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'Voices' Film Festival Discusses The Power Of Women

First Posted: 03/04/11 06:40 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

On the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day--and in the midst of Women's History Month--the Denver Film Society is screening 13 films by, about, and for women.

The Festival is opening with Miss Representation, a documentary directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom--a.k.a. the First Lady of San Francisco--about the media's still-mediocre-portrayal of women as primarily objects rather than as leaders. The film is coming straight from its Sundance world premier where, according to a press release, it was also acquired by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

The second night of the festival continues with the Denver premier of Soul Surfer, based on Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack while surfing, and special red carpet appearances by Ms. Hamilton and the actress who portrayed her, AnnaSophia Robb.

Check out some trailers from the Women + Film Festival:

Miss Representation
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Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 2011.

A documentary about the consequences of the media's limited portrayal of women.

Date: Tuesday March 8
Time: 7 PM, Opening night and post reception

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