One of the highlights of the this year’s Etheria Film Night was the legendary John Waters presenting the “Inspiration Award” to Tank Girl and Freddy’s Dead director Rachel Talalay. The award was presented in-person by Tank Girl star Lori Petty.
About Rachel Talalay:
“Talalay, a mainstay in John Waters’s ’80s staples and the Nightmare on Elm Street films, snatched the opportunity to bring cult-comic-book heroine Tank Girl to the big screen. But doing so proved disastrous for the director, who watched the film fail amid studio mishandling and an audience that showed up twenty years too late to her passion project. Not only was Tank Girl’s failure unfairly placed on Talalay’s shoulders, but Talalay consequently saw fewer opportunities to make films. She rose from the ashes of her film career and found a place in television, where her hard work and vision has paid off; Talalay is behind prestigious fan hits like Doctor Who and Sherlock.”
About Etheria Film Night:
“Etheria’s annual showcase screening of a progressive slate of genre films directed by women for an audience including producers, managers, show runners, distributors, and genre fans. Women want to make exciting, provocative, entertaining, fantastic, and terrifying films. Etheria puts the women directors who want to make genre films and TV in front of the people who want to hire them.”
This year’s Etheria took place on Saturday, June 16, 2018.