YBCA Film/Video is delighted to welcome filmmaker/educator Kara Herold back to the screening room for a fun and lively multimedia event to kick off the crowdsourcing campaign for her new film 39 ½.

Herold has assembled a program of films and live storytelling mainly by women artists from the Bay Area, and the program will include a preview of 39 ½. A reception with Herold and some of the artists precedes the screening at 6:30PM.

Free admission, though a donation during the event is heartily encouraged.

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Kara Herold’s films employ wit, thought-provoking storytelling, and dynamic visual assemblages to comment upon the uneasy intersections between feminist perspectives and dominant cultural expectations and institutions.  She has written, directed, and produced a broad variety of films, from short animations to award-winning documentaries. Bachelorette, 34, a humorous take on society’s obsession with marriage expressed through a mother-daughter relationship, premiered at the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam and played at the Documentary Fortnight at MoMA in New York in 2009.  Bachelorette, 34 is distributed by New Day Films. Grrlyshow, about the girl ‘zine explosion in the ‘90s, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, screened at many additional festivals, and is distributed by Women Make Movies. Kara Herold is currently in post-production on her feature comedy 39 ½.

Kara has won many awards and grants, including support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Pacific Pioneer Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Film Arts Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artists Program and the New York State Council for the Arts Grant.


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional funding for YBCA programs: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Kara Herold, 39 ½ (2018); Courtesy the distributor.