As an ongoing commitment to build community around film, we welcome you to explore a catalog of titles that have been shown at the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival over the last 35 years. These films celebrate the drive, spirit and diversity of women, while sharing the stories and experiences of those often unheard or unseen.
Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950’s.
“Kathrine’s Secret” tells the story of Kathrine Switzer’s historical journey to the finish line of the 1967 Boston Marathon. She reveals why she did it, why she’s fearless, and why she kept her plan a secret all along.
The Story of Percival Pilts
While playing on stilts, young Percival Pilts vows “Never again shall my feet touch the ground!” Compelled ever higher, he builds his stilts so tall that he no longer fits into normal society. A whimsical story about the challenges and charms of living an impractical life.
How I Got Over
HOW I GOT OVER follows 15 formerly homeless women as they create an original play based on their harrowing true-life stories for a one-night-only performance at The Kennedy Center. These women have never performed on stage. Yet, finding the courage within, they take a leap of faith and tell their stories.
My Voice, My Life
“My Voice, My Life,” a Hong Kong documentary directed by Oscar winner Ruby Yang, chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of underprivileged middle and high school students as they underwent six months of vigorous training to produce a musical on stage.
Maiko: Dancing Child
Life as a professional dancer over 30 is tough. This is the story of the talented Japanese prima ballerina Maiko Nishino who’s fighting to stay on top as a solo dancer in the Norwegian National Ballet, when she decides to start a family.
The latest film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), IRIS pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker (who passed away on March 5) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.
After having endured an abusive relationship with a young man, Becca found her life falling apart and was hospitalized in Denver for depression and anxiety. Her film ROCK BOTTOM chronicles her journey back to life, while sharing unvarnished accounts of the abuse. Interviews with friends and family (and even her own therapist) provide a multi-dimensional account of domestic violence among teenagers.
In SHADE, filmmaker Antreise Lacey examines how representations of light and dark skin play a role in creating destructive stereotypes.
In My Father’s House
Set against the crumbling landscape of Chicago’s battered south side, IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE is a yearlong journey from homelessness and alcoholism to self-discovery and redemption as Grammy-winning rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith reunites with his homeless father in a quest to reclaim his neighborhood and discover his true self as a father and son.
Tyke Elephant Outlaw
Honolulu, August 20, 1994. Tyke the circus elephant goes on a rampage in front of thousands of horrified onlookers. Her break for freedom will leave a city in shock and spark a global battle over our use of wild performing animals. (Graphic Images)
Since her husband passed away, Albertine – a 81 year-old woman – decided to isolate herself from the world. One evening, she is introduced to Mr. Dumont, whose intention is to let Albertine spend an unforgettable night…
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.
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