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Films Across Borders: Stories of Women

Millions of Women, Countless Stories
50+ Films, 14 Venues

Films Across Borders: Stories of Women

Films Across Borders: Stories of Women, a multi-cultural film series, showcases an eclectic selection of cinematic works by and about women. Now more than ever, the importance of gender-balanced perspectives and parity in representation is clear. Stories of Women gives voice to vital and diverse female viewpoints through dramatic features, documentaries and shorts.

Screenings, panels and audience Q&As will explore key issues around the female gaze, women in film, and the ways in which women, fighting for equality on screen and behind the camera, raise awareness about key social issues, inspire action and pave the way for stories of other underrepresented populations to be brought to the fore.

Film trailer with videos coming soon.

2018 Schedule

Fri, Oct 5 | 6:30 pm
RBG (documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg)(2018, USA)
Opening Night Reception, Film & Discussion
AU Doyle/Forman Theater
Sat, Oct 6 | 2:00 pm
The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman (2017, Belgium/Cameroon)
National Gallery of Art
Sat, Oct 6 | 4:00 pm
Ava (2017, Iran/Canada)
National Gallery of Art
Tues, Oct 9 | 6:30 pm
Most Beautiful Island (2017, USA)
SPAIN arts & culture
Sat, Oct 13 | 2:00 pm
Jamila (2018, Kyrgyzstan)
National Gallery of Art
Sat, Oct 13 | 4:00 pm
DeDe (2017, Georgia)
National Gallery of Art
Tues, Oct 16 | 6:00 pm
Teacher of the Year (2017, USA)
DC Laborfest at Takoma Busboys and Poets
Tues, Oct 16 | 7:00 pm
Hold Me Down (2017, Sweden)
Embassy of Sweden at House of Sweden
Thur, Oct 18 | 6:30 pm
Greetings from Fukushima (2016, Germany)
Goethe Institut
Tues, Oct 23 | 6:00 pm
Teacher of the Year (2017, USA)
DC Laborfest at Shirlington Busboys and Poets
Thur, Oct 25 | 6:30 pm
24 Weeks (2016, Germany)
Goethe Institut
Sat, Oct 27 | 2:00 pm
The Long Ride by Valerie Lapin Ganley (2017, USA)
Immigration Film Fest at Washington Ethical Society
Sat, Oct 27 | 4:30 pm
New Voices of Immigration:  Student/Youth Shorts Program (2017-18, USA/Germany/Grenada)
Immigration Film Fest at Washington Ethical Society Social Hall
Sat, Oct 27 | 4:30 pm
Women's Work: Lights, Camera, ACTION (2018, USA/UK)
Immigration Film Fest at Washington Ethical Society Main Hall
Sat, Oct 27 | 7:30 pm
The Immigrant(feature), American Deportation(short), & My Immigrant Story(short)(2018, USA)
Immigration Film Fest at Washington Ethical Society
Sun, Oct 28 | 4:30 pm
Women's Stories: In Our Own Words(Program of Shorts)(2017-18, UK/ Poland/ USA/ Turkey/ Bangladesh)
Immigration Film Fest at Washington National Cathedral
Mon, Oct. 29| 7:00 pm
Wanda (1970, UK)
American Film Institute
Tues, Oct 30 | 7:00 pm
The Watermelon Woman (1996, USA)
American Film Institute
November 1 - 4 |
Back for Good (part of FilmNeu) (2017, Germany)
Goethe Institut at E Street Cinema
Thur, Nov 1|5:15 & 9:30 pm
Wanda (1970, UK)
American Film Institute
Thur, Nov 1 | 7:30 pm
The Watermelon Woman (1996, USA)
American Film Institute
Fri, Nov 2 | 5:15 pm
Wings (Krylya) (1996, USSR)
American Film Institute
Fri, Nov 2 | 9:45 pm
Raw (2017, France)
American Film Institute
Sun, Nov 4 | 7:05 pm
One Sings; The Other Doesn't (1977, France)
American Film Institute
Sun, Nov 4 | 9:00 pm
Daisies (1966, Czechoslovakia)
American Film Institute
Mon, Nov 5 | 5:15 & 9:00 pm
Daisies  (1966, Czechoslovakia)
American Film Institute
Mon, Nov 5 | 7:00 pm
Wings (Krylya) (1996, USSR)
American Film Institute
Mon, Nov 5 | 7:05 pm
One Sings; The Other Doesn't (1977, France)
American Film Institute
Tues, Nov 6 | 5:15 pm
Girlfriends (1978, USA)
American Film Institute
Tues, Nov 6 | 7:15 pm
Júlia ist (2017, Spain)
American Film Institute
Tues, Nov 6 | 10:00 pm
Raw (2017, France)
American Film Institute
Wed, Nov 7 | 5:15 & 9:15 pm
Daisies  (1966, Czechoslovakia)
American Film Institute
Wed, Nov 7 | 6:45 pm
Girlfriends (1978, USA)
American Film Institute
Thur, Nov 8 | 5:15 pm
Wings (Krylya) (1996, USSR)
American Film Institute
Thur, Nov 8 | 7:15 pm
Fatma 75 (1975, Tunisia)
American Film Institute
Thur, Nov 8 | 8:45 pm
One Sings, The Other Doesn't (1977, France)
American Film Institute
Thur, Nov 8 | 9:30 pm
Raw (2017, France)
American Film Institute
Fri, Nov 9 | 5:15 pm
My Brilliant Career (1979, Australia)
American Film Institute
Fri, Nov 9 | 9:45 pm
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017, Indonesia/Malaysia)
American Film Institute
Sat, Nov 10 | 9:45 pm
The Diary of A Teenage Girl (2015, USA)
American Film Institute
Sun, Nov 11 | 7:00 pm
My Brilliant Career (1979, Australia)
American Film Institute
Sun, Nov 11 | 9:15 pm
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017, Indonesia/Malaysia)
American Film Institute
Mon, Nov 12 | 4:30 pm
My Brilliant Career (1979, Australia)
American Film Institute
Tues, Nov 13 | 4:30 pm
My Brilliant Career (1979, Australia)
American Film Institute
Tues, Nov 13 | 6:00 pm
Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno (2017, USA)
DC Laborfest at Takoma Busboys and Poets
Tues, Nov 13 | 7:00 pm
Cineast(e)s (2013, France)
La Maison Francaise, Embassy of France
Wed, Nov 14 | 6:30 pm
My Brilliant Career (1979, Australia)
American Film Institute
Wed, Nov 14 | 7:00 pm
Naila and the Uprising (2017, USA)
AU Doyle/Forman Theater
Thur, Nov 15 | 4:30 pm
My Brilliant Career (1979, Australia)
American Film Institute
Thur, Nov 15 | 7:15 pm
Mademoiselle Paradis (2018, Germany)
American Film Institute
Thur, Nov 15 | 6:30 pm
The Eternal Feminine (2017, Mexico)
Mexican Cultural Institute at NYU's DC Campus 
Thur, Nov 15 | 9:20 pm
The Diary of A Teenage Girl  (2015, USA)
American Film Institute
Fri, Nov 16 | 9:15 pm
Sofia (2018, France)
American Film Institute
Sat, Nov 17 | 10:30 pm
Scarlet Diva (2000, Italy)
American Film Institute
Sun, Nov 18 | 7:30 pm
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975, France)
American Film Institute
Mon, Nov 19 | 7:00 pm
Sir (2018, India)
American Film Institute
Mon, Nov 19 | 9:15 pm
Sofia (2018, France)
American Film Institute
Tues, Nov 20 | 9:20 pm
Scarlet Diva (2000, Italy)
American Film Institute
Wed, Nov 21 | 7:00 pm
Sir (2018, India)
American Film Institute
Wed, Nov 21 | 9:15 pm
Sofia (2018, France)
American Film Institute
Tues, Nov 27 | 6:00 pm
Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno (2017, USA)
DC Laborfest at Shirlington Busboys and Poets
Tues, Nov 27 | 7:00 pm
All About Actresses (2009, France)
La Maison Française, Embassy of France
Wed, Nov 28 | 6:30 pm
We are always walking (2017, Mexico)
Mexican Cultural Institute/Screening at NYU's DC Campus
Thurs, Nov 29 | 6:45 pm
Dancing Beethoven (2016, Germany)
SPAIN arts & culture
Tues, Dec 4 | 6:45 pm
Summer 1993 (2017, USA)
SPAIN arts & culture
Wed, Dec 5 | 7:00 pm
Faces Places (2017, France)
AU Doyle/Forman Theater
Tues, Dec 11 | 7:00 pm
Montparnasse Bienvenüe (2017, France)
La Maison Française, Embassy of France
Tues, Dec 18 | 6:00 pm
Union Maids (1976, USA)
DC Laborfest at Takoma Busboys and Poets
Tues, Dec 18 | 6:00 pm
Union Maids (1976, USA)
DC Laborfest at Shirlington Busboys and Poets
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