Ventura Film Society screenings

The Ventura Film Society has recently announced three screenings, new for 2020:

February 1, the VFS will screen On the Basis of Sex (2018) directed by Mimi Leder. The film focuses on the early years of the career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the numerous obstacles she would overcome in her fight for equal rights that eventually changed the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film will be shown at the Museum of Ventura County on Feb. 1, with generous support provided by the League of Women Voters. Doors open 6:30 with a no host bar and a performance by Vision 2020 Suffrage Passion Players before the 7:30 screening.

February 22, the VFS will be adding a third venue to our roster of screening partners with the presentation of Councilwoman (2019), directed by Margo Guernsey at Bell Arts Factory at 6pm. This recent award-winning documentary follows Carmen Castillo, a Dominican hotel housekeeper, as she campaigns and wins a seat on the city council of Providence, R.I. She has to manage her day job cleaning hotel rooms while advocating for low-income workers as a rookie politician. This free screening is sponsored by the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law. Following the screening, the film’s subject, Councilwoman Carmen Castillo will participate in a panel discussion along with Oxnard Councilwoman Carmen Ramirez. Free babysitting and light refreshments are provided.

Tickets for Marianne and Leonard and On the Basis of Sex are available online through Eventbrite and through our website at Prices are $12 for General Admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students with valid ID.

The Ventura Film Society believes in the transformative power of film. We are a non-profit organization under the fiscal sponsorship of Bell Arts Factory. Join us as we build a film culture in Ventura County with a curated collection of local, independent and documentary films, presented through imaginative cinematic experiences.

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