Suzanne Brown in the Denver Post provided some great insight into the career of the very talented Edith Head. Women+Film presents “A Conversation With Edith Head” that will kickoff the Women+Film VOICES Film Festival 2013 on March 3.
Lisa Kennedy, the Denver Post movie critic, provides an insider’s preview of the 33rd Annual Starz Denver Film Festival which opens on November 4, 2010. Included in the festival once again this year is the Women+FIlm Panel Discussion featuring the women filmmakers behind some of the most compelling films in the festival. To attend the film festival this year, purchase … Read More
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: July 10, 2010 Despite being stoned and tear-gassed on this trip, I find a reed of hope here. It’s that some Palestinians are dabbling in a strategy of nonviolent resistance that just might be a game-changer. The organizers hail the methods of Gandhi and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., recognizing that nonviolent resistance could … Read More
For the past decade or so, we have suffered from an inability to comprehend, or even to imagine, the inner lives of the young men who wage jihad as members of Al Qaeda. Who are these men, so eager for asceticism, violence, and martyrdom? At first, we think that’s what we’ll learn from “The Oath,” a fascinating documentary directed, produced, and shot by Laura Poitras. We don’t really, but what we do find out is of equal interest, and oddly reassuring.
By Karin Badt Published on Huffington Post “In a hundred years, women will be as present in cinema as men are,” French film director Julie Bertucelli optimistically opined, responding to how she felt about the fact that only 5 percent of established directors are men. “The field is so new that women have not yet taken their place.” She did … Read More
Barbara Crossette | November 3, 2009 Published on The Nation For a couple of decades, a small, underfunded nonprofit organization in New York called Equality Now has bolstered community groups in Africa that are making steady progress against the painful and destructive practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). But there is concern that an Equality Now-led campaign that has cost … Read More
By Karina Longworth, Monday, Mar. 8 2010 @ 12:13PM The Academy has a lot of stupid and/or controversial rules regarding the Best Documentary category, and one of them is that only two people can be nominated for a given non-fiction film–generally, the director and the producer most active during production. In the case of last night’s winner, The Cove, the … Read More
‘Two Spirits’ – The Fred Martinez Story By Matt Kailey That the world premiere of the film Two Spirits, about the murder of Navajo teenager Fred Martinez, will take place at the Starz Denver Film Festival on November 21 is fitting for several reasons. November is Native American Heritage Month, established to pay tribute to the history and traditions … Read More
The Rabble Rousers Oprah.com Leymah Gbowee’s mission: Defy a dictator, end a war, return her native Liberia to peace. Abigail Disney’s mission: Make a movie telling the world how it was done. Kevin Conley meets the visionary pair who reached across continents and cultures to show just how powerful women’s voices can be. In the fall of 2006, Leymah Gbowee, … Read More
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