The Edmonton International Women’s Film Festival returns to Metro Cinema this month, beginning on March 8 – International Women’s Day.
The festival (formerly known as “You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down“) is back with three movies that focus on the theme of women in politics. This is as timely a topic as ever, after the recent U.S. election, our own premier’s life being under constant threat and municipal elections in Edmonton where we have a chance to elect more women to city council and school boards (we currently have just one woman elected to city council).
March 8 – The Contender
A political thriller about a senator who is nominated to become Vice President and faces vicious attacks on her personal life. Pre-show with authors’ discussion and presentations is at 5:30 p.m. Movie screens at 7 p.m.
March 15 – Kim Campbell: Through The Looking Glass
A portrait of Canada’s only female prime minister and the campaign she lost. Screens with “Day of Change” about the Alberta NDP’s election victory in 2015. Pre-show at 5:30 p.m., movie screens at 7 p.m.
March 26 – Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?
Following on Hilary Clinton’s loss in November, this film looks at (many) other countries that have elected a woman to lead. Screens with 25%: A Documentary, which is about the push for more women to be elected to office. Pre-show at 12:30 p.m., movie screens at 2 p.m.
For more International Women’s Day events, you can check out our earlier post on what’s going on in Edmonton.
If you have any interest in running for office, or know a smart woman who should, you can find details about campaigning through YegParity.