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From Our Friends At Women Sports Film Festival: Sporty Moms on Screen

Here’s a short, curated list of films featuring athletes who are also mothers from our friends at Women Sports Film Festival.

  • Luchadora (#WSFF16) follows Luna Mágica, a professional Lucha Libre Wrestling star who dreams of becoming World Wrestling Champion while struggling to make ends meet as a single mom in Mexico City.
  • In Denali’s Raven (#WSFF17) climber, skier and guide, Leighan Falley reconciles her adventurous spirit with the demands of parenthood by learning to fly.
  • Women are Mountains (#WSFF18) takes you to the quiet countryside of São Paulo, Brazil and into the lives of climbers Monica Filipini and Danielle Pinto as they balance their responsibilities as parents with their passion for the mountains.
  • Run Mama Run, a five-episode series that chronicles elite runner Sarah Brown’s journey as she trains through an unexpected pregnancy to compete in the Olympic trials 16 weeks after giving birth.
  • Being Serena on HBO, an intimate, first-person documentary about tennis legend Serena Williams during her pregnancy, early motherhood and marriage as well as her journey back to supremacy on the court.
  • Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (#WSFF19) on Netflix and iTunes, follows the legendary surfer on her journey from childhood to motherhood.
Support indie cinema fashionably (& safely!)

Though we’re still not sure when we can get back into the microcinema safely, now you can show your support for mama.film – and other citizens of the world – anywhere you go!

In the event and cinema world, (like everywhere else) everything is still up in the air, and we’re part of daily discussions about safety, responsibility, and the desire to continue to bring amazing stories to our audiences, while we wait until we can gather physically once again.

In the meantime, grab your limited edition mama.film mask – it’s black – so it goes with anything! Order online and we’ll deliver for free in the Wichita area or ship outside of the city.

We can’t wait to see you all on the other side of this.

One size fits most adults. (Non-Medical, 2-ply (double layer), 100% cotton jersey, 100% cotton thread, washable/reusable. Wash in Cold Water first and HANG or FLAT dry before use. Individually printed by our merch partner, the woman-owned LKCreactive. 

The mama.film Community Cookbook Has Arrived!

Last season, we were so inspired by the women of SOUFRA, that we decided to compile a community cookbook of recipes from our friends and mama.film family. Well, that seems like about six years ago, but since we’re all quarantined in our homes, and forced to cook most of our meals, may we finally present the mama cookbook V2 Please feel free to send your favorite recipe along (info at mama.film) and we’ll update the PDF as we get additions. Remember to wear your masks when you go to the grocery store and order online when you can. Also, check out one of our favorite Wichita ordering-wholes; The Funky Fresh Farmer’s Market. New things are added every week.

Learn more about the women of SOUFRA, here.

Three Months of Free Movies from MUBI for the mama.film Community

mama.film community: you’re invited to THREE MONTHS of free movies on MUBI. There are always 30 hand-picked films to watch or download, from forgotten gems to festival-fresh cinema to cult classics to award-winning masterpieces, all available exclusively on Mubi. Start Watching Now!

Rent or Buy the Film That’s Taken Art House Audiences by Storm AND Support mama.film

FANTASTIC FUNGI | Starting Thursday, March 26
Directed by Louie Schwartzberg, USA, 2019, 81m.
Rent the film with this link for $4.99 and a portion of your ticket goes to support mama.film!

“One of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” – RogerEbert.com (Certified 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)

Fantastic Fungi is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit— the mushroom. A story that begins 3.5 billion years ago, fungi makes the soil that supports life, connecting vast systems of roots from plants and trees all over the planet, like an underground Internet.

Learn more and register for the Filmmaker Q&A on March 26th >

One Month Free: Music Box Direct, for mama.film Members

Since the microcinema is currently closed, we’re bringing the art house to your house!

We’ve partnered with indie film distributor Music Box Films to provide a free month of streaming from their Music Box Direct platform, to mama.film Villager members. Their catalogue includes an ever-growing library of foreign, documentary and independent films. Click here to browse their library and here to become a mama.film member, today!

Pandemic Playlist

We’re working on some QuaranStreaming entertainment for our Village, but in the meantime, if you need some laughs, inspiration or stories of resilience, check out these past mama.film selections during your coronacation:

QUALITY PROBLEMS: Bailey and Drew are a 40 something couple much like other couples: They have two kids, two jobs, one dad with Alzheimers and one boob with cancer. (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

FAMILY: Family is the story of a social misfit, Maddie, and her aunt Kate. When Kate is tasked with watching Maddie, it proves to be the most transformative week of Maddie’s life. (Rent it on Prime & other platforms)

ASK DR. RUTH: Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, she revisits her painful past and career at the forefront of the sexual revolution. (Stream it on Hulu)

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: A musical biography of one of the most successful female singers – and one of the most successful recording artists – of all time. Featuring Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and more. (Rent it on Amazon Prime and other platforms)

GREENER GRASS: Suburbia has never been so hilariously absurd as it is in Greener Grass – where one eccentric housewife is driven mad by her eagerness to please. (Rent it on YouTube & other platforms)

WILD ROSE: A rebellious country singer from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star. (Rent it on Amazon Prime & other platforms.)

YOU & ME: A funny and moving love story about a deaf woman who meets a recently blinded man. (Rent it on Amazon Prime & other platforms.)