EOS World Fund Presents: Queen of Diamonds at AFI Fest

Nina Menkes

We are happy to announce that Apricot Films' newly minted Eos World Fund is joining Arbelos Films to present Nina Menkes' tour-de-force, "horseless western" QUEEN OF DIAMONDS with the movie's distributor Arbelos at this year's AFI Fest on November 10th at 7pm.


QUEEN OF DIAMONDS is featured in AFI's "CINEMA'S LEGACY" section and will unspool in its full glory with a new restoration that has been provided by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences' Film Archive, Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation with funding provided by The George Lucas Family Foundation. Apricot Films' recently launched Eos World Fund has also supported the restoration.

We hope you will join us to celebrate with Nina on November 10th.  Order a ticket right away, they're free, as they will sell out shortly: https://www.afi.com/afifest/freetickets.aspx.

And, look out for more surprise appearances -- shortly, we'll be sending more exciting programming happening around Nina Menkes as well as other filmmakers that you care about.

To sum it up:

  • QUEEN OF DIAMONDS Screening - Saturday, November 10, 7:00PM
  • Chinese 3 Theater - 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
  • FREE tickets available here: https://www.afi.com/afifest/freetickets.aspx

See you there!

EOS World Fund Logo

On the heels of #TimesUp, Eos World Fund aims directly at the complex knot of abuse in the entertainment industry, and plans to address the dearth of women throughout the cinematic and visual arts, despite there being a multitude of trained and talented women around the world.

Like Eos, the ancient Greeks’ Goddess of the Dawn, the Eos World Fund represents the desire to illuminate the world daily. And, like dawn’s persistence to bring forth the morning every day despite all obstacles, the Eos World Fund seeks to cultivate, nurture, and realize woman’s vision and voice as expressed in the creative arts.

By funding a hand-picked group of individual women and their projects every season (projects are chosen through a nomination process) along with distributing and bringing critical attention through Eos's support, the Eos World Fund will contribute to a new epoch of innovative and startlingly inspired storytelling helmed by visionary women.

Eos World Fund’s first recipients are the trailblazing filmmakers Nina Menkes (QUEEN OF DIAMONDS) and Julie Dash (DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST). Notably both directors presented these two world premieres at Sundance back in 1991.

For more information, please contact Gwen Wynne at apricotfilms@gmail.com.