Ovarian Psycos

Kate Trumbull-­Lavalle

Joanna Sokolowski

Country: EUA
Year: 2016
Length: 72'
Language: Anglès
Subtitles: V.O.S.E.

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Synopsis

By the light of the full moon ride the Ovarian Psycos, an Eastside Los Angeles bicycle brigade founded by and for young womxn of colour. Fierce and strong, this unapologetic bike crew rides the streets, fostering connections to heal from their broken homes and providing protection for other womxn facing violence in their neighborhoods. Leading the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet MC who struggles to find a balance between her activism and dedication to the group and parenting her young daughter. While street artist Andi, estranged from her family, prepares herself to one day become the crew's leader, a poverty-stricken Evie battles against her overprotective mother. With a credo born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding and an urban/hood mentality, these guardians for womxn are taking back the streets one bike ride at a time.

Kate Trumbull-­Lavalle

Kate Trumbull- LaValle (Director/Producer) is an independent documentary filmmaker who first began in the field of social justice media as an educator and program coordinator for the Media Arts Center San Diego. She is associate producer for PBS’s No Más Bebés (Los Angeles Film Festival, 2015) and is the director and producer of Ovarian Psycos (SXSW, 2016). In 2013 she co-founded Sylvia Frances Films with Joanna Sokolowski.

Joanna Sokolowski

Joanna Sokolowski (Director/Producer) is an independent documentary filmmaker. She co-produced the film Very Semi Serious (Tribeca, 2015), and has worked as a producer at Walking Iris Media and Open Studio Productions. She formed Sylvia Frances Films with her filmmaking partner Kate Trumbull-LaValle in 2013 to producer t he i r first feature: Ovarian Psycos