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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.

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  • Bay of All Saints

    Bay of All Saints

    USA , 2012 , 74 min. Nicknamed “The Capital of Happiness,” Bahia, Brazil, is anything but for residents of the palafitas, slum dwellings perched on stilts above mounds of garbage in the filthy bay. Bay of All Saints director Annie Eastman spent six years documenting their plight.... more
  • Believing


    Netherlands , 2011 , 40 min. Martine is a successful doctor who champions emancipation, of women and immigrants. But her self-determination and worldview are challenged when her daughter decides to become a Muslim. Elsie de Brauw delivers a tour-de-force performance.... more
  • film/STILL: An Evening with Stacey Steers

    film/STILL: An Evening with Stacey Steers

    90 min. Stacey Steers’s labor-intensive films are composed of thousands of individual, handmade works on paper. Her films have screened at festivals and museums worldwide. She is this year’s recipient of the Denver Film Society's Stan Brakhage Vision Award.... more
  • Ginger & Rosa

    Ginger & Rosa

    United Kingdom , 2012 , 90 min. NOW PLAYING through April 11th at the Sie FilmCenter Digital presentation - London, 1962. Two teenage girls—Ginger and Rosa (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert)—are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their moth... more
  • Katia's Sister

    Katia's Sister

    Netherlands , 2008 , 85 min. A 13-year-old Russian girl in Amsterdam tries to make sense of her life as her mother and sister enter the grim world of stripping and streetwalking. Mijke de Jong’s poignant family drama explores the hard choices many immigrants are forced to make.... more
  • Not That Funny

    Not That Funny

    USA , 2012 , 98 min. In Lauralee Farrer’s romantic comedy, Stefan Lane (Tony Hale, Arrested Development) learns the girl of his dreams wants a man who can make her laugh, so he goes to great lengths to be that guy. But there’s one problem: he’s just not that funny.... more
  • Sister


    Switzerland , 2012 , 97 min. A lower-class Swiss boy steals from the wealthy patrons of luxury ski resort in order to support himself and his older sister. He handles the risky lifestyle well until family matters threaten to take away what stability he’s been able to create.... more
  • Stages


    Netherlands , 2007 , 80 min. Intimacy, isolation and their strange correspondence are at the heart of Stages, which gauges the ambivalence of a middle-aged ex-couple as they meet to dwell on the circumstances both of their divorce and of their deeply withdrawn 17-year-old son.... more
  • Violeta Went to Heaven

    Violeta Went to Heaven

    Chile , 2011 , 110 min. Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra became an international sensation with her passionate songs about love and oppression. This dramatization of her life depicts this talented, volatile woman’s sorrows and triumphs as she seeks her place in the world.... more
  • Virgin Tales

    Virgin Tales

    Switzerland , 2012 , 87 min. Randy Wilson, founder of the Purity Ball in Colorado Springs, believes young women’s bodies belong to God until the right man comes along. Virgin Tales documents two years with his evangelical Christian family as they promote chastity.... more
  • When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West

    When the Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West

    USA , 2012 , 96 min. A chronicle of the transformation of ancient Buddhist teachings from the caves of Tibet to meditation centers in the Western world. Actor Richard Gere and teacher Chögyam Trungpa promote the merits of meditation.... more
  • Women + Film: A Panel

    Women + Film: A Panel

    90 min. Join our accomplished panel of women whose paths have given them a powerful voice in the film industry and learn from their spirit in telling their stories.... more
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