Film Programs


Women+Film is a year-round partnership between the Denver Film Society and the Women+Film organization, formed not only to celebrate the art and achievements of women filmmakers around the world but also to bring together an array of scholars, civil- and human-rights advocates, community leaders, and concerned members of the public to shine a spotlight on social issues through cinema and the dialogue it stimulates.

Afghan Cycles
Afghanistan 2018 89 min.

Some heroes fly, others pedal. This stirring documentary profiles a group of young Afghan women who dare to ride bicycles against all odds—flying indeed in the face of a patriarchal society that continues to insist their place is in the home.

Becoming Astrid
Sweden 2018 123 min.

This charming biopic acquaints viewers with Swedish author Astrid Ericsson as a young adult—before she became Astrid Lindgren and created the flame-haired, supernaturally strong, and internationally beloved children's-book character Pippi Longstocking.

Born in the Maelstrom
Canada 2018 28 min.

An impressionistic portrait of a young biracial woman named Rebecca as she struggles to find her identity in a world shaped by her black mother’s painful past.

USA 2018 12 min.

When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day.

Australia 2018 20 min.

On a rural cattle farm, two sisters worry about their mother’s cancer. An unexplained death in the herd gives them cause to start looking for answers.

I Am My Own Mother
USA 2018 23 min.

An adopted woman on the cusp of childbirth inserts herself back into the life of her biological mother and siblings, unsettling the entire family unit.

Little Woods
USA 2018 105 min.

For years, Ollie has helped the residents of Little Woods, North Dakota, gain illegal access to Canadian medication. When she’s caught and put on probation, she decides to go straight—only to face the ways in which her own family needs her illicit support in this haunting, hard-knocks drama.

Milk and Cookies
USA 2017 8 min.

Grace is five. She wants milk and cookies. Every day. Real bad.

USA 2018 96 min.

This punch-packing documentary delves into the experiences of three women whose lives have been transformed by online harassment—including Gamergate target Anita Sarkeesian—and the courageous battle they’re waging to show the Internet just what “social-justice warrior” really means.

On Her Shoulders
USA 2018 94 min.

Young Nadia Murad dreamed of opening a beauty salon in her native Iraq. Instead, she survived genocide, escaped sexual slavery, and became—at all of 23 years old—a voice for the Yazidi community, one known to UN dignitaries and encamped refugees alike. This is her extraordinary story.

Palm Trees and Power Lines
USA 2018 14 min.

Sixteen-year-old Charlotte ambles through a listless summer day followed by older guy Tommy. Tommy helps her escape her loneliness, but after he betrays her trust, Charlotte must decide what matters to her most.

Roll Red Roll
USA 2018 80 min.

This gripping documentary investigates the notorious 2012 rape case that brought the entire town of Steubenville, Ohio, to a standstill from which it has yet to emerge. Who protected—or failed to protect—whom and why? On that question, there’s more than enough heartbreaking blame to go around.

India 2018 96 min.

Widowed domestic worker Ratna inhabits a tiny room in her employer’s home in Mumbai. Despite her growing—and mutual—attraction to heir Ashwin, both know the barriers between them are insurmountable in this tale of forbidden romance from India.

Tangles and Knots
Australia 2017 16 min.

When a mother helps her teenage daughter throw a party to impress her new, more popular friends, their intimate bond is threatened.

This Changes Everything
USA 2018 97 min.

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, this rallying cry of a documentary takes an urgent look at women’s roles in the entertainment biz, onscreen and off, from the perspective of some of today’s greatest talents—including Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Tiffany Haddish, exec producer Geena Davis, and more.

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