Women+Film Festival


Celebrating Stories by and About Women

Women+Film supports and promotes the visionary work of women filmmakers around the world and here at home to ensure ways for women to succeed as storytellers who will shape our cultural landscape and inspire audiences across Colorado. Films by and about women showcase the complexity of a large portion of our world, and bring to light the intricacy of a diverse environment. These stories are a powerful opportunity to connect us and to reflect on our own nature as individuals and as members of a larger community.


All-Access Passes Are on Sale Now!

The 2023 W+F All Access Pass includes access for one individual to all screenings, special events, and receptions during the 2023 Women+Film Festival, including both the Opening Night and Closing Night screenings and receptions. Please note that you must use your pass to reserve an individual ticket to all desired screenings.


The Program


Judy Blume Forever

Thursday, April 13th | 7:00pm

Trailblazing author Judy Blume's radical honesty changed the way millions of adolescent readers understood themselves, their sexuality, and what it meant to grow up. Emmy-winning filmmakers Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchock trace Blume’s journey, celebrating the magic and awkwardness of being young, and unraveling her profound impact on readers with humor, sensitivity, and a healthy dose of teenage riot.

An Eternity of You and Me

Friday, April 14th | 2:00pm

Albert and Sanne live in a house with their cat and chickens in the backyard. And more than anything, they dream of having a child. So they give it a try. A touching and humorous tale of gender roles and two people’s struggle to fulfill their dream of having a child.

Plan C

Friday, April 14th | 4:00pm

The abortion pill, which safely and effectively ends a pregnancy up to 12 weeks, has been approved by the FDA since 2000 and yet few have heard of it. PLAN C follows Francine Coeytaux, a public health specialist and the co-founder of the grassroots organization Plan C, as she and her team fight to expand knowledge of, and access to, the abortion pill across the United States. The film reveals the pipelines they built, the criticism they faced, and the hope they have for the future.

Blue Jean

Friday, April 14th | 7:00pm

England, 1988 – Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government is about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, forcing Jean, a gym teacher, to live a double life. As pressure mounts from all sides, the arrival of a new girl at school catalyzes a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.

Black Barbie: A Documentary

Saturday, April 15th | 11:30am

Love her or hate her, almost everyone has a Barbie story. Even if they don’t have a story, there’s a story as to why they don’t have a story. In this film, we tell the story behind the first Black Barbie, because yes, she has a story too. It started with the filmmaker’s 83-year-old aunt, Beulah Mae Mitchell and a seemingly simple question, “Why not make a Barbie that looks like me?

Women+Film Marketplace

Saturday, April 15th | 12 - 5:00pm

Explore and support the women-owned small businesses that will be featured in our marketplace, each one with a unique story to tell. This event is free and open to the public! More information about vendors to come.

Location: Sie FilmCenter Lobby

Shorts Program

Saturday, April 15th | 2:00pm

GRANNY'S SEXUAL LIFE*, Urška Djukic, Émilie Pigeard
INFANTRY, Laís Santos Araújo

*Viewer Warning: Granny’s Sexual Life contains details and depictions of sexual violence that some viewers may find disturbing.


Saturday, April 15th | 4:15pm

MONICA is an intimate portrait of a woman who returns home after a long absence to confront the wounds of her past. Reconnecting with her mother (Patricia Clarkson) and the rest of her family for the first time since leaving as a teenager, Monica (Trace Lysette) embarks on a path of healing and acceptance. The film delves into Monica’s internal world and state of mind, her pain and fears, her needs and desires, to explore the universal themes of abandonment and forgiveness.

The Disappearance of Shere Hite

Saturday, April 15th | 7:00pm

Nicole Newnham’s gripping, revelatory doc rediscovers a forgotten feminist icon and transports viewers back to a time of great societal transformation around sexuality.. Shere Hite, a feminist sex researcher and former model, became the public messenger of women’s secret confessions with her bestselling book “The Hite Report,” a groundbreaking study of the intimate experiences of women, challenging restrictive conceptions of sex and opening a dialogue in popular culture around women’s pleasure.

Girl Talk

Sunday, April 16th | 11:30am

Set in the cutthroat, boy-dominated world of high school debate, GIRL TALK tells the timely story of five girls on a diverse, top-ranked Massachusetts high school debate team. They are often talked over, under-represented and judged differently than their male counterparts, but each girl faces these challenges and shows us the value of speaking up and finding your true voice.

Showing Up

Sunday, April 16th | 2:15pm

A sculptor preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends, in Kelly Reichardt's vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art and craft.

The Eternal Memory

Sunday, April 16th | 5:00pm

Augusto Góngora, a veteran Chilean journalist and prominent chronicler of the crimes of the Pinochet regime, and Paulina Urrutia, actress, activist and politician, have been a tight-knit loving couple for over 20 years. Augusto was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s eight years ago, and now Augusto and Paulina face the inexorable and accelerating descent of his physical and mental powers together. Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time, the story of Paulina’s warm and uncompromising dedication and Augusto’s fierce fight to hold on to his identity is a deeply affecting testimony to their love. The Eternal Memory is both an inquiry into human dignity in old age and adversity and into the mechanisms of individual and collective remembrance. What – and who – do we recall from our past? Why do we forget or suppress certain memories, and what effect does this have, on a person as well as on an entire country?

The Pod Generation

Friday, April 14th | 7:15pm

A New York couple, Rachel (Emilia Clarke) and Alvy (Chiwetel Ejiofor) live in a not-so-distant future where technology provides ever-more convenient living. A rising tech company executive, Rachel lands a coveted spot at the Womb Center, which offers couples a convenient (and shareable) maternity by way of detachable artificial wombs, or pods. But Alvy, a botanist with an affection for nature, prefers a natural pregnancy. And yet, as Rachel’s AI therapist puts it, why is that “natural”? So begins the tech-paved path to parenthood.

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The 2023 W+F All Access Pass includes access for one individual to all screenings, special events, and receptions during the 2023 Women+Film Festival, including both the Opening Night and Closing Night screenings and receptions. Please note that you must use your pass to reserve an individual ticket to all desired screenings.

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