Picked #1 indie film by LET US NERD blog and filmmaker, Gabe Rodriguez:
"This is a meditative, melancholic film with many silences. Two women meet and share a connection over a pack of cigarettes. Through narration, one tells us something, but the reality we see suggests things aren’t what they appear. We see their boyfriends, we sense the conflict…but we’re not told anything more than we need to. This could so easily have been a film about domestic drama, and instead it becomes about a moment between people. A moment that can’t be captured in words. The music and sound design are also great. But mostly I love the film’s subtleties, and one of my favorite last lines to a film ever"
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Facebook shout out about our early acceptance to PAFF
(Post Alley Film Festival):
Early acceptance to PAFF! "Girls Who Smoke" by filmmaker Tawny Foskett of NYC will screen in the kick-ass Tough Babes section of PAFF, February 8, 2014. The short is adapted from an NPR "The Moth" b-cast. Girls Who Smoke - Bad Boyfriends. Bad Habits. Not to be missed!
Trois x Trois asks artists to share 9 things that have recently inspired their creative lives. Photographer, Tema Stauffer, includes GIRLS WHO SMOKE film in her list of inspirations:
"Another one of my short film favorites is called GIRLS WHO SMOKE. This film simply spoke to me; I can't explain it any further than that!"
Artistic Director, Ohio Independent Film Festival
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The reception was covered by journalist, Ann Corcoran, of Sarasota's RadioSRQ.