Women + Film VOICES Film Festival 2013

Women + Film VOICES Film Festival 2013

March 3 – March 10, 2013

The Denver Film Society proudly presents the 3rd Annual Women+Film VOICES Film Festival occurring in conjunction with International Women’s Day (on Friday, March 8). This weeklong Festival will showcase a mix of short films, documentaries, and feature presentations as well as salon discussions and many in-person guests in order to highlight thought-provoking, inspirational stories of women from around the world. And what’s a film festival without hospitality events, including a pre-Festival gathering, Opening Night and Closing Night receptions, and a special brunch for donors & sponsors on Closing Day.

• Pre-Festival Gathering for Donors & Sponsors
• Special Presentation – A Conversation with Edith Head on March 3rd
• Opening Night Film & VIP Reception
• Eighteen (18) Additional Film Screenings
• Three (3) Salons/Voices Salon Series
• Post-film Q&A’s and Panel Discussions with Visiting Filmmakers
• Mobile Moviemaking Workshop and Online Film Festival
• Private Brunch for Donors & Sponsors on Closing Day
• Closing Night Film & VIP Reception

Films and Events in Program...

  • VOICES Opening Night Film: Leonie

    VOICES Opening Night Film: Leonie

    USA , 2010 , 102 min.
    Director: Hisako Matsui 7:00pm Tuesday, March 5th Followed by Opening Night Reception in Henderson's Lounge In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passio... more
  • When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    USA , 1989 , 96 min.
    Director: Rob Reiner 2pm Wed March 6 Rob Reiner's romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as the title pair. The film opens with the two strangers, both newly graduated from the University of Chicago, share a car trip from Chicago to New York, where they are both going to m... more
  • Yogawoman


    USA , 2011 , 84 min.
    Director: Kate McIntyre Clere , Saraswati Clere 4:30pm Wed March 6 preceded by yoga in Henderson's Lounge at 3:30pm Also screens 12pm Sat March 9 YOGAWOMAN is a groundbreaking film that captures this fascinating time of awakening female power. With vivid detail and poignancy, YOGAWOMAN shows how women have embraced yoga for easing health... more
  • First Comes Love

    First Comes Love

    USA , 2012 , 108 min.
    Director: Nina Davenport 7pm Wed March 6 Director Nina Davenport In Person First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, that old playground song didn’t go as planned. Single at age 41, she decides to have a baby on her own, never minding the odds stacked... more
  • The Girl

    The Girl

    USA , 2012 , 95 min.
    Director: David Riker 7:15pm Wed March 6 4:30pm Thurs March 7 Struggling with the loss of her child to Social Services, a single mother is trapped in the quicksand of her south Texas life. When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she begins a journey that will change her life – discovering that sh... more
  • Sleepless in Seattle

    Sleepless in Seattle

    USA , 1993 , 105 min.
    Director: Nora Ephron 2pm Thurs March 7 20th Anniversary - new 35mm Print After his wife Maggie passes away, Sam Baldwin and his adolescent son Jonah relocate from Chicago to Seattle to escape the grief associated with Maggie's death. Eighteen months later, Sam is still grieving and can't sleep. On Christmas Eve... more
  • Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia

    USA , 2009 , 123 min.
    Director: Nora Ephron 2pm Fri March 8 Meryl Streep is Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in writer-director nora Ephron's adaptation of two bestselling memoirs: Powell's "Julie & Julia" and "My Life in France," by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme. Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia intert... more
  • Get Together Girls

    Get Together Girls

    USA , 2012 , 76 min.
    Director: Vanessa Crocini 4:30pm Fri March 8 & Sat March 9 Director Vanessa Crocini In Person In the mountains around Nairobi, Kenya, and more precisely close to the village of Ngong, there is a place where education, protection, creativity and initiative have come together to give hope for a better future and a gre... more
  • Girl Rising

    Girl Rising

    USA , 2013 , 101 min.
    Director: Richard Robbins 7pm Fri March 8 & 2pm Sat March 9 Producer Rediate Tekeste in-person From Academy Award® nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning producers of The Documentary Group and Vulcan Productions, strategic partner, Intel Corporation, and distribution partners CNN Films and Gathr... more
  • Inocente with Going Up the Stairs

    Inocente with Going Up the Stairs

    92 min. Congratulations to INOCENTE - winner of Best Documentary Short at the 85th Academy Awards®! Inocente screens at 7:15pm Fri March 8 with Inocente Producer Yael Melamede In-Person and Reception to Follow... more
  • Filly Brown

    Filly Brown

    USA , 2012 , 80 min.
    Director: Youssef Delara , Michael D. Olmos 7pm Sat March 9 Actress Gina Rodriguez In Person Majo Tonorio, a.k.a. “Filly Brown,” is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits rhymes from the heart. With an incarcerated mother, and a father struggling to provide for his daughters, a record contract could be the ticket out for... more
  • Wonder Women!

    Wonder Women!

    USA , 2012 , 62 min.
    Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan 1:30pm Sun March 10 Preceding the screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, Melinda Barlow, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, will lead a presentation in the theatre on the film. Traces the fascinating evolut... more
  • VOICES Shorts Package

    VOICES Shorts Package

    67 min. 4pm Sun March 10 Filmmakers In-Person A collection of short films that include both professional women and student filmmakers. Student entries are from past Denver Film Society's Young Filmmakers Workshops. The professional films are all Denver premieres, and are offered through a partn... more
  • Voices Mystery Screening Fundraiser
  • VOICES Closing Night Film: Hannah Arendt

    VOICES Closing Night Film: Hannah Arendt

    Germany , 2012 , 109 min.
    Director: Margarethe von Trotta 7pm Sun March 10 Preceded by Closing Night Reception in Henderson's Lounge The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for her brilliant new biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Are... more
  • VOICES Salon Series I - Using Creativity to Empower

    VOICES Salon Series I - Using Creativity to Empower

    30 min. VOICES Salon Series I - Using Creativity to Empower Friday, March 8 at 12:00pm – 12:30pm "A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something." -- Frank Capra, American film director Our first Salon of the Festival will look at the transformative power of creativity, as seen in... more
  • VOICES Salon Series II - In Her Voice: Women Directors Talking Directing

    VOICES Salon Series II - In Her Voice: Women Directors Talking Directing

    30 min. Voices Salon Series II - In Her Voice: Women Directors Talking Directing Saturday, March 9 at 1:15pm – 1:45pm Melissa Silverstein, the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood and the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Athena Film Festival, will host a discussion inspired by ... more
  • VOICES Salon Series III -Wonder Women & Super Heroines presented by Melinda Barlow, Ph. D.

    VOICES Salon Series III -Wonder Women & Super Heroines presented by Melinda Barlow, Ph. D.

    30 min. Preceding the screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, Melinda Barlow, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, will lead a presentation in the theatre on the film.... more
  • Ginger & Rosa

    Ginger & Rosa

    United Kingdom , 2012 , 90 min.
    Director: Sally Potter 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
  • Mental


    USA , 116 min.
    Director: P.J. Hogan MUST END Thursday, April 18th at the Sie FilmCenter Digital presentation - The director of Muriel’s Wedding, P.J. Hogan, and star Toni Collette reunite in an original comedy with heart. The Moochmore girls are certain they all suffer from some kind of undiagnosed mental illness... more
  • The Watching Hour: Lady Vengeance

    The Watching Hour: Lady Vengeance

    South Korea , 2005 , 112 min.
    Director: Park Chan-Wook Screens Wednesday, March 6th at 9:45pm as part of our VENGEANCE IS HIS Tribute to Park Chan-Wook AND in our Women + Film Voices Film Festival! Digital presentation - After being wrongfully convicted of kidnapping and murdering a young child, a beautiful young woman (Lee Young-ae) is i... more
  • The Watching Hour: Repulsion

    The Watching Hour: Repulsion

    United Kingdom , 1965 , 105 min.
    Director: Roman Polanski 35mm presentation - The young Catherine Deneuve plays a Belgian girl stranded in '60s London, a shy beauty with no social skills. When her sister leaves their shared flat, Deneuve goes gradually, quietly, completely mad. Her world becomes Polanski's paintbox, as the director distorts reality ... more
  • Women + Film: CHASING ICE

    Women + Film: CHASING ICE

    USA , 2012 , 75 min.
    Director: Jeff Orlowski Special Women + Film presentation Thursday, April 11th at 7pm hosted by Barbara Bridges with producer Paula DuPré Pesmen IN-PERSON for a post film Q&A and reception! BENEFIT SCREENING FOR THE DENVER FILM SOCIETY. FUNDS RAISED THAT EVENING WILL BE MATCHED BY THE CLASEN MATCHING GRANT FOR DIG... more
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Today's Showtimes

First Look 6: Fitting In
11:00 AM
BLUE GOLD: American Jeans
1:15 PM
Two Days, One Night
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
21 Years: Richard Linklater
1:30 PM
The Patent Wars
1:45 PM
First Look 4: Last Stand
1:45 PM
Keep on Keepin' On
2:00 PM
Light Fly, Fly High
2:00 PM
3:45 PM
The Man Who Saved the World
4:00 PM
If God Comes Let Him Bring a Gun
4:00 PM
Seymour: An Introduction
4:00 PM
Shorts 1: Close Encounters of the Animated Kind
4:15 PM
Trying to Kill Giants
4:15 PM
First Look 5: Face to Face
4:30 PM
Casa Grande, or The Ballad of Poor Jean
6:15 PM
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
6:30 PM
Watchers of the Sky
6:30 PM
6:45 PM
The Exercise of Chaos
6:45 PM
White Shadow
7:00 PM
The Overnighters
7:15 PM
Like Sunday, Like Rain
8:00 PM
To Kill a Man
8:45 PM
This Time Next Year
9:00 PM
Warsaw '44
9:15 PM
I Am a Knife with Legs
9:15 PM
Lake Los Angeles
9:30 PM
Beltracchi - The Art of Forgery
9:30 PM
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