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See Freedom Fields at the Electric Palace

Football, filmmakers and friends: special screenings for International Women’s Day

Coming up for International Women’s Day 2022, enjoy works by female filmmakers at the Electric Palace cinema. See films made by women covering topics including women’s football, female filmmakers, and unexpected secrets of the past, says Annie Waite.

International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8 March) invites you to imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

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See Be Natural at the Electric Palace cinema

The Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town highlights International Women’s Day each year with specially curated film screenings that celebrate women: their achievements, their visions, their power.

All the films screening as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations this year are F-Rated – a rating applied to films directed and/or written by women.

International Women’s Day screenings: 9-11 March 2022

This year’s screenings:

  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché: Wednesday 9 March, 7.30pm. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché is both a tribute and a detective story, narrated by Jodie Foster, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Crammed full of A-listers, this film is “A love letter to early cinema and a fascinating detective story all in one”.
  • Freedom Fields – plus Q&A with director Naziha Arebi: Thursday 10 March, 7.30pm. A groundbreaking, exhilarating film by a female director, which follows a women’s football team in post-revolution Libya.”Beautifully shot, subtly told, by turns moving, infuriating and exhilarating, this is a celebration of an incredible group of women that you simply must meet for everything they represent” – Little White Lies.
  • Memory Box: Friday 11 March, 7.30pm. Follow the stories of Maia and Alex, unlocking mysteries of a hidden past via an unexpected delivery in the post. Winners of the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2017, filmmakers and artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige question the role of memory in creating images and historical narratives. The pair has always shown an interest in the emotional processes associated with the trauma of war, and this time Joana’s own journals and tapes from 1982 to 1988 and Khalil’s wartime photographs build the story of Maia and Alex.

Book now for the International Women’s Day film screenings at the Electric Palace, 9-11th March


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Posted 18:08 Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 In: Film

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