Voices Calling

Since its beginning four years ago, the Women + Film Voices Film Festival has been a place for women to be seen, heard and celebrated through film. Centered around International Women’s Day, the festival highlights the best in drama, documentary and comedy from the past year, offering first-time Denver screenings of critically acclaimed movies and audience-interactive events, with the lens pointed at women and girls from around the world.

Many films in the 2014 lineup — like the documentaries Bee People, Claw and Penny & Red — have strong Colorado connections, with both subjects and filmmakers hailing from the state.

“We have a great mix of films this year,” notes Tammy Brislin, festival founder and producer. “We’ve got a few more documentaries than usual. I think it is so important to have stories that are representative of international and local issues right here in the U.S.”

Panel discussions, Q&As with actors and filmmakers, and the Young Filmmakers Workshop are all part of this year’s festival, which kicks off tonight with the documentary Sepideh at 7 p.m., followed by a post-screening Skype chat with director Berit Madsen. Women + Film runs through March 23 at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue; tickets are $12 to $35. For a full schedule of events, as well as information and tickets, visit denverfilm.org.
March 18-23, 2014

 
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