Brattleboro Women's Film Festival

Mon 19th Feb 18: The 27th Annual Women's Film Festival is here!

WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL: Films by and about women, for everyone
WHEN: March 9 to 25, 2018
WHERE: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT

The annual Women’s Film Festival in Brattleboro, VT is the longest running women’s film festival in New England. Now in its 27th year, it is a celebration of movies from around the world and a platform for women to tell their own stories. It is also a major fundraiser for the work of the Women’s Freedom Center, a non-profit domestic and sexual violence organization in Southeastern Vermont.

Over the course of three weeks, beginning Friday, March 9th with the Opening Night Gala of champagne, hors d'oeuvres and film, more than 50 documentaries, feature films and shorts will be screened. There is truly something for everyone with films about sports, arts, friendship, activism, lesbian/queer lives, motherhood, gender roles, religion, and romance. New this year is a series of Shorts Programs; we will have several screenings of exciting short films including an evening of Queer Shorts.

The festival brings films to Southern Vermont that can often only be seen if you’re lucky enough to be able to travel to film festivals like Tribeca and Sundance. Many of the films which have been included in the Women’s Film Festival over the years have gone on to receive acclaim and award nominations.

The 27th annual Women’s Film Festival opens Friday, March 9th and runs through Sunday, March 25th at the New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro. For more information on this year’s films, screening times and ticket prices, go to

FESTIVAL FILM HIGHLIGHTS: La Chana - The film introduces us to La Chana, a talented Gypsy flamenco dancer, as she returns to the stage to give a final seated performance after a 30-year break. Along the way, La Chana reveals the secret behind her disappearance when she was at the peak of her career.The Rape of Recy Taylor - A documentary that concentrates much-needed light on this period of American history and the women who lived through it. The Rape of Recy Taylor brings attention to a little-discussed but common reality for black women in the Jim Crow South: racially motivated rape by white men. Window Horses - A mixed-race Canadian poet travels to a poetry festival in Iran and discovers her own voice while opening herself to those of others in this whimsical, animated film. It is an entertaining, educational, and poignant tale about identity and imagination that is filled with stories and poetry. Little Stones - An award-winning documentary that unites the personal narratives of four women around the world using art to create positive change in their communities. From a graffiti artist speaking out against domestic violence in the favelas of Brazil to a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, each of these women is contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women’s movement through their art.

Tickets for movies are $10 - sponsoring admission, $9.00 - general admission, $8.00 - sponsored admission.

A five-movie pass is available for $40. Passes may be purchased:
At Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro
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