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YOURS IN SISTERHOOD + Finger Food

Yours in Sisterhood by Irene Lusztig

Join us for food and a screening of YOURS IN SISTERHOOD, a documentary revisiting letters to the feminist Ms. magazine by Irene Lusztig!

YOURS IN SISTERHOOD directed by Irene Lusztig, USA 2018 (101 min).

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TICKETS are sold on a sliding scale – £0-8, pay what you can. Get them here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yours-in-sisterhood-finger-food-tickets-63330309661 Here is our rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay: https://femspectives.com/ticketing-information/

Yours in Sisterhood Femspectives Screening Glasgow

YOURS IN SISTERHOOD is a participatory documentary featuring letters that were sent to Ms. Magazine during the 1970s. Lusztig films women as they read the letters aloud and respond to their contents. The films creates a dialogue between current feminist discourses and reactions to America’s first mainstream feminist magazine. It invites a personal reflection and encourages audiences to consider the feminisms that have come before and what might follow.

To accompany the screening, we will be working with MILK’s kitchen team to create an American-style buffet.

The screening will be followed by a discussion. Food is included in your ticket.

 

 

Reviews

“A kind of living time capsule putting the past into a dialogue with the present.”

New York Times

“Yours in Sisterhood delves into the archive…bringing neglected letters into the circulation they sought, and changing their unpublished pasts into public futures where their voices are heard. It uses the letter as a form of time travel, and even teleportation. This is science fiction at its highest order: moving non-linearly through time and space, beaming us from past to future and back again, transforming bodies into other bodies through quantum connections.”

So Mayer Author of Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema

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Trailer

 

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

Feminisms & Activism // A Call to Action

Free Period film still

Closing the festival with a celebration of work by kick-ass womxn working in Scotland!

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feminisms-activism-a-call-to-action-tickets-57023993299

Various // UK
60m //  N/C 12+

Give the finger to the system! Come along and get inspired by a compilation of shorts produced in Scotland that will rile and encourage you to pick up a sign. Change comes in numerous ways and we all have a part to play in transforming the minds and the structures that exist in our society.

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

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Film programme

FREE PERIOD
D. Alison Piper // UK 2017 // 6m

REPRESENTING SCOTLAND
D. Noor Abdel-Razik // UK 2018 // 7m

NIGHT SHIFT
D. Ruth Reid // UK 2011 // 9m

MATCH DAY
D. Katie Mallinder // UK 2018 // 9m

TAKE YOUR PARTNERS
D. Siri 
Rødnes // UK 2015 // 10m

LOUD AND PROUD
D. Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi // UK 2018 // 1m

STICKERS
D. Natasha Lall // UK 2017 // 6m

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Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

Supported by Screen Scotland.

Feminisms + Religion // 93Queen

Join us for the Scottish Premiere of Paula Eiselt’s 93Queen exploring the intersections of feminism and religion!

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feminisms-religion-93queen-tickets-57023337337

D. Paula Eiselt // USA 2018
85m // N/C 12+ // Scottish Premiere

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park in Brooklyn where a group of empowered womxn in the community band together to create the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps. Paula Eiselt’s assured first documentary is a thought-provoking meditation on the intersections of feminism and religion and how to fight the system from within.

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

Supported by Screen Scotland.

Watch the trailer:

Coming of Age // Too Late to Die Young

Join us for a screening of TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG, winner of the Leopard for Best Direction last year at Locarno!

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coming-of-age-too-late-to-die-young-tickets-57020842876

D. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo // Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Netherlands/Qatar 2018
110m // 15+

Drawing on inspiration from personal experiences, Dominga Sotomayor Castillo’s third feature is set in 1990s Chile following the fall of Pinochet’s regime. Young families liberated from the fascist regime want to build a new way of existence away from the excess of urban living. What awaits is a summer of coming age for different generations, mirrored by the coming of age of a country.

In partnership with Cinemaattic.

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

Supported by Screen Scotland.

Watch the trailer:

Self-discovery & Metamorphosis // Obscuro Barroco

Obscuro Barroco at Femspectives in Glasgow.

Join us for the Scottish Premiere of Evangelia Kranioti’s Teddy Award-winning OBSCURO BARROCO!

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-discovery-metamorphosis-obscuro-barroco-tickets-57014976329

D. Evangelia Kranioti // France/Greece 2018
59m // N/C 18+ // Scottish Premiere

An ethereal and transformative glimpse into gender and metamorphosis. With a fusion of colours Evangelia Kranioti explores the duality and political struggle that exists in Rio de Janeiro guided by the iconic transgender figure Luana Muniz (1961-2017).

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

Supported by Screen Scotland.

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Discussion // History & Womxn’s Histories

Let’s deep dive into history and the way womxn have been excluded from the narrative!

An open forum discussion focusing on the ways womxn have been excluded and minimised through history, the role of the archive and how cultural memory is produced.

This event is free but ticketed.
 
This event has BSL interpretation.

Speaker Line-Up

GAURI RAJE

Gauri Raje is an anthropologist and storyteller who works in the UK and India with adults and migrant groups. She is especially interested in the concepts of witnessing in storytelling, translation and multilingualism and embodied nature of creating stories. She has been working with organisations such as Theatre of Witness in Northern Ireland and England, Fusion Arts in Oxford, AwazFM in Glasgow and is a co-author of a book ‘Making Lives, Making Communities: Scottish Asians in Glasgow’. Her current workshops in India are based on practises of attuning to the land through play and sensory mapping work, using practises of storytelling and immersing the body in particular areas. She is a core group member of Tellers without Borders and a member of the Directory of Scottish Storytellers. She tells stories regularly over UK, Europe and India.

 

MHAIRI BRENNAN

Mhairi Brennan has worked for several years as a television archive producer and her credits include Scotland’s Home Movies (BBC4), Boycotts and Broken Dreams (BBC1), Million Dollar American Princesses (Smithsonian Channel), and America: The Story of Us (History Channel), as well as a range of programmes for BBC Scotland about the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. She is currently completing a PhD in the Film and Television Department at the University of Glasgow, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her doctoral research focuses on the influence of television archive material on cultural memory, using BBC Scotland’s coverage of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum as a case study.

 

LAYLA-ROXANNE HILL

Layla-Roxanne Hill is a Director of The Ferret and a writer/artist/activist interested in decolonialism, intersectional feminism and media democracy. She holds positions within the National Union of Journalists and is Chair of the Scottish TUC Black Workers’ Committee. Layla-Roxanne has co-authored a chapter in Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Events (Routledge).

 

Supported by Screen Scotland.

Womxn’s Histories // Surname Viet Given Name Nam

Join us for a screening of Trin T. Minh-ha’s archival classic SURNAME VIET GIVEN NAME NAM and discussion on womxn’s histories!

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womxn-histories-surname-viet-given-name-nam-tickets-57010315388

D. Trin T. Minh-ha // Vietnam/USA 1989
108m // N/C 15+

Through the use of testimony and archival footage Trin T. Minh-ha pieces together a history of Vietnamese women in society following the Vietnam War and examines this incisive time through their eyes. Surname Viet Given Name Nam gives a voice to those who have been deemed voiceless in Vietnamese society.

This film is followed by an extended discussion about womxn’s histories at 3.45 pm.

This event has BSL interpretation.

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

Supported by Screen Scotland.

Femspectives Opening Film // Touch Me Not

Come along and celebrate Femspectives’ first edition and watch Adina Pintilie’s Golden Bear winning first feature TOUCH ME NOT!

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/femspectives-opening-film-touch-me-not-tickets-57003017560!

18:30 (doors open) 19:00 (film starts)

D. Adina Pintilie //  Romania/Germany 2018
123m // 18+

Adina Pintilie’s Golden Bear winning first feature Touch Me Not takes a nuanced approach of exploring intimacy, bodies and sexual desires. Pintilie shatters genre expectations and embodies a form which straddles the line between reality and fiction to create a safe space for self-expression.

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

Supported by Screen Scotland.

Watch the trailer:

CARMEN Y LOLA – Alternative Valentine’s Night with Cinemaattic

Carmen y Lola alternative valentine's screening femspectives cinemaattic glasgow

The perfect Alternative Valentine’s plan for those who believe in a wider idea of love.

Come and share the love for film next 14th February! Cinemaattic bring CARMEN & LOLA, one of the hottest films in Spain just now.

With 8 nominations to the Goya Awards (Spanish BAFTAs), after been acclaimed in Cannes, Palm Springs, Quebec or BFI’s London Film Festival here’s a very rare opportunity to come and see the Scottish premiere of CARMEN & LOLA by Arantxa Echevarria.

A love story between two young gypsy women in an environment where homosexuality is taboo.

A profoundly honest first feature work by Arantxa Echevarria with amateur actors to discover the codes and culture of gitanos in Spain, but above all a beautiful tale to remind us what love is really about.

We are thrilled to present the Special screening of CARMEN & LOLA in Scotland. Part of LGBT History Month Scotland, presented in collaboration with Femspectives and LGBT Youth Scotland.

“…with rapidly decreasing levels of sincerity in Spain, Echevarría flings open the final closet that needs airing out in the country by broaching the subject of lesbianism in the Gypsy community. This is a culture – with a strict and unwavering faith in God – that under no circumstances accepts homosexuality, let alone female homosexuality (which is considered an illness or something akin to a demonic possession), as according to its traditions, a woman must marry very young, have children and wait upon her man until death do they part. It’s basically an extreme form of machismo.” (Cineuropa)

Arantxa’s ever-respectful gaze meanders through flea markets, dwellings and neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Madrid with the immediacy and vivacity provided by a handheld camera, truthfully portraying this world without ever falling into the trap of merely depicting local customs and manners, nor presenting folkloric picture postcards

SYNOPSIS

Carmen lives in a gypsy community in the suburbs of Madrid. Like every other woman she has ever met, she is destined to live a life that is repeated generation after generation: getting married and raising as many children as possible. But one day she meets Lola, an uncommon gypsy who dreams about going to university, draws bird graffiti and likes girls. Carmen quickly develops a complicity with Lola and they discover a world that, inevitably, leads them to be rejected by their families.

Directed by Arantxa Echevarria
Spain, 2018

FATMA 75 + North African Food with Africa in Motion

Fatma 75

Join us for food and a screening of FATMA 75, a groundbreaking 1975 feminist documentary by Tunisian filmmaker Selma Baccar!

FATMA 75 directed by Selma Baccar, Tunisia 1976 (60 min).

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TICKETS are sold on a sliding scale – £0-8, pay what you can. Get them here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-fatma-75-north-african-food-tickets-53949566606 Here is our rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay: https://femspectives.com/ticketing-information/

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Banned by the government that funded it, Fatma 75 was the first non-fiction film by a woman from Tunisia and was only screened once before being buried by censors.

Until recently, FATMA 75 was lost to Scottish audiences. But in 2017, Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival restored a number of Lost African Classics, added new English subtitles and brought films from the African continent back to Scottish audiences. FATMA 75 was one of them, but it never screened in Glasgow.

The film is a pioneer of feminist filmmaking. Shot at a critical moment in time for women’s rights in Tunisia in 1975, it tells the story of women’s roles in Tunisian society from ancient history to the UN International Women’s Year in 1975.

Director Selma Baccar is a pioneer of Tunisian cinema and television who studied at the French Institute of Cinema. She also sat on the Assemblée Constituante that rewrote the Tunisian constitution in 2011 to include changes that were heralded by the UN as ‘a breakthrough for women’s rights’. Fatma 75 offers a fascinating insight into where her extraordinary career began.

This evening at MILK Cafe will include a screening of FATMA 75, delicious North African food* and the opportunity to discuss the feminist themes of the film in an inclusive and relaxed way after the screening.

*Food is included in the ticket!

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

The screening also made possible by the Africa’s Lost Classics (ALC) project. ALC is organised by the Africa in Motion Film Festival and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Glasgow in the UK.