Rose McGowan has long been a favorite on both the big and the small screens, working with acclaimed directors such as Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez (Grindhouse), Brian De Palma (The Black Dahlia), Wes Craven (Scream), and Gregg Araki (The Doom Generation). On TV, she has appeared in Charmed, Chosen, and Nip/Tuck.

Now, Rose McGowan has taken her talents behind the camera for her directorial debut, the short Dawn, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. In this disturbing tale of budding sexuality and desire, Dawn (Tara Barr), a quiet teenager living in Kennedy-era America who longs to be freed from her sheltered life, strikes up an innocent flirtation with the boy who works at the local gas station (Reiley McClendon). She believes he might be the answer to her dreams, but when she invites him and his friends into her world, she gets a lot more than she bargained for.

The Film Society will screen Dawn in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, followed by a discussion with McGowan, who will talk about her passion for filmmaking as well her upcoming work both in front of and behind the camera.

Free tickets will be distributed at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office (144 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam) on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the talks. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.

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