Women+Film Festival 2017 | Denver Film Society

Women+Film Festival 2017

Overview

April 4th-9th
The Denver Film Society presents the Women+Film Festival, April 4-9, 2017. The Women+Film Festival is a six-day showcase of documentaries, narratives and short films celebrating the best in women centric programming. The Festival includes panel discussions, in-person guests and receptions while highlighting thought-provoking, inspirational stories of women from around the world. The festival features Opening and Closing Night receptions and a VIP reception for filmmakers and passholders. The festival is apart of the Denver Film Society’s year round Women+Film program, the mission of which is to promote films for, by, and about women to engage with the audience, build community, educate and inspire.

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Women+Film Festival Shorts Program

Women+Film Festival Shorts Program

Saturday April 8th, 2:00pm. Q&A to follow screening This shorts program features narrative, documentary and animation shorts from around the world and here in our own backyard. These stories by and about women pack emotional and intellectual weight in a brief runtime.

90 Min
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Festival Pass 2017 - Women+Film Festival

Festival Pass 2017 - Women+Film Festival

The best way to experience the Women+Film Festival is with a festival pass! With your all-access pass you will receive one (1) ticket to all film screenings, including Opening and Closing Night, receptions, and special events.

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Festival Pass 2017 - Women+Film Festival (Excludes Opening Night)

Festival Pass 2017 - Women+Film Festival (Excludes Opening Night)

The best way to experience the Women+Film Festival is with a festival pass! With this pass you will receive one (1) ticket to all regular film screenings and the Closing Night film and reception. This pass does NOT include Opening Night.

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W+F Closing Night: Sticky Notes

W+F Closing Night: Sticky Notes

Sunday, April 9th, 6:30pm. Director Amanda Sharp in person! Closing Night Reception to precede screening at 5:00pm in Henderson's Lounge Sticky Notes explores the story of Athena (Rose Leslie), a struggling dancer trying to make it in LA.

USA 2016 95 Min
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W+F Fest: Motherland

W+F Fest: Motherland

Sunday, April 9th, 3:30pm Motherland takes us into the heart of the planet’s busiest maternity hospital in one of the world’s poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines.

USA 94 Min
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W+F Festival: A League of Their Own

W+F Festival: A League of Their Own

Friday, April 7th, 9:15pm Celebrate the Rockies' Home Opening Day with the trailblazing comedy of women in sports with the 25th anniversary of A League Of Their Own! Director Penny Marshall's American classic stars Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Hanks.

USA 1992 128 Min
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W+F Festival: Big Sonia

W+F Festival: Big Sonia

Sunday, April 9th, 12:00pm For years, Sonia Warshawski (90) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever.

USA 2016 93 Min
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W+F Festival: City of Joy

W+F Festival: City of Joy

Saturday, April 8th, 7:00pm. Skype Q&A with Eve Ensler post-screening. Founded in 2011 by Eve Ensler (creator of The Vagina Monologues) and Congolese doctor Dr. Denis Mukwege, The City of Joy is a community for women survivors of violence in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

USA 2016 74 Min
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W+F Festival: Equal Means Equal

W+F Festival: Equal Means Equal

Saturday April 8th, 5:00pm Equal Means Equal is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today.

USA 2016 93 Min
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W+F Festival: Girl Flu

W+F Festival: Girl Flu

Friday, April 7th, 7:00pm Bird, a thoughtful twelve-year-old, is becoming a woman whether she wants to or not.

USA 2016 92 Min
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W+F Festival: Heather Booth: Changing the World

W+F Festival: Heather Booth: Changing the World

Saturday, April 8th, 3:30pm. Director Lilly Rivlin in person for Q&A post screening. Heather Booth is the most influential person you never heard of.

USA 2016 60 Min
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W+F Festival: Hungry

W+F Festival: Hungry

Thursday, April 6th, 7:00pm. Reception with local chefs to follow screening While the chef world is a sexy, vibrant field of endless creativity, Hungry reveals the real creative genius is not only with the food, but with the behind-the-scenes resourcefulness and grit it takes for wome

USA 2017 60 Min
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W+F Festival: Little Wing

W+F Festival: Little Wing

Wednesday, April 5th, 7:15pm Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) is a debut feature film by Academy Award® nominated Selma Vilhunen about a child who wants to find her father and be a child.

Finland 2016 100 Min
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W+F Festival: Men: A Love Story

W+F Festival: Men: A Love Story

Sunday, April 9th, 1:00pm After spending nearly a decade as a journalist documenting young women sold as slaves into the sex trade, award winning filmmaker Mimi Chakarova (The Price of Sex) sets out on a journey across the United States to explore how men feel about women and love.

USA 2016 80 Min
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W+F Festival: Sami Blood

W+F Festival: Sami Blood

Thursday, April 6th, 7:30pm Amanda Kernell's powerful feature debut Sámi Blood explores the Scandinavian variant of a shameful practice employed by self-proclaimed "civilized" (i.e., white) nations around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Sweden 2016 110 Min
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W+F Festival: Stories We Tell

W+F Festival: Stories We Tell

Friday, April 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30 pm. Pre-film introduction and post-film discussion led by Melinda Barlow, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Canada 2012 108 Min
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W+F Festival: Unrest

W+F Festival: Unrest

Saturday, April 8th, 7:30pm. Skype Q&A with director Jennifer Brea post screening. Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard Ph.D. student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her.

USA 2017 97 Min
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W+F Festival: Woven

W+F Festival: Woven

Sunday, April 9th, 3:00pm Woven takes us through the journey of seven individuals whose paths converge after a tragic accident in New York City.

USA 2016 96 Min
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W+F Opening Night: Dolores

W+F Opening Night: Dolores

Women +Film Festival Opening Night Film, Dolores Huerta in-person! Tuesday, April 4th, 7:00pm. Opening Night Reception to follow screening. History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta.

USA 2017 95 Min
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W+F Opening Night: Dolores (Film Only)

W+F Opening Night: Dolores (Film Only)

Women +Film Festival Opening Night Film Only Ticket. Tuesday, April 4th, 7:30pm. Please note this screening does not include Q&A or Opening Night Reception. History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder

USA 2017 95 Min
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