Feminists in Quarantine: Femspectives At Home

These are unprecedented times and with the government’s lockdown announcement from last night (Monday, 23 March 2020), we will all spend a lot more time in our homes than we are used to – and that can get boring and isolating!

The Femspectives team got together and brainstormed ideas for how we could provide something to do that battles both of these things. And we are very happy to present –

Femspectives At Home, a feminist film club you can join from your living room!

Each week, we will decide on a film to watch and meet online to discuss it afterwards in a “post-screening discussion” on Zoom.

You can choose between watching the films in our own time, or if you like, join us for a communal viewing via Twitter. We start the film at (roughly) the same time & can chat during & after! Just tweet at us to let us know you’re there and use #FemspectivesAtHome to make it easier to follow.

All of the films we choose are available on Netflix (and thus captioned), but if you don’t have access to a Netflix account, get in touch with us and we will figure something out: hello@femspectives.com

Every week, we post a public poll to our Facebook group – so you get to have your say in the films chosen for the film club! Only members can participate in the weekly film poll.

It is essential that you join our Facebook group Femspectives Community as this is the only place where we share the link to the Zoom discussion every Thursday.

All are welcome!

As always, our Safe Space Policy applies.

How to participate:

  •  Watch the film “with us” and let us know you’re there on Twitter – #FemspectivesAtHome.
  • Or watch the film in your own time.
  • Join us on Zoom for a chat – each week’s meeting link will be posted on our social media in advance.

Let’s watch feminist films together & chat about them! 🎥

Week 1

Film: FACES PLACES by JR and Agnès Varda (France, 2017)

Available on Netflix.

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 7 pm
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 26 March 2020, 8 pm

Still from FACES PLACES.

Week 2

Film: ATLANTICS by Mati Diop (France, Senegal, 2019)

Available on Netflix.

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 7 pm
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 2 April 2020, 8 pm

Still from ATLANTICS.

Week 3

Film: THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY by Petra Costa (Brazil, 2019)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY.

Week 4

Film: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST by Desiree Akhavan (USA/UK, 2018)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 16 April 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST.

Week 5

Film: THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn (Canada/Norway, 2019)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 23 April 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN.

Week 6

Film: SHIRKERS by Sandi Tan (USA/UK, 2018)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 30 April 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from SHIRKERS.

Week 7

Film: DIVINES by Houda Benyamina (France/Qatar, 2016)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from DIVINES.

Week 8

Film: RBG by Julie Cohen & Betsy West (USA, 2018)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 14 May 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from RBG.

Week 9

Film: I AM NOT AN EASY MAN by Éléonore Pourriat (France, 2018)

Available (on Netflix).

Date & Time:
👉 Communal viewing + Tweet-along: Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 7 pm for 7.05 film start
👉 Zoom chat: Thursday, 21 May 2020, 8.05 pm

Still from I AM NOT AN EASY MAN.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.