Just Films - Woman on Fire

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Eddy Theater

Woman on Fire is a celebration of Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. A heartfelt rendering of adventure, heroism, passion, and vulnerability, this documentary is an inspiration to every person seeking gender equity.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session with filmmaker Julie Sokolow.

Julie Sokolow is an award-winning film director, musician, and writer. She directed the feature documentaries Woman on Fire (2016) and Aspie Seeks Love (2015). Woman on Fire follows Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in NY. The film received praise in IndieWire and the Village Voice and first aired on Starz in November 2017. Her film Aspie Seeks Love chronicles David V. Matthews, an offbeat writer on a quest to find love after a late-in-life Aspergers diagnosis. The award-winning film has played festivals worldwide and gained acclaim in Vice, Salon, and the Huffington Post.

Sokolow’s short films have been featured by TIME, Vimeo Staff Picks, BuzzFeed, Gawker, Upworthy, and Huffington Post. In 2014, The New York Times profiled Sokolow and the documentary series she created: Healthy Artists. The series highlights the lives, talents, and struggles of over 40 uninsured artists in America. That same year, her short film Street Doctor went viral and received over one million views. Street Doctor follows Jim Withers, the legendary doctor who hits the streets at night to provide medical care to the homeless. Sometimes Sokolow's writing appears in Salon or Huffington Post. You can listen to her music album Something About Violins on iTunes and read about it in Pitchfork.

This event is free and open to the public.


Fee : Free

Registration has closed. Please contact Melody Harris at m.harris@chatham.edu for additional information.


Eddy Theater


Parking is free in the Library Parking Lot which you can only enter off of Murray Hill Avenue (not to be confused with Murray Avenue).

Murray Hill Avenue can be reached from both Wilkins and Fifth Avenue and is a cobblestone street. From Fifth Ave, it is located between Maryland Ave and S. Negley Ave. From Wilkins, it is located between Murray Ave and S. Negley Ave.
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Melody Harris