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Director
Ry Russo-Young

Filmography
2000 Wide Berth (short)
2004 Babes in Toyland (short)
2006 Marion (short)
2007 Orphans

Biography
She was born in 1981, grew up in New York City and graduated from Oberlin College. Her short film, Marion, an homage to Psycho,won the Jury Award for Best Experimental Short Film at both SXSW 2006 and the Chicago IFF 2005. It was also screened at the Tribeca FF 2006. In 2006, she produced and directed a series of short films about neighborhoods in New York City for the Discovery Channel and the travel website www.turnhere.com Most recently, she has worked with artist Doug Aitken on his large-scale cinematic installation Sleepwalkers, which was projected onto the façade of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Orphans / Ry Russo-Young

Two estranged sisters reunite five years after the death of their parents. Now in their early twenties, Rosie and Sonia each struggle to make it on their own. When the anticipated party is not what Rosie expects, Sonia’s true agenda is revealed.The sisters begin to revisit their treacherous history. As Sonia slugs vodka and Rosie eats pills, their journey becomes dark and dangerous.


Director:Ry Russo-Young
Script:Ry Russo- Young
Editing:Amir Naderi, Ry Russo-Young, John Walter
With:Lily Wheelwright (Rosie), James Katharine Flynn (Sonia)
Producer:Amir Naderi
Production:Helavanna Productions LLC
Production Country:USA
Format:Video Color
Duration:79'
Production Year:2007
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 15:15
FRIDA LIAPPA:Friday, November 23, 2007 - 21:15
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