Women in film: Cinema Screenings London
This September, the ICA are presenting a unique programme of London screenings, talks and events dedicated to raising awareness about the conditions that British female filmmakers are subjected to in the industry. The Onwards and Outwards film season draws attention to women who have produced particularly inventive works – be they dramas (Under the Skin, 1997 – not to be confused with the 2013 Scarlett Johansson film of the same name) or documentaries (Random Acts of Intimacy, 1998).
Feminism and film: food for thought
If you’re outside the capital, you’ll be pleased to hear that these events are not just for Londoners. The Onwards and Outwards film programme will also be touring a spattering of UK cities including Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester. For the full list of venues, consult the ICA website.
Each screening will be preceded by an introduction and will end with a Q&A led by industry professionals. We’re most looking forward to hearing from film theorist and author of seminal essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (1975) Laura Mulvey, who will discuss ‘the pleasures of making’ with reference to Margaret Tait film The Place of Work (1976). There will also be a Q&A from The Falling director Carol Morley about her documentary The Alcohol Years, taking place at the ICA on 1 September.
Onwards and Outwards brings women’s issues to the fore and aims to stimulate debate about gender equality in film. For more information on the programme, visit their website.
|What||Onwards and Outwards, ICA Film Season|
|Where||Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
01 Sep 15 – 31 Dec 15, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£7 - £11|
|Website||Click here to book via the ICA website|