As an ongoing commitment to bring film to our community, RMWF provides one of the largest collections of film featuring the work of female filmmakers. There is a suggested donation to join the Madelyn Osur Film Library. See details below.
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In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that’s every mother’s worst nightmare… He leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed, “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem creates the most viewed television program in the Middle East (30 million viewers per episode compared to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s 2 million viewers). In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem endures physical threats, protests, and legal action, all because of jokes.
Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper’s wife struggles with her work and her sanity, as she cares for her sick husband in the late 1800’s. When a mysterious stranger washes ashore, secrets hidden in deep waters come to light, and she is forced to confront both her past and her future. Shot on an island off the coast of northern Maine, “To Keep the Light” paints a landscape of stark, aching beauty, and reveals the inner life of a woman who embodies feminism long before the word existed – and stands, literally and figuratively, at the edge of society.
Miles Harrison, an ordinary American from Virginia adopts a beautiful orphan boy from Russia. Meanwhile, Bill Browder, a billionaire investment banker seeks justice for his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky who is killed after exposing corruption in the Russian government. The actions of both men cause the Russian Adoption Ban. Thousands of Russian orphans, many with disabilities, now have no hope of being adopted. Hundreds of U.S. adoptive parents are forced to live with the guilt of betraying their commitments and are unable to realize their dream of becoming a family.
Made using hand-crafted stop-motion collage animation, “Toys” tells the autobiographical father-daughter story of actress Peggy Pope. In 1930s farm country, Peggy’s father wanted a son, but he got her. He tries to toughen up his little girl by giving her toys intended for boys: knives, bats, lariats, guns. One day, he brings home an archery set. To his astonishment, she proves a savant and goes on a shooting spree around the yard, coming into her own and making him fear for his life. The film is narrated by Pope, now 86, looking back on this momentous encounter with her dad.
Films are available to borrow for all local residents of the Pikes Peak Region. Up to THREE FILMS (3) may be checked out at one time for up to TEN (10) DAYS.
These DVDs are the property of Rocky Mountain Women’s Film. Use is authorized for private home screenings only. Reproduction or public showings of these films, in whole or in part, are strictly prohibited. If you are interested in showing a film to a larger audience, please contact RMWF to make arrangements with the appropriate distributor and/or filmmaker.