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Experience nine remarkable films from the 2023 Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival! RMWF will host encore screenings featuring last year’s standout documentaries and an engaging Shorts program. Screenings will be daily at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm at our intimate “microcinema.” Come early and grab a drink and some food from vendors inside the Lincoln School and join us for these incredible independent films. 

March 4-9, 2024
Daily screenings at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

2727 N. Cascade Avenue, Suite 140 | Colorado Springs | 80903

Tickets: $15

special thanks to our Presenting sponsor

TICKETS

Tickets are $15 per film (or $15 for the Shorts Program) and sold individually. Ticket includes the film program and complimentary popcorn.

FILM SCHEDULE

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Special thanks to Colorado Running Company for sponsoring this film.

Directed by:  Christine Yoo

The San Quentin Prison Marathon has an unconventional route: 105 dizzying laps around a crowded prison yard. 26.2 TO LIFE is a new documentary that tells the story of incarcerated men who are members of the 1000 Mile Club, the prison’s long distance running club. They train all year for this 26.2 mile race. For the men who take their places at the starting line on a cool, sunny November morning, completing the marathon means more than entrée into an elite group of athletes. It’s a chance to be defined by more than their crimes. Cheering them on are a small staff of volunteer coaches, veteran marathoners who train with the runners throughout the year. The bonds they forge on the track create a community that transcends prison politics and extends beyond the prison walls as members are released. 26.2 TO LIFE is a story of transformation and second chances. The film offers a rare glimpse into a world out of bounds, as the men navigating life sentences seek redemption and freedom… or something like it. [98 minutes]

SCREENING TIMES

Special thanks to Donna and Mike Guthrie for sponsoring this film.

Directed by: Stephanie Kaznocha

After the death of a friend, two nuns in their golden years contemplate what their future holds. One confession leads to another and before they know it, they’re embarking on an adventure. [11 minutes]

SCREENING TIMES

This film is included in the ‘Shorts Program’

Special thanks to Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership for sponsoring this film.

Directed by: Alexis Neophytides

Dear Thirteen weaves together nine stories of thirteen-year-olds from across the globe. Video diaries and candid interviews reveal how global issues are shaping – and being shaped by – young people: rising anti-Semitism in Europe, guns in America, gender identity and racial divisions across Australia and Asia. This empathetic portrait of a new generation goes beyond stereotypes of adolescence to capture the complexity of finding a way into adulthood today. [80 minutes]

SCREENING TIMES

Special thanks to Donna and Mike Guthrie for sponsoring this film.

Directed by: River Autumn Finlay

When photographer and writer Cig Harvey found out her best friend Mary was diagnosed with terminal leukemia, she did what she knew best: made photographs. As Mary faced isolation and debilitating treatment, Cig set out to bring the world to Mary. Over the coming years, Cig captured and sent Mary images of beauty, life and color. Images that evoked the sensual, the sacred, the delicate and the brave. Images exploding with color, piercing with light, evoking the pain and beauty of life, even as we face death. As we reckon with mass trauma and loss across our country and the world, and continue to face so many – at times terrifying – unknowns, Eat Flowers shows us the way. Through images of beauty, and love letters to the world and the ones we love, Cig and Mary find a way through an unspeakable tragedy and loss. One image and message at a time. Eat Flowers is a call to LIVE. [15 minutes]

SCREENING TIMES

This film is included in the ‘Shorts Program’

Special thanks to Donna and Mike Guthrie for sponsoring this film.

Directed by: Heather Courtney

In a rural Texas Panhandle town, which has survived oil busts, devastating wildfires, and a diminishing population, a few things have remained constant – cowboys, high school football, conservative voters, and the family-owned weekly newspaper The Canadian Record. Despite editor Laurie Brown’s liberal editorials in one of the most conservative counties in the country, The Record is loved and relied on by the community. But now, an already bad economy has been made much worse by the global pandemic – bad news for a paper that gets 90% of its revenue from advertising. FOR THE RECORD follows Laurie, her town, and her newspaper, as she leads a valiant effort to keep it alive. With each day, The Canadian Record grows closer to being one of the 2200 newspapers in the U.S. that have closed since 2005.  [36 minutes]

SCREENING TIMES

This film is included in the ‘Shorts Program’

Special thanks to Sally Sharpe for sponsoring this film.

Directed by: Maggie Contreras

This spring 14 women will gather in Paris to show the world the singular talent which unites them and which for far too long has been considered the pursuit of only men. A flick of their wand can raise an ocean of sound and a look in their eye can command an army. Mothers, daughters, leaders—over four days each will take to the stage to compete in La Maestra, the only competition in the world for female conductors.  The story follows five women for whom this is life-changing —a moment of true validation, the realization of a dream, a last chance. La Maestra and the art of conducting come to express something greater than the music alone. These women are smashing the glass ceiling, not just for first prize, but for everyone. [98 minutes]

SCREENING TIMES

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Special thanks to FriendlyOpinions.com for sponsoring this film.

Directed by: Tonje Hessen Schei & Michael Rowley

Praying for Armageddon is a political thriller that investigates the dangerous consequences of the fusion between Evangelical Christianity and American politics. Through years of reporting, this film not only reveals how structures of fundamentalism weaken the very fabric of American democracy, but also highlights the devastating impact religion wields on U.S. foreign policy. From a grassroots foundation and megachurch empires to the dark backroom maneuvering in Washington D.C., this film ventures inside a movement that ultimately aims to destroy our civilization. This deep dive into power and policy unveils how politicians driven by faith embrace Israel as the key to their prophetic vision for the end of days, at any cost, ultimately escalating the spirals of violence in the Middle East. As Intercept journalist Lee Fang says, “We cannot look away.” [96 minutes]

SCREENING TIMES

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Special thanks to Donna and Mike Guthrie for sponsoring this film.

Directed by: Samantha Sanders

As the brutal Chicago winter draws near, Deirdre, Helen and Jennefer—avid open water swimmers—make a pact to continue through the snow and ice as the pandemic rages on. This intense commitment becomes their salvation from lockdown and helps alleviate each of their personal struggles. Initially just acquaintances, Swimming Through follows their friendship as it coalesces around their commitment to the daily ritual of swimming at sunrise in Lake Michigan. [15 minutes]

SCREENING TIMES

This film is included in the ‘Shorts Program’

Directed by: Chuck Schultz & Judah-Lev Dickstein

A little girl grows up in a custodial apartment hidden inside a New York City public library, where her father stokes its coal furnace 24/7. Four decades later, the little girl-turned-actor Sharon Washington chooses the theater to write her modern-day fairy tale childhood filled with real and imagined dragons, family secrets, forgiveness, and a life filled with books. But revisiting her past comes with an unforeseen cost.

It is in her solitary late-night revisions to pen an ending to her solo show days before opening night that the cost appears. She must descend and dwell in her scared little girl place from long ago to finally tell the flipside of her childhood story. It’s a time filled with uncertainty as her father battles with addiction and her mother copes with a life deferred. In that dark place, she discovers “I am the story.” [80 minutes]

SCREENING TIMES

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