Actress Karen Allen to Present Gutsy Gal Film Award in March 2015

For Immediate Release: 

Great Barrington MA, December 10, 2014

Gutsy Gals Inspire Me® will be presenting the first annual Gutsy Gal Film Award on March 21, 2015 at the McConnell Theater at Bard College, Simon's Rock, in the Berkshires. Renowned actress Karen Allen will be joined by Deborah Hutchison of Gutsy Gals Inspire Me to celebrate an inspiring group of women filmmakers. Allen, an honorary Gutsy Gal Award Winner, will present the awards to the winning writers and directors of the Gutsy Gal Film Award. The highlight of the evening will be a screening of the Grand Prize Winning Film Muffin Top, A Love Story, a feature film comedy that challenges Hollywood's notions of women and body image. Attendees will have the chance to meet filmmaker Cathryn Michon, writer and director of Muffin Top, as well as many of the other intrepid, gutsy, award winning women filmmakers.

On Sunday March 22, Gutsy Gals Inspire Me will host a screening at the Triplex Theater in downtown Great Barrington of the film Breaking Through the Clouds, winner of the Gutsy Gals Film Award for a feature length documentary. Film writer and director Heather Taylor will join in conversation with Deborah Hutchison and Kelley Vickerey of the Berkshire International Film Festival about the making of the film, and the challenges faced by women writers and directors of films.

The weekend of Gutsy Gal Film Award events will be held in conjunction with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, which runs through the month of March.