Happy Hour

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Short film from United States, 14 minutes

Screens Friday, February 27, 2015
Screening Block 3: 8pm-11:15pm

Directed by Gretl Claggett
Produced by Gretl Claggett, Joseph Pierce Farrell, David Dike and Harriet McDougal

When a woman meets her boyfriend for a romantic night out, a martini triggers childhood memories that threaten her ability to trust and love. Based on true events and a poem; narrated by Julianne Moore.

About the Director

Happy Hour is Gretl Claggett’s first film, based on a poem from her award-winning book Monsoon Solo. She recently wrote and directed Sony’s first-ever 4K 360° cinematic music video, which premiered at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show and will be featured this spring at SXSW. A former actress, Gretl holds MFAs in poetry, creative nonfiction and acting, respectively from Sarah Lawrence College, Goucher College and WIU. She’s now working on a novel and a featurette called The Storm Chaser.


2013 Int’l Festival of Cinematic Arts (IFFCA) – Award for Excellence in Cinematography: Short Form
2014 Williamsburg Indie Film Festival – Award of Distinction for the film’s powerful impact on the audience
2014 Maverick Movie Award – Finalist for Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Actress


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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