A year of feminist cinema
disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control.
Our bodies are all unique and perhaps in 2020, we should be living through a time in which they are all accepted and understood. However we're constantly bombarded with information and images from social media, health organisations and governments of how our bodies should look, how they should feel and how they should work. Our bodies are still supposed to conform to gendered and societal expectations and when they don't, the consequences can be brutal. This programme of shorts ranging from non-fiction to comedy celebrates bodies disrupting the norms of convention, bodies disobeying enforced binaries and bodies that don't meet our own personal expectations.
10 september 2020/genesis cinema/9pm/£5.50
WE ARE ALL ACTIVISTS!
october - DECEMBER 2019
In times of unrelenting political turmoil such as brexit, the windrush scandal, misogynistic and racist world leaders and the rise of the far right (to name but a few), it can be hard to remain positive and press towards a better future. This documentary film programme will explore the work of activists across the globe and provide tools as to how you can get involved in active change in the UK so that we can all be activists.
VESSEL (2014) BY DIANA WHITTEN + INTRODUCTION FROM THE LONDON IRISH ABORTION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
17TH OCTOBER 2019
FOR SAMA (2019) BY Waad Al-Kateab & edward watts + INTRODUCTIon by action for refugees in lewisham + choose love tees for sale
14th november 2019
SISTERS! (2011) BY PETRA BAUER + INTRODUCTION FROM SOUTHALL BLACK SISTERS
12th DECEMBER 2019
CONSTRUCTING TEEN IDENTITY ON-SCREEN
JUNE - AUGUST 2019
How do we construct female-identifying teen characters on screen? Mainstream cinema is notorious for shallow and one dimensional presentations of female identity. In this programme we will explore the complex character presentations of young women on screen AND EXAMINE HOW CINEMA PORTRAYS THE ISSUES TEENAGERS GRAPPLE WITH IN ADOLESCENCE.
ALL THIS PANIC (2016) BY JENNY GAGE
+ INTRODUCTION BY FILM WRITER ELLA KEMP & SCREENING NOTES BY QUEEN MARY'S ALICE PEMBER
9TH JUNE 2019
RAFIKI (2018) BY WANURI KAHIu
+ INTRODUCTION BY rEFINeRY29'S ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR, jAZMIN KOPOTSHA
11TH JULY 2019
THIRTEEN (2003) BY CATHERINE HARDWICKE + PANEL DISCUSSION CHAIRED BY THE OBSERVER'S FILM CRITIC SIMRAN HANS FT. FILMMAKER THEA GAJIC, INTO FILM'S MARIA CABRERA AND QUEEN MARY'S ALICE PEMBER.
1ST AUGUST 2019
FEMINISM AND THE CITY
mARCH - maY 2019
The City has a special place in the heart of cinema. Often constructed as another character in filmic narratives the City consistently has a powerful role, which is reflected in the our increasingly cosmopolitan lives. The architectural design of the City shapes how we work, travel, think and feel. This set of films will explore how metropolitan architecture and design influences our understanding of gender and politics. This film programme will focus on automated voices, the social housing crisis and the woman flâneur.
Automated Voices in the City:
Her (2013) by Spike Jonze
+ INTRODUCTION BY JOSIE YOUNG WHO DEVELOPS FEMINIST AI PRODUCTS.
7TH maRCH 2019
Social Architecture on Screen: Street 66 (2018) by Ayo Akingbade, A Moving Image (2016) by Shola Amoo, The Disappearance of Robin Hood (2018) by Urban Think Tank
+ INTRODUCTION BY THE DIRECTOR OF STREET 66 (2018) AYO ACKINGBADE
11TH aPRIL 2019
Flâneuse on Film: Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) by Agnes Varda
+ iNTRODUCTION BY LO MARSHALL WHO RESEARCHES THE URBAN GEOGRAPHIES OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY + AGNES VARDA ILLUSTRATIONS TO TAKE AWAY BY ELLIS VAN DER DOES
Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.