Festival in the Community: Manitou Art Center

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 Manitou Art Center.


Directed by Desiree Abeyta

Lauren is a Jewish American who grew up idolizing Anne Frank. Having received a final call back for a professional production of “The Diary of Anne Frank”, Lauren believes she is a shoe-in for the role. That is until she sees Mia, a Black actress from her conservatory, is her competition. This powerful film brings to the surface the ever-present questions of representation in casting: what do we consider a universal role, how does modern casting rectify the injustices in years past, and how do casting directors decide who is best for a role?The most important questions to tackle are often the most uncomfortable.


Directed by River Finlay

When photographer and writer Cig Harvey discovers her best friend is diagnosed with Leukemia, she sets out to fill her world with color and light. Eat Flowers is story about living.


Directed by Claudia Owusu and Ife Oluwamuyide

Ampe: Leap into the Sky, Black Girl is a documentary film by Ghanaian/Nigerian artists Claudia Owusu and Ife Oluwamuyide. Set in Accra, Ghana and their hometown Columbus, OH, the film is a rhythmic love letter to Black girlhood through the lens of the Ghanaian jumping and clapping game, ampe.

Ampe is a high-energy game played by girls in Ghana, West Africa. It includes jumping, clapping, and an all-around cheer as two teams select a stepping pattern and face off. The teams have leading players, referred to as “mothers”, who start the game and encourage players to compete at their best. The innate joy and competitive edge of ampe reveals the desire that Black girls have to be set free and feel a range of emotions without judgment.


Oct 12 2023


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



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Manitou Art Center
513 Manitou Ave
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