rodes honed and cultivated her crafts in acting, writing and directing, with a Bachelors in Theatre/ Playwriting from The Claire Trevor School of Arts at UC Irvine and a Masters in Writing for Film and Television from USC. She makes movies to make a difference, writing for women from a woman’s perspective.

She is the founder of Unpaved Rodes, an entertainment company dedicated to making sure SHE IS THE HERO in every story. Cheryl hosts She Called Action, a podcast and IGTV channel, that shares the stories of strong women making a difference in the entertainment industry. She sits on the Board of The New Hollywood, is a Board Member of ALZ OUT, an organization that accelerates the pace to capture a cure to end Alzheimer's and Dementia, and is a committee member of the USC School of Cinematic Arts Alumni Network.

Maria Corso is a Director/Producer based in Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Film, she got her start in the theater, where her love of plays turned into a love for cinema. Her knowledge of film is extensive, ranging from foreign cinema to independent to documentary and everything in between. Last year she completed her directorial debut, a short film which she also wrote and co-produced. The story is not only female-centric but the film itself was shot with an entirely female crew. Citing Nora Ephron as a major influence not only on her directing approach, but to her outlook on the world as a whole, her favorite rom-com is "When Harry Met Sally."


Kristin directed the rom com holiday feature, “A Snow White Christmas” , for ION Television in 2018. She’s optioned “Kiss & Tell Girls”, a feature she co-wrote with writer/actress Joy Lenz (SUITS SPINOFF, ONE TREE HILL) to Mar Vista Entertainment and she is directing as well. Kristin worked on Fox’s “911” as a Fellow in Ryan Murphy’s HALF directing program. Her work has been supported through Labs and grants from the Tribeca Film Institute, Film Independent, IFP and Netflix Find Your Voice. Kristin also produces feature films, including: FUTURE WEATHER (Tribeca Film Festival/Virgil Films & Entertainment), A RISING TIDE (Seattle Film Festival/Fox International) and NAMOUR (Los Angeles Film Festival/Array Entertainment). Kristin grew up on the bayou in Mississippi, a daughter of an aeronautical engineer and an artist. She graduated with a Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Kristin is involved in many causes supporting the empowerment of girls and women, including bringing the national program Girls on the Run to several schools in Southern California.


Nancy Wang Yuen

Sociologist & Pop Culture Expert

Nancy Wang Yuen is a sociologist and pop culture expert. She is the author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism and co-author of Tokens on the Small Screen: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Prime Time and Streaming Television. She has appeared on Dr. PhilBBC World TVTeen VogueNew York Times, and Washington Post among others. She is a guest writer at ElleHuffPost, and Remezcla.

Earlier Event: June 20
Opening Night Party
Later Event: June 21
Bride Wars