Here’s the lineup for the 2023 Women+Film Festival and what else to expect
Tickets and full festival passes are available now for the fest that kicks off April 13.
Denver Film’s lineup for the 2023 Women+Film Festival features films of women caught in the webs of controversy, struggling with access to reproductive rights, fighting the social restrictions on their sexualities, and one about the first Black Barbie.
The festival will open on April 13 and run through April 16 at the Sie FilmCenter (2510 E. Colfax Ave).
Full festival passes are $75 for Denver Film Members/$85 Non-Member, and individual film tickets are $15 for Denver Film Members/$18 Non-Member. Tickets and full festival passes are available at denverfilm.org.
Opening night will feature “Judy Blume Forever,” a documentary by Emmy-winning filmmakers Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok, which follows Blume’s journey as an author and how her work changed the way millions of readers understand themselves, their sexualities and what it means to grow up.
Friday’s screening of “Blue Jean,” a film about a gym teacher forced to live a double life during Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government, will be followed by a social gathering at Blush & Blu (1526 E. Colfax Ave).
“We’re thrilled not only to bring the best in woman-centric global cinema right to Denver but also to collaborate with a variety of woman-owned and woman-led local businesses,” said Denver Film Programming Manager Ambriehl Turrentine. “This ultimate goal of our festival is to celebrate and strengthen our connection to film itself and our own community.”
April 15 will feature a Women + Film Marketplace with local vendors, including Kitty Kat Chase, Jo’s Body Shop, DorothyDear Creations and The Knick Knack Project with more to be announced.
“The Eternal Memory” will conclude the festival on April 16. Through archival footage from newsreels and intimate home videos, the film explores a Chilean couple’s 25-year romance, a husband’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s and his wife’s role as caretaker.
The film won the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
The festival will feature live Q&As with filmmakers immediately following the presentation of “The Disappearance of Shere Hite” on Saturday, April 15 at 7 p.m. and the presentation of “Girl Talk” on Sunday, April 16 at 11:30 a.m.
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