SEPTEMBER is WOMAN DIRECTOR AWARENESS MONTH! Join the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party…

 #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party | September 1 – 30, 2017

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Liverpool Pride Presents Kiki

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Picturehouse at FACT, 88 Wood St
Liverpool, Merseyside L14DQ United Kingdom
£7.50
Kiki

Plays as part of Liverpool Pride’s International Love Season. Director: Sara Jordenö. USA/Sweden 2016. 96 mins. Twenty-five years after Jenny Livingston’s seminal documentary Paris Is Burning, which shone a light on ’80s Harlem’s ballroom scene, this explosive and uplifting new documentary reveals one of the subculture’s contemporary descendants: the Kiki scene. Part activist movement, part artistic milieu, the Kiki community is a site of radical self-expression for young queer people of colour in New York City, whose ballroom competitions and…

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Mortido

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Diva Espresso and Sandwich Bar, 94 St. James's Street
Brighton, BN2 1TP United Kingdom
$6

‘Mortido’ is a short film by Miska Morning who is a local film maker and surrealist. Her childhood memories have helped her to create this film in memory of her father, her work is somewhere between dark horror and a bittersweet fairy tale!

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Near Dark

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
The Reliance, 76-78 North Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7 United Kingdom
£5

Film Fringe pay tribute to on-screen bad boy Bill Paxton with a 30th anniversary screening of Kathryn Bigelow’s stylish and sexy horror Western Near Dark, one of the coolest vampire movies ever made. In what is now regarded as a classic of the vampire genre, a young man joins a traveling group of vampires. These misfits are more like redneck hillbillies than the decedent European vampires more frequently associated with the genre. Enjoy the film in the back room at…

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The Love Witch

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street
Brighton, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
£6 - £10

Following on from her feature debut Diva, Anna Biller directed, wrote, produced, scored and created all of the sets and costumes for her next film, The Love Witch. As that title suggests, Elaine (Samantha Robinson) is a witch who uses magic potions and spells to make men fall madly in love with her, and usually with death on the cards. Inspired in part by the films of Douglas Sirk, and with a score reminiscent of Morricone’s compositions for Argento’s earlier…

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Mamma Mia!

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Road
Brighton, BN1 4NA United Kingdom
£11.00

  Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) 2017 launches on Thursday 14 September with Mamma Mia! the feel-good gem that not only stars three strong, older women – Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski – but also has three strong, older women behind the camera – writer Catherine Johnson, producer Judy Craymer  and director Phyllida Lloyd. So, get your Dancing Queen shoes on and join us for a fabulous evening on the red carpet! The Women Over 50 Film Festival celebrates…

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Women Over 50 Film Festival Screening 1

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton, BN2 0JY United Kingdom
$7.50

Programme of short films – documentary, drama, animation and experimental – by or about older women.

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Women Over 50 Film Festival Screening 2

September 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm BST
Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton, BN2 0JY United Kingdom
$7.50

Programme of short films – documentary, drama, animation and experimental – by or about older women.

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The Punk Singer – Fourwalls at Radical Home Cinema

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Fourwalls, 35 Carnarvon Street
Glasgow, Scotland G3 6HP United Kingdom
free

Radical Home Cinema is an experimental programming and exhibition event where film lovers invite you to watch films in their homes. This event aims to break down the boundaries between public and private audiences, to present films in unexpected places and to turn the viewing experience into something completely new. Radical Home Cinema is a section of Scalarama. Fourwalls Housing Co-op is a women-centered living space formed in Glasgow during the 90s by female members of the city’s LBGTQ community.…

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Women Over 50 Film Festival Screening 3

September 16 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton, BN2 0JY United Kingdom
$7.50

Programme of short films – documentary, drama, animation and experimental – by or about older women.

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Women Over 50 Film Festival Screening 4

September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton, BN2 0JY United Kingdom
$7.50

Programme of short films – documentary, drama, animation and experimental – by or about older women.

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Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi)

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street
Leeds, LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
£5

Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona in Agnès Varda’s Vagabond. Found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of the film, Mona’s story is pieced together through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely non-professional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, Vagabond is a compelling watch, and won Varda the top prize at the 1985 Venice…

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Rent-A-Cat

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Cube Cinema, Dove Street South
Bristol, BS2 8JD United Kingdom
$4 - $5
Rent-a-Cat

(Rentaneko) Dir: Naoko Ogigami, 2012, Japan, 100 mins, Japanese with English subitles, Cert: 18 TBC Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession) In an anonymous Japanese town, Sayoko runs a service renting cats to those in need of some company. Lonely herself, following the death of her grandmother, Sayoko is an expert in matchmaking cats to clients. From a salaryman estranged from his family, to a young woman looking for a partner, Sayoko helps them find solace with their temporary feline…

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Peppermint Soda (Diabolo Menthe)

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
The Hyde Park Picture House Leeds, 73 Brudenell Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1JD United Kingdom
$5.50 - $8.00

Winner of the Louis Delluc Prize for France’s best film of the year in 1977, Peppermint Soda follows the lives of two teenage sisters: introverted Anne (Eléonore Klarwein) on the cusp of adolescence; and outgoing Frédérique (Odile Michel), making her first forays into love and politics. The debut feature from director Diane Kurys, Peppermint Soda gives an intricately detailed view of adolescence in 1960s France; an ode to teenage summers, first kisses and first losses. Peppermint Soda is part of…

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Good Vibrations

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Jumbo Records, 1-3 Merrion Centre
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8NG United Kingdom
$5.80
Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations is a 2013 biopic of Terri Hooley, and details one man’s passion for music. Hooley opened Good Vibrations record shop during the times of The Troubles in 1970s Belfast. Hooley faced a lot of highs and some lows and this film follows his adventures in music and shows how music can create a community. The purpose of Good Vibrations record shop was to promote peace through music, mostly reggae, but the direction of the shop changes when he…

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Against the odds! Cinema & Disabilities

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge, Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Street
Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ United Kingdom
$5
Against the Odds

Two talented Latin-American directors from Colombia and Perú present their latest films in Wiltshire. They follow the stories of people who have succeeded, despite their motor disabilities, in achieving their goals against all odds! Juan’s Claws (Las garras de Juan) Director: Alejandra Jiménez, UK/Colombia, 2016, 22 mins, U, F-Rated (in Spanish with English subtitles) Juan’s Claws is a short documentary about the determination of a man, a friend, and his battle with an inherited disease -Friedreich’s Ataxia – that debilitates…

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