The High Falls Women in Film Series focuses on storytelling from a women’s perspective, with independent and international films, mixing emerging and established female talent behind, and in front of, the lens.
The series is a continuation and celebrates the legacy of the High Falls Women’s Film Festival which, for more than 20 years, celebrated the artistry and innovation of women behind the camera, in leading roles on screen, and at the heart of storylines.
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HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Thursday, August 31 at 7:30pm | Following the career of singer Sinéad O’Connor through her rise to fame and how her iconoclastic personality led to her exile from the pop mainstream.
SPECIAL SCREENING | Monday, August 21 at 7:30pm | A college student attends a family shiva where she is accosted by her relatives, outshined by her ex-girlfriend, and face-to-face with her sugar daddy and his family. From BOTTOMS duo Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30pm | Nana, a gentle, beautiful young woman, escapes a violent anti-communist purge. Afterwards she lives comfortably as the second wife of a rich Sundanese man but her past re-emerges in her dreams.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM x SPOOKY SEASON | Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30pm | Valeria’s joy at becoming a first-time mother is quickly taken away when she’s cursed by a sinister entity. As danger closes in, she’s forced deeper into a chilling world of dark magic that threatens to consume her.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Friday, July 21 at 7:00pm | Theatre 5 | Screening and Discussion with the Strong National Museum of Play | Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of humans.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30pm | Theatre 5 | As cancer spreads, Noelia’s decides to return to her native Puerto Rico to claim freedom.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30pm | Theatre 5 | An aspiring black lesbian filmmaker researches an obscure 1940s black actress billed as the Watermelon Woman.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30pm | Theatre 1 | Marjane Satrapi’s animated film, based on her graphic novel, follows a girl as she comes of age during the Iranian Revolution.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30pm | Theatre 5 | During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30pm | Theatre 5 | In this cult classic dark comedy, a naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. Starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, and RuPaul
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Monday, March 6 at 7:30pm | Theatre 5 | Lina Wertmüller became the first woman nominated for a “Best Director” Oscar with this picaresque story that follows a scoundral (with seven sisters) in WWII-era Italy.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Saturday, January 21 at 3:30pm | Theatre 5 | Sarah Polley (writer/director of the upcoming “Women Talking”) plays with the documentary format to explore memory and storytelling, in this compelling mystery.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30pm | Directed by Mary Lambert, this 1989 horror classic, written by Stephen King, explores the consequences of raising the dead.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30pm | From rising star director Nikyatu Jusu, NANNY is a horror-drama about an immigrant woman, her new job, and a violent presence that begins to invade both her dreams and reality.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM SERIES | Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30pm | Academic overachievers Amy and Molly thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up on their high school peers. But on the eve of graduation, the best friends suddenly realize that they may have missed out on the special moments of their teenage years. Determined to make up for lost time, the girls decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night — a chaotic adventure that no amount of book smarts could prepare them for.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30pm | The death of punk icon and X-Ray Spex front-woman Poly Styrene sends her daughter on a journey through her mother’s archives.
Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin Skylar embark on a brave, fraught journey across state lines to New York City. Part of the High Falls Women in Film Series.
A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Wednesday, August 17 at 7:30pm | A rebellious 13-year-old who is dealing with the loss of her mother embarks on an adventure with a children’s party magician.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM | Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30pm | The female wrestlers of Ciudad Juárez fight in both the ring and their daily lives to redefine what it means to be a woman in Mexico.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM • Wednesday, January 26 at 7pm • Two Sisters, Kit and Dottie, (Lori Petty and Geena Davis) participate in the Women’s Baseball Association, along with other girls on the “Rockford Peaches” with Interesting and drunk manager Jimmy Dugan, (Tom Hanks) and wild girl Mae Mordibeto (Madonna), they find themselves surrounded with drama and troubles.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM SERIES • Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30pm • In 1990. two Mohawk communities enter into a 78-day armed stand-off with government forces to protect a burial ground from developers.
HIGH FALLS WOMEN IN FILM SERIES | Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30pm | Prism explores the legacy and effects of the racism inherent in photographic technology, which was developed with white skin in mind.