2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
Friday, October 24 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
How I Got Over

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(USA) RT:87min

Director: Nicole Boxer (in attendance)

Can telling your story save your life? How I Got Over follows 15 formerly homeless women as they craft an original play based on their harrowing true-life stories, to be performed one-night-only at the Kennedy Center. The women of N Street Village—a community for addiction recovery—have never performed on stage in their lives. Yet, guided by teachers from the Theater Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, they discover their untapped artistic talents and reckon with their traumatic histories. Courage is found; a leap of faith is taken. Sharing their pasts to release the potential in their futures, these 15 emboldened women take the stage in front of a packed house, illuminating the transformative power of arts education.

Also in Attendance: Michelle Witten (Editor)

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Michelle Witten

Editor, How I Got Over

Nicole Boxer

director/writer/producer, HOW I GOT OVER
A native of Marin County, California, Nicole Boxer has worked in the film and television industries for over two decades. In 2007, Nicole co-produced the documentary, 14 WOMEN, that raised social awareness about the challenges faced by women serving in the U.S. Senate. Inspired by... Read More →


Friday October 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

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