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.
Saturday, April 15th - Black Barbie: A Documentary
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?
Saturday, April 15th - Women+Film Marketplace
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
Saturday, April 15th - Shorts Program
HELP ME UNDERSTAND, Aemilia Scott
MAKEOVER MOVIE, Sue Ding
THRIVING: A DISSOCIATED REVERIE, Nicole Bazuin
GRANNY'S SEXUAL LIFE*, Urška Djukic, Émilie Pigeard
THE FEELING OF BEING CLOSE TO YOU, Ash Goh Hua
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 - Monica
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.
Saturday, April 15th - The Disappearance of Shere Hite
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.