In partnership with community organizations, RMWF provides free screenings of films from the Madelyn Osur Film Library and Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival programming to expose diverse and new audiences to entertaining and thought-provoking documentary film.

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thursDAY, July 18



Kafi Dixon dreams of starting a land cooperative for women of color who have experienced trauma and disenfranchisement in the city of Boston. By day she drives a city bus; at night she studies the humanities in a tuition-free course. Her classmate Carl Chandler, a community elder, is the class’ intellectual leader.  White suburban filmmaker James Rutenbeck documents the students’ engagement with the humanities. He looks for transformations but is awakened to the violence, racism, and gentrification that threaten Kafi and Carl’s very place in the city. Troubled by his failure to bring the film together, he enlists the pair as collaborators with a share in the film revenues. Five years on, despite many obstacles, Kafi and Carl arrive at surprising new places in their lives—and James does too.

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  • The Chinook Center
  • 2551 Airport Rd #107, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
  • Potluck (all are welcome) at 5:00 pm
  • Film Program begins at 6:00 pm
saturday, june 15


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From National Geographic Documentary Films, Academy Award-winning director Cynthia Wade, award-winning director Sharon Liese and executive producer Giannis Antetokounmpo, THE FLAGMAKERS poses one of today’s most pressing questions: who is the American flag for?

Employee-owned Eder Flag in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, sews and ships five million American flags a year. The flagmakers — locals, immigrants and refugees — stitch stars and stripes as they wrestle with identity and belonging. Sewing manager Radica, a Serbian immigrant, believes every flag has a soul. Ali, a war survivor from Iraq, is learning how to use a sewing machine after arriving in the United States just 90 days prior. Midwestern-born Barb’s genuine friendships with her immigrant co-workers belie her staunchly conservative beliefs. SugarRay, a Black man born and raised in Milwaukee, reflects on his complicated relationship with this country. Each considers: What does the American flag represent in a changing nation and world, and for whom?

THE FLAGMAKERS is an intimate glimpse into the people whose hands make America’s most recognizable icon.



By:  Skye Mahaffie and Sophia Capp

Deja, a steadfast black student from Detroit, and Sydney, a bubbly white girl from Georgia, are randomly assigned college roommates. These two new dorm-mates are excited to start their freshman year together, that is, until Sydney decides to decorate their room with a little piece of ‘Southern pride.’

BLACK FLAG is a biting short film about allegiance, censorship and the price of honoring the past.


  • Manitou Art Center
  • 513 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
  • Doors open at 6:00pm
  • Film Program begins at 6:30 pm

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