Women + Film VOICES Film Festival 2012

Women + Film VOICES Film Festival 2012

Genre/Subject: Womens Issues

The Denver Film Society proudly presents the 2nd annual Women+Film Voices Film Festival, a six day event from Tuesday March 6 through Sunday March 11, 2012 - centered around International Women's Day, on Thursday March 8. Through documentaries, feature films, salons, and many in-person guests, Voices will showcase thought-provoking, inspirational stories of women from around the world. Each film will have a Voices host, either a woman personally involved with the film or a Denver community leader who will the film and lead a Q&A discussion afterwards. In addition, the Voices Salon Series will feature inspirational and accomplished women from the Denver area leading discussions on relevant issues featured in the Festival. This year the MacSpa Mobile Moviemaking event will expand into an on-line mobile film festival where participants from the community will have a chance to raise their own Voice and tell the inspiring story of someone they know.

Denver's Women + Film Voices festival a platform for change, evolution by Lisa Kennedy

Sponsored by:
Girls, Inc. of Metro Denver, Zonta Denver Club of Denver, Beyond Our Borders, Stephanie Bruno Wealth Advisor, The Shoppes at Castle Pines, The Institute For Women's Studies and Services of Metro State College of Denver, The Women's College of the Univ of Denver of DU, The Women's Foundation of Colorado, Tribal Girls, The Hive Book Club, Karen Moore, Fiona Baldwin, Sheila O' Brien, Mike McPhee, Novo Coffee, Whole Foods, The MacSpa, Megan Quicke, Flippinfilms.com, Glidetrack, olloclip, Studio Neat, ESC THUL, Colorado Public Radio

Films and Events in Program...

  • Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus

    Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus

    USA , 2010 , 78 min.
    Director: Holly Mosher 5pm Sat, March 10th Director Holly Mosher In-Person What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality? To some, it sounds impossible. But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that. BONSAI PEOPLE celebrates Yun... more
  • Opening Night: Ethel

    Opening Night: Ethel

    USA , 2012 , 97 min.
    Director: Rory Kennedy Opening Night Film 7pm Tues, March 6th with Reception to Follow An intimate, revealing portrait of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, directed by their youngest daughter who was born six months after his death, is a unique installment in the cultural history of this storied family. Rory Kennedy ... more
  • Hit So Hard

    Hit So Hard

    USA , 2011 , 103 min.
    Director: P. David Ebersole MUST END Thursday, May 10th at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax Patty Schemel IN-PERSON Saturday, May 5th for a post-film discussion after the 7:15pm show Digital presentation - HIT SO HARD follows the journey of Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band ... more
  • Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

    Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

    USA , 2011 , 100 min.
    Director: Bruce Beresford MUST END Thursday, July 12th at the DenverFilmCenter/Colfax Divorce makes you do crazy things. For Manhattan lawyer Diane (Catherine Keener), “crazy” means driving her teenaged son Jake (Nat Wolff) and adult daughter Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) to Woodstock to visit their grandmother Grace (Jane ... more
  • film/STILL: Persepolis

    film/STILL: Persepolis

    France , 2007 , 95 min.
    Director: Vincent Paronnaud , Marjane Satrapi In conjunction with the Clyfford Still Museum’s Drawing into Painting/Painting into Drawing exhibition, the Denver Film Society and Clyfford Still Museum presents Film/Still: PERSEPOLIS. As with the evolution of sketch drawing on paper to the painted canvas, the genesis of the graphic novel to anima... more
  • Poster Girl

    Poster Girl

    USA , 2011 , 38 min.
    Director: Sara Nesson 6pm Thurs, March 8th Director Sara Nesson In-Person POSTER GIRL is the story of Robynn Murray, an all-American high-school cheerleader turned “poster girl” for women in combat, distinguished by Army Magazine’s cover shot. Now home from Iraq, her tough-as-nails exterior begins to crack, leav... more
  • Salon Series 1: Women Who Make Movies

    Salon Series 1: Women Who Make Movies

    60 min. VOICES Salon Series I - Women Making Movies Saturday, March 10 at 4:00pm – 4:45pm If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. --Kathryn Bigelow ... more
  • Salon Series 2: The Barracks Are a Battleground

    Salon Series 2: The Barracks Are a Battleground

    60 min. Voices Salon Series II – The Barracks Are a Battleground Sunday, March 11 at 3:00pm – 3:45pm This Salon is inspired by the issues brought to light by our Mystery Screening plus Poster Girl and Iraq, Paper, Scissors, in a discussion lead by Tiffani Lennon, Program Chair of Th... more
  • Saving Face MARCH 2012 screening

    Saving Face MARCH 2012 screening

    USA , 2011 , 40 min.
    Director: Daniel Junge , Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Oscar Winner for Best Documentary Short, 2012! 7pm Wed, March 7 at the L2 Events Center with reception to follow Co-directors Daniel Junge & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and producers Davis Coombe & Alison Greenberg in person. Q&A to follow the film.... more
  • The Scarlet Letter

    The Scarlet Letter

    USA , 1926 , 115 min.
    Director: Victor Sjöström 1pm Sat, March 10th Hosted by Howie Movshovitz. Live piano accompaniment by Hank Troy In Puritan Boston, seamstress Hester Prynne is punished for playing on the Sabbath day; but kindly minister Arthur Dimmesdale takes pity on her. The two fall in love, but their relationship cannot be: Hest... more
  • The Girls in the Band

    The Girls in the Band

    USA , 2010 , 81 min.
    Director: Judy Chaikin 6pm Friday, March 9th Producer Nancy Kissock In-Person They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, unt... more
  • The Watching Hour: Boom!

    The Watching Hour: Boom!

    United Kingdom , 1968 , 113 min.
    Director: Joseph Losey 35mm presentation - One of John Waters' favorite films that he didn't direct is this hard to find over-the-top camp fest that was written by Tennessee Williams and stars Elizabeth Taylor at her most glamorous. The wealthy, self-absorbed eccentric Sissy Goforth (Taylor) has taken up residence ... more
  • The Watching Hour: Mean Girls

    The Watching Hour: Mean Girls

    USA , 2004 , 97 min.
    Director: Mark S. Waters 35mm presentation - After growing up abroad, brainy teen Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) moves to Chicago and haphazardly joins her new high school's most powerful clique. But there's hell to pay when the ex-boyfriend of the clique's menacing leader (Rachel McAdams) shows interest in being Cady's ... more
  • Twiga Stars: Tanzania's Soccer Sisters

    Twiga Stars: Tanzania's Soccer Sisters

    2010 , 67 min.
    Director: Nisha Ligon 4pm Thurs, March 8th Director Nisha Long via Live Skype Twiga Stars: Tanzania's Soccer Sisters is feature-length documentary by Nisha Ligon. It follows a season in the life of Tanzania's women's national football (i.e. soccer) team, affectionately nicknamed the Twiga Stars. Tanzani... more
  • Voices Mystery Screening

    Voices Mystery Screening

    USA , 2012 , 93 min. Mystery Screening 1pm Sunday March 11th... more
  • Women Without Men

    Women Without Men

    95 min. 7:30pm Sat, March 10th In her feature-film debut, renowned visual artist Shirin Neshat offers an exquisitely crafted view of Iran in 1953, when a British- and American-backed coup removed the democratically elected government. Adapted from the novel by Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur, the ... more
  • Closing Night: Wuthering Heights

    Closing Night: Wuthering Heights

    United Kingdom , 2011 , 129 min.
    Director: Andrea Arnold Closing Night Film 7pm Sun, March 11th with Pre-Reception Beginning at 5:30pm. Sponsored by Three Lions Pub. Andrea Arnold's WUTHERING HEIGHTS is an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily... more
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