The Cheyenne International Film Festival is pleased to stay with its past tradition and featuring films made by women.
This year’s program includes films from around the world, as well as from the region. The subject matter is diverse.
Static (2011 TRT: 11min)
Directed by Mel Miskell (Australia)
Sia has returned home in an emotional twilight, paralyzed by a secret she can’t confront. When a friend from the past arrives through their reconnection she is able to find solace and equilibrium.
Ashley Waits (2010 TRT: 13min)
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Directed by Marylee Herrmann (Louisville, Colorado)
Would you have the courage to ask the tough question? With her boyfriend deployed to Afghanistan, young Ashley finds it unbearable. Jane, her best friend, has to summon the strength to confront her before Ashley reaches beyond the breaking point and does the unimaginable.
The Rose Garden (2012 TRT: 15:00)
Written and Directed by Pamela Cuming (Longmont, Colorado)
This bitter sweet story is about a man struggling with deep inner conflict who unexpectedly encounters a complete stranger whom through her compassion, acceptance and kindness, brings about transformation change and possibly even love.
West Side Girl (2011 TRT: 14min)
Produced by Liane Wunderlich and Andrew Serban and Directed by Andrew Serban
Patty Reilly — a devout Catholic, working class Irish, female punk — has lived in the rapidly gentrifying New York City neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen all her life. When she’s evicted in the middle of winter, she solicits the help of a couple of neighborhood friends to exact violent revenge.
when you find me (2011 TRT: 29min)
Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard (Los Angeles)
This story of two sisters whose childhood bond is tested by a tragedy they are too young to understand. Alternating between past and present, ‘when you find me’ is an emotional fable of two people coping with loss in very different ways, and what it takes to find peace within yourself and reconciliation with the ones you love.