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In the Midst of America's Latest Debate Over Gun Control
A New Documentary About Women and Firearms

Opening In Select Theaters & Available Nationwide On Demand Beginning July 3

Bringing a feminine perspective to the debate that's currently raging across the nation, Cathryne Czubek's new feature documentary A GIRL AND A GUN reveals how women have embraced an object whose history is deeply bound to men and masculinity. Filmed throughout the U.S., the film delves deep into the psyche of the American gun world to show the complex relationship between American women and their guns.

Penetrating far beyond Hollywood’s hyper-sexualized femme fatales, A GIRL AND A GUN candidly explores the modern American woman through intimate portraits of several women that revolve around fundamental issues of preservation, power, feminism and violence. Punctuated with archival footage and expert commentary to provide a rich historical and cultural context, the film presents a complex and empowering perspective on a deadly serious issue.

The intimate and graphic portrayals in A GIRL AND A GUN are of women who’ve carved themselves a place in the gun community, but their personal journeys in one way or another reflect the same issues every woman faces today.

A GIRL AND A GUN will not end the nation's decisive battle over the legality or availability of guns, but it does give voice to those American women, young and old, who have been affected by firearms or believe in the right to responsibly and legally possess firearms.


Born in the South and raised in the Midwest, Director Cathryne Czubek grew up photographing and printing with her father in their darkroom at home. She eventually made her way to NYU to study politics yet decided to return to her photographic roots and earned an MFA at the School of Visual Arts. Cathryne has produced for a variety of commercial clients and has been supported by the the New York State Council for the Arts, the Paley Center for Media, Toronto Documentary Forum, Independent Feature Project, From the Heart Productions, and Women Make Movies.

After a successful World Premiere at DOC NYC festival in November 2012, A GIRL AND A GUN has received critical praise and recognition from numerous outlets, garnering much media attention due to recent news events. Cathryne has appeared on Huff Post Live, ABC News and several radio shows discussing guns and women’s issues.

"All you need for a film is a girl and a gun." - Jean-Luc Godard

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76 minutes, 2012
Directed by Cathryne Czubek
Produced by Cathryne Czubek and Jessica Wolfson
Cinematography and Writing by Cathryne Czubek
Editing and Writing by Amanda Hughes
Original Music: Andrew Hollander
Original Songs: Julia Haltigan
Executive Producer: Julide Tanriverdi
Co-Producers: Diana Le, Frank Leone, Ruth Somalo
Associate Producers: Whitney Henry-Lester, Julia Simpson

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