Women+Film Festival 2019 | Denver Film Society

Women+Film Festival 2019

Overview

The Denver Film Society presents the Women+Film Festival, April 9-14, 2019. 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 by and about women to engage with the audience, build community, educate and inspire.

Films in Program...

Women+Film Festival: Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Women+Film Festival: Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Sunday, April 14th, 4:00pm Born into a family of surfers in Kauai, Bethany Hamilton began surfing competitively at eight years old. In 2003, at age 13, she was out surfing when she was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark, a run-in that cost her her left arm.

USA 98 Min
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Festival Pass 2019 - Women+Film Festival: All Access

Festival Pass 2019 - Women+Film Festival: All Access

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 (excludes brunch).

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Women+Film Festival: Naila and the Uprising

Women+Film Festival: Naila and the Uprising

Friday, April 12th, 7:00pm. Presented by Executive Producer Abigail E. Disney When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom.

USA 76 Min
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Women+Film Festival 2019 Brunch

Women+Film Festival 2019 Brunch

Friday, April 12th, 10:00am-12:00pm Come join filmmakers and fellow festival-goers at Mile High Station for the annual Women+Film Festival Brunch.

150 Min
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Women+Film Festival 2019 Shorts Program

Women+Film Festival 2019 Shorts Program

Saturday, April 13th, 1:30pm This shorts program features narrative, documentary and animated films from around the world.

113 Min
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Women+Film Festival Closing Night: To The Stars

Women+Film Festival Closing Night: To The Stars

Closing Night Presentation, Sunday, April 14th, 7:00pm. Closing Night Pre-Reception at 5:30pm in Henderson's Lounge. Q&A with cast and crew following screening!

USA 111 Min
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Women+Film Festival Opening Night: Knock Down the House

Women+Film Festival Opening Night: Knock Down the House

Opening Night Presentation, Tuesday, April 9th, 7:00pm! Screening followed by Opening Night reception in Henderson's Lounge When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from

USA 86 Min
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Women+Film Festival: Always in Season

Women+Film Festival: Always in Season

Wednesday, April 10th, 7:30pm When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.

USA 89 Min
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Women+Film Festival: Ask for Jane

Women+Film Festival: Ask for Jane

Saturday, April 13th, 7:30pm A group of determined Midwestern women begin providing safe but illegal abortions in this 1960s period drama based on a true story.

USA 108 Min
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Women+Film Festival: Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence - Presented by SeriesFest

Women+Film Festival: Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence - Presented by SeriesFest

Thursday, April 11th, 7:00pm. Following the screening, Gretchen Carlson will sit down for a one-on-one conversation with Lauren Y. Casteel, President & CEO, The Women's Foundation.

USA 90 Min
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Women+Film Festival: Olympia

Women+Film Festival: Olympia

Friday, April 12th, 4:00pm This revealing and unfiltered documentary follows the life and career of academy-award-winning actress, Olympia Dukakis.

USA 101 Min
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Women+Film Festival: One Child Nation

Women+Film Festival: One Child Nation

Saturday, April 13th, 4:30pm After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

China 85 Min
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Women+Film Festival: Ophelia

Women+Film Festival: Ophelia

Thursday, April 11th, 7:30pm Ophelia comes of age as a lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

USA 114 Min
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Women+Film Festival: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Women+Film Festival: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Saturday, April 13th, 11:30am In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, Anne Innis Dagg, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to

Canada 83 Min
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Women+Film Festival: What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

Women+Film Festival: What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

Saturday, April 13th, 7:00pm. Pre-film introduction and post-film discussion led by Melinda Barlow, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. What She Said tells the story of longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author Paulin

USA 95 Min
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Women+Film Festival: Wild Rose

Women+Film Festival: Wild Rose

Wednesday, April 10th, 7:00pm A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star.

United Kingdom 101 Min
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Women+Film Festival: Working Woman

Women+Film Festival: Working Woman

Sunday, April 14th, 2:00pm Orna, (Liron Ben Shlush) is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant.

Israel 93 Min
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Women+Film Festival: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Women+Film Festival: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Friday, April 12th, 7:30pm Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until the sheer excellence of he

USA 68 Min
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