Cinema Rediscovered 2018

Women on the Periphery

Please note: this season finished in July 2018
Cinema Rediscovered 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.

Previous screenings in this Season

Cleo from 5 to 7 PG

Film Cleo from 5 to 7

Sun 29 July 18:30

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.

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Bhaji on the Beach 15

Film Bhaji on the Beach

Sun 29 July 15:20

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.

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Women of the Periphery Shorts 18

Film Women of the Periphery Shorts

Sun 29 July 12:30

Directed by women, each of these five short films playfully reflects upon notions of British sovereignty and identity.

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Blue Black Permanent + Short PG

Film Blue Black Permanent + Short

Sun 29 July 10:30

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.

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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. 15

Film Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

Sat 28 July 18:00

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.

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Something Must Break 18 (S)

Film Something Must Break

Sat 28 July 13:30

This striking modern romance tells the story of a transgender teen pushed to breaking point when love, life and labels collide.

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beDevil 18

Film beDevil

Sat 28 July 11:15

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.

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The Final Girls Present: The Mafu Cage 15

Film The Final Girls Present: The Mafu Cage

Fri 27 July 18:00

The Final Girls present a deeply underrated horror that looks at the twisted dynamic that emerges between an astronomer and her psychotic sister.

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My Twentieth Century 15 (S)

Film My Twentieth Century

Fri 27 July 16:00

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.

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Come The Revolution Presents: Madeline Anderson 18

Film Come The Revolution Presents: Madeline Anderson

Fri 27 July 11:00

A shorts programme of the work of Madeline Anderson, the first African-American woman to executive-produce a nationally aired television series.

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