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Women+Film returns April 9-14 for 6-days of documentaries, narratives, and short films celebrating the best in women-centric programming; both by and about women. These thought-provoking stories of women from around the world are sure to inspire all audiences – both male and female – that come to see them. And if the movies aren’t enough inspiration, the powerhouses in filmmaking that come to discuss them will be sure to.

In addition to the amazing showcase of movies over 6-days, we also host panel discussions, special events, Q&A’s, a marketplace, culinary reception, an Awards Bruch with special guests, and so much more.

 

 

2019 Women+Film Program

All-Access Pass

The best way to experience the Women+Film Festival is with a festival pass! With your all-access pass you will receive one (1) ticket to all film screenings, including Opening and Closing Night, receptions, and special events (excludes brunch). The only way to guarantee a seat for all screenings (even if they sell out) is to purchase your pass now.

Awards Brunch

Friday, April 12th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Come join filmmakers and fellow festival-goers at Mile High Station for the annual Women+Film Festival Brunch. Long-time friend and supporter Lesley Dahlkemper will be honored with the festival’s Impact Award and. Abigail Disney will be presented with the Women+Film Inspiration Award.

Opening Night: Knock Down The House

Tuesday, April 9th, 7:00 pm
Join us after the film for a reception in Henderson's lounge.
At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever.

Wild Rose

Wednesday, April 10th, 7:00 pm
A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star.

Always In Season

Wednesday, April 10th, 7:30 pm
Directed, produced, and written by Jacqueline Olive, Always in Season explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching nearly 5,000 African Americans and connects this form of racial terrorism with racial violence today.

Gretchen Carlson: Breaking The Silence

Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 pm
Gretchen Carlson will sit down for a one-on-one conversation with Lauren Y. Casteel, President & CEO, The Women's Foundation.
Carlson travels the country uncovering untold stories of sexual harassment and abuse.
Presented by SeriesFest, In partnership with The Women's Foundation of Colorado.

Ophelia

Thursday, April 11th, 7:30 pm
Ophelia comes of age as a lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

Olympia

Friday, April 12th, 4:00 pm
This revealing and unfiltered documentary follows the life and career of academy-award-winning actress, Olympia Dukakis. Starting on the day she turns eighty and continuing for three years, this film deals with the struggles and pains surrounding identity and the roles placed on us by society.

Naila and the Uprising

Friday, April 12th, 7:00 pm.
Presented by Executive Producer Abigail E. Disney
When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Friday, April 12th, 7:30 pm
Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic.

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Saturday, April 13th, 11:30 am
In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, made a solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to study animal behavior in the wild on that continent.

Women+Film Shorts

Saturday, April 13th, 1:30 pm
This shorts program features narrative, documentary and animated films from around the world. Touching on timely movements and issues, historical biographies, and personal experiences for both young and old, these films by and about women pack an emotional punch in a brief duration.

One Child Nation

Saturday, April 13th, 4:30 pm
One Child Nation unmasks the tightly held secrets of China’s one-child policy and, in so doing, free the voices of millions irreparably harmed by the practice.

What She Said

Saturday, April 13th, 7:00 pm
Pre-film introduction and post-film discussion led by Melinda Barlow, Ph.D.,
What She Said tells the story of longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author Pauline Kael.

Ask For Jane

Saturday, April 13th, 7:30 pm
A fictionalized version of the true story of the Jane Collective, a group of young women in 1969 who helped provide over 11,000 safe and illegal abortions in the years before Roe v. Wade.

Working Women

Sunday, April 14th, 2:00 pm
Orna, (Liron Ben Shlush) returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny (Menashe Noy). While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss.

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Sunday, April 14th, 4:00 pm
In 2003, at age 13, she was out surfing when she was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark, a run-in that cost her her right arm. More than a decade later, Hamilton, now a mother, undertakes her greatest challenge—chasing a toddler and chasing the biggest wave of her career.

Closing Night: To The Stars

Sunday, April 14th, 7:00 pm
Pre-Reception at 5:30 pm in Henderson's Lounge. Q&A with cast and crew following screening!
Maggie’s mysterious past can no longer be suppressed throwing her tiny community into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her friend and herself.

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