SUN VALLEY — The 11th annual Family of Woman Film Festival will be held Feb. 27 to March 4 with the theme “Women on the Margins.”
The festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 201 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, with the annual Bonni Curran Memorial Lecture on the health and dignity of women. The speaker will be Maria Cavalcanti, executive director of Pro Mujer.
The annual Filmmaker Retrospective will be presented at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave., Ketchum. “Sun Come Up” — nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Documentary — follows the lives of the world’s first environmental refugees as they seek a haven from the rising ocean destroying their island home. Filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn will be honored and will speak about her latest work.
The opening night film at The Sun Valley Opera House will be “Mama Colonel” from the Democratic Republic of Congo, presented at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at 1 Sun Valley Road. This feature documentary tells the story of the remarkable Honorine Munyole — called “Mama Colonel” with affection by all whose lives she affects. Head of a special national police unit charged with the protection of women and children, she works to bring happiness back into the lives of women in a country devastated by a long civil war.
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Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 at Chapter One Bookstore, 340 Second St. W., Ketchum, and on screening days at the the Sun Valley Opera House box office. Tickets are: $15 each or $60 for all films. Special packages including advance tickets and special festival events can be purchased online at www.familyofwomanfilmfestival.org.
Boise State University, a Platinum Festival Sponsor, will present “Mama Colonel” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, BSU campus, Boise. “In Syria” (Insyriated) will follow at 6:30 p.m. Feb 28. Films are free to the public.