Girl power was also in evidence at the Out of This World: Female Filmmakers in Genre digital screening.
Three very different fantasy and science fiction works were shown, all by female directors. The best was was Vera Miao’s “Ma”, part of an upcoming anthology of Two Sentence Horror Stories adaptations. (I can’t wait to see the rest now.) The creepy and emotionally involving episode involves a young Asian woman living with her domineering mother. Her telekinetic powers are awakened when she begins an affair with a butch Black neighbor; the interracial lesbian romance is presented as matter-of-factly as the horror content.