The second annual Women + Film Voices Film Festival begins tonight with the documentary Ethel and follows with five more days of thought-provoking films by and about women. Over the course of the week, more than a dozen films will get their due, along with complementing salons and question-and-answer sessions with women directly involved in the projects as well as some prominent female voices around the city.
"The festival is based around International Women's Day," says fest director Tammy Brislin. On the March 8 day of awareness, the FilmCenter will host a trio of films that share women's cross-continental stories, from the male-dominated fields of sports in Twiga Stars: Tanzania's Soccer Sisters to the military combat expose and Academy Award-nominated Poster Girl.
Adding a little pop-cultural fun to the lineup, the FilmCenter's Watching Hour series will give Mean Girls another run on the big screen on Friday, March 9.
Ethel is described as a revealing portrait of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, directed by the couple's youngest daughter, who was born six months after Kennedy's death. The show begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reception; tickets are $25 (or $20 for Denver Film Society members). For more information and to purchase tickets, call 303-595-3456 or visit www.denverfilm.org.
March 6-11, 2012