38th Annual Film Series:Women Filmmaker’s Showcase

The 38thAnnual Harbour Winn Film Institute at Oklahoma City University

Join us for a series of international films on the theme “Women Filmmaker’s Showcase”
Not that long ago it would have been difficult to put together a year-long series of international films made by women. Now there are too many to choose from for our monthly screenings. While women filmmakers are still underrepresented at the major international film festivals and still subject to the politics of a male-dominated industry, the percentage of films included in festival circuits and recognized with awards grows each year. This season we offer a women filmmakers showcase to celebrate these advances. We include here a couple of older selections from pioneering women filmmakers and include several by those who are just now gaining recognition for their impressive work. While some of these films take on topics that have been the wheelhouse of women’s film—such as children’s lives, sexual coming-of-age, motherhood, traditional gender roles—most of them just tell good stories. We have reached an era, at last, when “women’s film” doesn’t have to be any one thing.

The regular Film Institute screenings will take place at 2:00 PM on the second Sunday of each month (except for holidays) throughout the school year, September through April.Unless otherwise noted, all screenings take place in our new location:

Norick Art Center, 1601 NW 26thStreet (NW 25th & N. Florida)
Parking is available in the lots west and north of the building.

All screenings are free and open to the public–invite a friend!

“Second Sundays” Film Schedule

Sun., Sept. 8   2:00 PM
Nervous Translation (2018), Dir. Shireen Seno, Phillippines

Sun., Oct. 13    2:00 PM   (creepy Halloween fun!)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
(2014), Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour, Iran/US

Sun., Nov. 10    2:00 PM
The Stories We Tell (2012), Dir. Sarah Polley, Canada

Sun., Dec. 8    2:00 PM
Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962), Dir. Agnès Varda, France

Sun., Jan. 12    2:00 PM
Capernaum (Chaos) (2018), Dir. Nadine Labaki, Lebanon/France

Sun., Feb. 9    2:00 PM
Daughters of the Dust
(1991), Dir. Julie Dash, USA

Sun., March 8 2:00 PM
Mustang (2015), Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Turkey/France

Find more great titles by women directors here!

Other Special Events and Screenings

Thur., Aug. 8 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Rider (2017), Dir.Chloe Zhao, USA

“Dinner and a Movie” collaboration at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rdSt.,S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Fri., Aug. 23
The Film Institute hosts OKC’s Queer Continuum for a screening and panel discussion
Happy Birthday, Marsha! (2017, short), Dir. Tourmaline (aka Reina Gossett) & Sasha Wortzel
The Real Life Test (2018, documentary feature), Dir. Peter Hermes

Fri., March 13    8:00 PM, Oklahoma City Museum of Art Auditorium
An evening with independent filmmaker Kevin Willmott (co-writer of BlacKKKlansman and creator of CSA: Confederate States of America)

Sun., March 29    2:00 PM
Picturing Poetry, our annual film promoting the poetic arts in advance of the annual Thatcher Hoffman Smith spring poetry series
Shì (Poetry) (2010) – Dir. Chang-Dong Lee, South Korea

Wed., April 1   10:00 or 8:00 PM
Poet Ellen Bass
Kerr-McGee Auditorium, Meinders School of Business
NW 26th& McKinley