Movies have the power to shape us. This is why it’s important to pay homage to the women in films that have became their own superheroes. They’ve defeated adversities, battled the status quo, and break stereotypes. We look for films not just to entertain and inspire us but also remind to be brave and resilient.
In keeping with the theme of celebrating women this month (actually everyday), we gaze our eyes and hearts towards their stories. They give us the fuel to continue the conversations that need to be had.
We are also beyond thrilled to be partnering with Roku for a special giveaway launching on International Women’s Day for the newest player, the fast and powerful Roku Streaming Stick 4K that offers us access to incredible films and shows with one easy step. (see below for full details on what this amazing device can do and how to enter our contest!)
Here are some incredible films about inspiring women that made our list this month…
This Changes Everything (Netflix): Actress Geena Davis rallies Meryl Streep, Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon and others in this powerful documentary that takes a deep look at gender disparity in Hollywood through the eyes of well-known actresses and female filmmakers.
RBG (Netflix): This heartfelt documentary details Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and her incredible landmark work on women’s rights.
In Our Mothers’ Gardens (Netflix): Black women from across the globe unlock stories of their mothers to redefine holistic lives rooted in radical self-care and healing in this documentary.
Army of One (The Roku Channel): After seeing her husband getting murdered in front of her, Brenner Baker decides to avenge him by becoming a lethal force to go after the men that changed her life.
Erin Brockovich (Netflix): Perseverance, resilience and a hunger for justice are what make Erin a heroine. Erin is a single mom struggling with life that finds important medical records that show someone is covering up that residents are falling ill from drinking and using water that has been contaminated.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Crave): Mildred is a grieving mother. As time goes by and no one has any leads as to who killed her daughter, Mildred takes it upon herself to find answers. By writing three controversial signs for the town’s chief of police, Mildred, starts a war in this small town.
Hidden Figures (Disney+): Based on the untold true story o three Black women at NASA working during the Space Race. Their minds and brilliance served as key components to launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
MAID (Netflix): Inspired by Stephanie Land’s Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, a New York Times best-selling memoir. This series follows the emotional story of a young mother who is trying to raise a young daughter, dealing with issues of homelessness, poverty and domestic abuse.
Herself (Amazon Prime Video): A single mother escapes from an abusive relationship and as she pushes through hardships, she decides to build herself an affordable house to make sure her daughters never go back to their fathers. The only thing that she needs is a community that believes in her.
Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It (Netflix): Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Rita Moreno helps narrate the story of her remarkable 70-year Hollywood career with audacity and wry humor.
Hala (Apple TV): This emotional coming of age story follows Hala, a Pakistani American teenager that struggles to keep her family happy while trying to listen to her heart.
Enter for a chance to win a Roku Streaming Stick 4K device! (valued at $64.99 CDN as seen on BestBuy Canada)
You have FOUR (4) ways to enter!
- LIKE this post and leave a comment below AND tell us your favourite film that inspires you.
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- Go to the official AuburnLane Twitter page, LIKE this corresponding post and RT.
Contest closes on March 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm noon EST.
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No purchase necessary to enter. There is one (1) Roku Streaming Stick 4k device to be won valued at $64.99 Cdn. Contest is open to Canadian residents who have reached the age of majority in their province. Enter as often you like. One Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Winner will receive an e-mail or direct message from our administrative team that will include information to claim the prize. The prize must be accepted as awarded. AuburnLane.com and affiliated partners have the right to discontinue this contest at any time. AuburnLane.com and affiliated partners will never ask for any payment information in order to enter or claim any prizing.
More about Roku:
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