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Our Time: Celebrating Women Festival

March 27 -28th - St. Augustine, Florida

Film Descriptions

Opening Night - Friday March 27th

Fly Like a Girl

Fly Like a Girl is an in-depth view of a movement of girls and women as they relentlessly pursue their passion for aviation, a field currently dominated by men. With insight from a lego-loving young girl who includes female pilots in her toy airplanes, to a courageous woman who helped lead shuttle missions to space,…

Saturday March 28th

Film schedule is subject to change

#MeAfterToo: Real Testimony. Real Truth. Real Time. (Doc Feature) – 2019

60:00 mins This documentary is a deep dive into the rape-culture experiences of several average Canadian women who shared their voices online during the #MeToo movement. Accompanied by testimony from female human rights legal experts, members of the Canadian parliament, and journalists, #MeAfterToo delivers real testimony and real truth, placing deeply personal female narratives in…

A Trip to Nowhere (Doc Short) – 2010

30:00 mins Over 10 years ago, a group of elderly women came forward with a secret story they wanted to share with the world – true stories of how they were abducted as children by the Soviet Union and sent to Soviet work camps during World War II. Sworn to secrecy upon their escape, the…

A Woman’s Place is in the House (Doc Short) – 2019

8:54 mins Indeed, a woman’s place is in the house… the House of Representatives, that is! This uplifting, upbeat music video celebrates womenpower – and the 36 new Congresswomen in the United States House of Representatives, with innovative music and intricate rap-style lyrics. This spirited film, with diverse artists inhabiting toe-tapping rhythms, underscores the positive…

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache (Doc Feature) 2018

120 mins Pamela B. Green’s energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Directed by Pamela B. Green.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Doc Feature) – 2017

88:00 mins The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr. Directed by Alexandra Dean.

By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South (Doc Feature) – 2019

75:45 mins In August 1920 in Nashville, Tennessee legislators cast the deciding vote to ratify the 19th Amendment, thus giving women in the United States the right to vote. Narrated by Rosanne Cash, NPT’s original documentary By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South chronicles events leading up to that turbulent, nail-biting showdown. Directed by Mary Makley.…

Carrying Tomorrow (Doc Short) – 2019

22 mins. “Where a woman lives should not determine if she lives.” In the rural town of Dangla, Ethiopia, hospitals have historically been viewed as the place where people go to die. Through the Safe Surgery 2020 Initiative, Dangla hospital’s surgical team prioritizes women’s health by reducing the risk of maternal death. Carrying Tomorrow shares…

Cracking Aces: A Woman’s Place at the Table (Doc Feature) – 2018

54:00 mins CRACKING ACES tells the fascinating story of the pioneering women who broke through the glass ceiling of professional poker. Long before the #MeToo movement, a handful of young poker players challenged stereotypes and battled a hostile environment where women were often abused, insulted, and sexually harassed. Despite the fact that some of the…

Eating Out: The Hunt for Sustainable Seafood (Doc Short) – 2019

6:00 mins Can you love the ocean and still eat seafood? We’re going to find out. In this episode we meet Lauren, a Miami native who’s new to spearfishing. She learns to hunt her own food in an effort to protect what she loves. Directed by Sarah Curry.

Election Day 2016 (Doc Short) – 2016

14:50 mins. After a long and contentious presidential campaign, more than 10,000 people spontaneously visited Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Rochester, New York to pay tribute to America’s most famous suffragist and place their “I Voted Today” stickers upon her headstone as an expression of their pride and gratitude. Although the grave was still a…

Falling South (Narrative Short) – 2017

38:55 mins. Charlotte puts Rochester in the rear view as she leaves her husband. She has never been on her own and doesn’t know if she’ll make it as her resources are stripped away. She meets diverse women who offer connection, insight, and laughter on the road to Florida and what may be a new…

First To Vote (Doc Short) – 2020

20 mins. This film documents the search for the first females to register and vote in Flagler County, Florida. “First To Vote” follows Kimble Medley and the Flagler County American Association of University Women chapter along their journey as they identify the first female voters and chat with the living ancestors of these pioneering women.…

Great Aunt Mabel (Doc Short) – 2018

14:52 mins Digging through a box of old family photographs, filmmaker Jim Gilmore found a faded envelope containing newspaper clippings, pictures and memorabilia of his great aunt: Mabel G. Reinecke of Chicago. Although she died before Gilmore was born, it turns out Mabel was a pioneer– and a groundbreaking woman of “firsts.” As Gilmore pieced…

Iron Jawed Angels (Doc Feature) – 2004

124 mins Defiant young activists take the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. Directed by Katja von Garnier.

It’s Me (Narrative Short) – 2019

14:35 mins. It’s Me is a dark tale of a game that cannot be sustained. Set over the course of an evening, a mother remembers moments from a game she played with her son throughout his childhood. Tragedy strikes when he unexpectedly returns. Directed by Helen Randag.

Last Stand to Nowhere (Narrative Short) – 2018

15 mins Last Stand to Nowhere is an all-female re-imagining of the most famous gunfight in the history of the West; the ultimate family feud between the Earp Sisters and the Clanton/McLaury Sisters that finds its resolution at the end of a gun barrel at the OK Corral. This female western is a simple act…

Maiden (Documentary) – 2018

97 mins. The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World race in 1989. This FREE screening of “Maiden” is made possible by funding provided by the St. Augustine Film Society.

Mother, Daughter, Sister (Doc Short) – 2018

28:07 mins. Amae, Thamee, Ama (Mother, Daughter, Sister) exposes the Burmese military’s practice of using rape as a weapon of war and gives voice to Kachin and Rohingya women activists calling for justice for these crimes. Directed by Jeanne Hallacy

Nobody Won That Bet (Doc Short) – 2018

14:45 mins. Growing up the youngest of ten kids in the “Catholic Industrial Complex” that is Dubuque, Iowa, Marikay Klein was born in 1958 with a one-size-fits-all life blueprint: get married and make babies. But as a young girl, she couldn’t even pretend to like dolls, that is, until Barbie—unmarried and childless—breezed in, destroying that…

Oh, Woman (Narrative Short) – 2019

9:03 mins In the middle of the night, a Latina writes a letter to her husband explaining why she wants to join the suffrage movement…and why she must leave him. Directed by Sarah Tice.

Pink Smoke Over the Vatican (Doc Feature) – 2011

64:00 mins The Roman Catholic Women Priests (RCWP) initiative is a renewal movement within the Roman Catholic Church. Our goal is to achieve full equality for all within the Church as a matter of justice and faithfulness to the Gospel. The Women Priests movement advocates for a new model of inclusive priestly ministry in the…

Sherman Park Rising (Doc Short) – 2017

24:45 mins This mural was created with input and participation from over 150 community members following a summer of unrest and tragedy. It reflects coming together to create a hopeful future. The mural includes narratives and images that were sketched by residents themselves during community input workshops for the design. The project was documented to create…

The Good Life (Doc Short) – 2019

30 mins. “The Good Life” is a story of trauma, scars, healing, and freedom. This documentary is about a choice made from a pinnacle moment that changed a life of trauma, abuse, depression and nonexistence to one of healing from sexual child abuse, being set free, and the movement created out of the process. *********Change…

The Ito Sisters: An American Story (Doc Feature) – 2018

80:40 mins Three Japanese American sisters in their 80’s and 90’s share stories of humor, hardship and heartbreak as they recount how their immigrant parents struggled to make a life in America at the beginning of the 20th century. The family’s chronicle is set against the backdrop of the anti-Japanese movement in California, a 60-year…

The Land Where Women Rule: China’s Last Matriarchy (Doc Short) – 2016

“This film is provided by Women’s Voices Now.” 24:00 mins China’s one-child policy led to millions of female infanticides—except in a lush valley known as the “Land Where Women Rule.” Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Lugu Lake is home to China’s Mosuo matriarchy. The region’s 40,000 denizens have come up with a unique…

Women At the Wheel: Stories of remarkable women shattering cultural roadblocks and gender assumptions (Doc Short) – 2018

13:30 mins Some stories refuse to be ignored, despite concentrated efforts to erase contributions women have made in techno-industrial fields. Artist Pat Benincasa tells the story of thirteen women who defied spirit-crushing social norms to invent, race and design their way into automotive history. From Paintings To Video! Visual artist, Pat Benincasa created Women At…