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Now You See Me – Changing Times: Women in Film

Sat 06 Apr—Mon 29 Apr
Times: Various at Square Chapel Arts Centre

Tickets: £6

This April we are celebrating Women in Film with a series of cinema events

This strand of work is in partnership with Film Fringe and is supported by Film Hub North part of the BFI Film Audience Network.  

Saturday 6 April, 7pm

Uncovering the History of Women’s Work in the British Film Industry

An illustrated talk by Dr Melanie Bell looking at the under-representation of women in the British film industry.

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Saturday 6 April, 8.15pm

The Gold Diggers

An important milestone in early Eighties feminist counter-cinema, The Gold Diggers was Sally Potter’s first feature film and remains a key work of the sophisticated British avant-garde.

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Saturday 13 April, 8pm

Orlando + Intro from So Mayer

Loosely based on Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel, this sumptuous film, fizzing with wit and humour, was directed by Sally Potter, one of Britain’s most creative feminist filmmakers.

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Saturday 20 April, 8pm

Ginger & Rosa + Short Film from Leeds Animation Workshop

Sally Potter’s film of two teenage girls, Ginger and Rosa, growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis Looms.

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Tuesday 23 April, 5.45pm

Dreams of a Life

This Documentary from Carol Morley discovers the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in 2003 but wasn’t discovered for another three years.

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Tuesday 23 April, 8pm

The Alcohol Years + Live intro from Dave Haslam

With contributions from Dave Haslam and Tony Wilson this tells the story of Carol Morley’s life growing up in 1980’s Hacienda Manchester.

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Friday 26 April, 7.30pm

The Falling + Time Away (Short film by Maxine Peake)

A brilliant and unsettling drama, set in 1969, at the time of the moon landings, this event also features a screening of the new Maxine Peake short Film, Time Away.

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Monday 29 April, 7.30pm

What About the Women? – Yorkshire Film Archive

Be astonished, mesmerized, entertained or enraged by footage that reflects how women have been portrayed on film – by chance or design.  These are not feature films; they are regional collections of non-fiction material, from local advertising companies, cine clubs, amateur and professional collections which all reflect life across Yorkshire and the North East over the past one hundred years. Curated and presented by Yorkshire Film Archive.

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Saturday 27 April, 2pm

Women’s Animated & Experimental Short Films from around the British Isles

A free programme of short films made by women, carefully selected by curators Laura Ager (Leeds International Film Festival) and Terry Wragg (Leeds Animation Workshop).

This is a unique programme of short films that spans decades of diverse practices in women’s film making in the UK. Presenting a selection of innovative and diverse films side by side, we celebrate women’s films while noting how they have been influenced by technological change and social issues.

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This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Women’s Histories