Cinema Rediscovered 2018

Women on the Periphery

Cinema Rediscovered 2018

Season

Please note: this season finished in July 2018

If we shift our gaze, ever so slightly, a different picture begins to form, just on the periphery. Women’s stories, told by and about them; about love, life and the determinism to be true to themselves are the focus of our view in this year's Cinema Rediscovered.

Celebrating brave, bold, funny and warm storytelling from ten extraordinary filmmakers, this programme seeks to reframe and rediscover their passionate and singular filmmaking talents. Locating complex identities and searching for their place in a world that wasn’t always ready for them, this programme includes debut feature films from Tracey Moffatt, Gurinder Chadha, Ester Martin Bergsmark, Margaret Tait, Ildikó Enyedi, Madeline Anderson and Leslie Harris, as well as shorts from Gurinder Chadha, Tracey Moffatt, Bexie Bush, Joanna Quinn and Alia Syed.


Previously in this season

Cleo from 5 to 7

 Classified PG  Women on the Periphery
Cleo from 5 to 7
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
A special preview of the much anticipated re-release of Agnes Varda’s iconic real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy.

Bhaji on the Beach

 Classified 15  Women on the Periphery
Bhaji on the Beach
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
Gurinder Chadha's debut empowering classic comedy tells the story of a mini-bus full of women from the Asian Women's Centre on a trip to Blackpool.

Women of the Periphery Shorts

 Classified 18  Women on the Periphery
Women of the Periphery Shorts
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
Directed by women, each of these five short films playfully reflects upon notions of British sovereignty and identity.

Blue Black Permanent + Short

 Classified PG  Women on the Periphery
Blue Black Permanent + Short
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
Scottish poet, artist and filmmaker Margaret Tait's (1918 - 1999) first feature film Blue, Black, Permanent - about a woman attempting to tell the story of the death of her mother in the Orkney sea.

Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

 Classified 15  Women on the Periphery
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
Leslie Harris' 1993 debut - a smart, attitude-packed coming-of-age story set in New York - holds an important place in film history as the first film written and directed by an African American woman to gain British distribution.

Something Must Break

 Classified 18  S   Women on the Periphery
Something Must Break
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
This striking modern romance tells the story of a transgender teen pushed to breaking point when love, life and labels collide.

beDevil

 Classified 18  Women on the Periphery
beDevil
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
BeDevil is the stunning debut feature from Tracey Moffatt and the first feature directed by an Australian Aboriginal woman. Presented by writer/curator Karen Alexander.

The Final Girls Present: The Mafu Cage

 Classified 15  Women on the Periphery
The Final Girls Present: The Mafu Cage
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
The Final Girls present a deeply underrated horror that looks at the twisted dynamic that emerges between an astronomer and her psychotic sister.

My Twentieth Century

 Classified 15  S   Women on the Periphery
My Twentieth Century
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
From Ildikó Enyedi (On Body and Soul), this magical film spins a tale of twin girls who are born in 1880 Budapest on the same moment Thomas Edison presents his electrical lightbulb to the world.

Come The Revolution Presents: Madeline Anderson

 Classified 18  Women on the Periphery
Come The Revolution Presents: Madeline Anderson
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
A shorts programme of the work of Madeline Anderson, the first African-American woman to executive-produce a nationally aired television series.