Festival in the Community: Lace & Grace Ministry
The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival is proud to expand our film screenings with Festival in the Community, where we host free screenings of select films leading up to the Festival. It’s a chance to sneak a peek before the Festival, plus a great opportunity to introduce your friends to the wonderful and thought-provoking films the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film brings to the Pikes Peak region.
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The following film is presented in partnership with Lace and Grace Ministry at Payne Chapel AME Church.
WHEN MY SLEEPING DRAGON WOKE
Director Chuck Schultz and Co-Director/Editor 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.”