Joanna Sokolowski  

Joanna Sokolowski is an Emmy(r) award-winning documentary filmmaker. Together with filmmaking partner Kate Trumbull-LaValle they formed Sylvia Frances Films and have directed/produced "Artist and Mother" (2017) for KCET's award winning series Artbound and "City Rising" Season 2 for KCET. They also directed/produced "Ovarian Psycos" (2016), which premiered at SXSW and was broadcast on the award winning PBS documentary series, Independent Lens (2017). She co-produced the HBO film "Very Semi Serious" (2015), a feature-length documentary about New Yorker cartoonists that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She holds a BA in Community Development & Urban Planning and received her MA in Social Documentation at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she was the recipient of the Human Rights Center fellowship. (7/19)

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Ovarian Psycos

A film by Joanna Sokolowski, 2016, 72 min, Color

Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet M.C. dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color. The film…

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