The film, inspired by the poetic beauty of women in NYC, is a celebration of diversity and femininity. It follows real women from across the city through different neighborhoods as they skate down streets, laugh on a stoop, and strut through the aisles of a corner store. A haunting ballad version of Cyndi Lauper’s famous “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” covered by Hanna Ashbrook sweeps through each scene. In stylized close-ups, friends embrace, unapologetic eyes stare directly into the camera, and bodies of all shapes and sizes dance through neon lights.
The 2019 Nitehawk Shorts Festival MUSIC DRIVEN program offers a series of music videos and short form documentaries that highlight music as a diverse expression of self at any age.