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CHAINED!
 
CHAINED!
 
NY Premiere

Director: Betsy Kalin

United States, 2010, 14min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2011
Category: LGBT
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Cast:  Ivy Bottini, Vivian Escalante, Angie Evans, Marie Cartier
Crew:  Screenplay: Betsy Kalin - Cinematography: Gretchen Warthen - Editing: Margo Dean - Sound: Lisa Gillespie
Email:  itchybeegmail.com

synopsis
From Victorian pocket watches to Zoot Suit style to motorcycle necessity, wallet chains have evolved over the years to become more than a trend in lesbian culture. Today, lesbians are the biggest consumers of wallet chains. All ages, all walks of life, butches and femmes, dykes on bikes, and BDSM practitioners – what drives women to wear chains? And why are they so literally attached to them? Chained! takes a sexy, humorous romp through the lives of lesbians who define themselves by their chains.

director
Betsy Kalin received a BA in Women’s Studies from Columbia University, a Directing MFA from the University of Miami, and runs Itchy Bee Productions – a production and distribution company specializing in high-quality films that entertain, educate and inspire. Her feature-length documentary, Hearts Cracked Open, premiered at the Frameline Film Festival and has won several awards. Her film, Roof, premiered at New Directors/New Films and is a part of the Short Shorts compilation. She produced and wrote the documentary Before Homosexuals with John Scagliotti, the Emmy award-winning executive producer of PBS’s In the Life, and she also researched and directed Of Revolutionaries and Pioneers for WGBY/WGBH. In 2010 she made Chained!, a short documentary that screened in festivals around the world, and in 2013 produced the award-winning film Click. She recently premiered her feature documentary East LA Interchange about how one neighborhood survived the construction of the largest and busiest freeway interchange system in North America that threatened to destroy their proud, immigrant community.
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