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Women + Film

Women+Film is a year-round program of the Denver Film Society that not only celebrates the art and achievements of women filmmakers around the world but also brings 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.


The Starz Denver Film Festival is proud to present and array of candid, thought- provoking, and often iconoclastic works by women—the likes of which aren’t often available or obvious to mainstream audiences.


Sponsored By: Barbara Bridges , Caz Matthews

  • A Bitter Taste of Freedom

    A Bitter Taste of Freedom

    Russia , 2011 , 86 min. Russian documentarian Marina Goldkovskaya pays homage to her old friend Anya Politkovskaya, the crusading Moscow journalist who told the truth about her country's dirty war in Chechnya—and paid the price for it in 2006, when she was shot to death at her apartment door.... more
  • Cinema Q presents: Chely Wright - Wish Me Away

    Cinema Q presents: Chely Wright - Wish Me Away

    USA , 2011 , 96 min. Must end Thursday, June 21st at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax Digital presentation - Chely Wright: Wish Me Away is the story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her un... more
  • The Dish and The Spoon

    The Dish and The Spoon

    USA , 2010 , 90 min. In Alison Bagnall’s often humorous, always poignant indie drama, a hysterical wife seeks revenge on her straying husband by forming an unlikely friendship with a vulnerable British boy. Rising stars Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander turn in utterly luminous performances.... more
  • Maria My Love

    Maria My Love

    USA , 2011 , 99 min. Jasmine McGlade Chazelle's witty feature debut examines the unlikely friendship between a young café waitress who's grieving the death of her mother and a strangely insightful maternal figure (Hollywood veteran Karen Black)—who also happens to be a compulsive hoarder.... more
  • One Night Stand

    One Night Stand

    USA , 2011 , 74 min. One Night Stand joyfully documents the anxiety, camaraderie, and artistry that unfold when Broadway’s best actors, writers, composers, and directors collaborate to create and perform four mini-musicals in 24 hours for an annual fundraiser in New York City.... more
  • One. Two. One.

    One. Two. One.

    Iran , 2011 , 79 min. Iranian painter-turned-filmmaker Mania Akbari explores the divide between body and soul against the wholly contemporary background of electronic communication, where love letters are composed on cell phones and close encounters seem far removed for a once-pretty girl who has been disfigured.... more
  • Pariah

    Pariah

    USA , 2011 , 86 min. Writer-director Dee Rees makes her debut with the semi-autobiographical tale of a Brooklyn teenager struggling to retain her grace, tenacity, and humor while struggling with the decision to come out as a lesbian. Spike Lee serves as executive producer.... more
  • The Price of Sex

    The Price of Sex

    USA , 2011 , 73 min. Emmy-nominated photojournalist Mimi Chakarova goes undercover to document the trafficking of Eastern European women after the fall of Communism. Poverty makes them targets; forced into prostitution, the women endure harrowing experiences in a network that reaches far beyond their squalid hometowns.... more
  • Staging Hope: Acts of Peace in Northern Uganda

    Staging Hope: Acts of Peace in Northern Uganda

    USA , 2010 , 98 min. This documentary follows a group of American actors to war-torn northern Uganda, where they lead teenagers from an internal displacement camp in a drama workshop.... more
  • The Water at the End of the World

    The Water at the End of the World

    Argentina , 2010 , 84 min. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Adriana asks sister Laura to take her to the southern tip of Argentina. Laura’s broke, so when she meets Martín, an alcoholic accordion player, she enlists his help in fundraising schemes—until their two-way relationship becomes triangular.... more
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