Onwards and Outwards: GFT, October, 2015


A unique programme of films made by British women filmakers over the last fifty years

Glasgow Film Theatre – October, 2915

Onwards and Outwards is a unique programme of films made by British women filmmakers over the last 50 years. Throughout October we will be drawing attention to the lack of knowledge surrounding the conditions for women working in the UK’s film industry, highlighting women filmmakers who have excelled in making works of independence and originality and raising the profile of these key issues. Onwards and Outwards is led by ICA, in partnership with ten other UK venues, and is made possible with support from BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery. Search programme:

The Alcohol Years15


Monday 5 October


When artist, musician, writer and filmmaker Carol Morley was twenty-one she left her hometown of Manchester and did not return for twelve years. Growing up in the 80s, she began drinking heavily at sixteen and frequented clubs such as the Hacienda whilst also fronting her own girl punk outfit. With her memories of the period fuzzy, she returns to the city to find out what happened, resulting in an engrossing and evocative study of the period and the British pop culture legends who made it.

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This screening will be preceded by a 16mm screening of Clio Bernard’s

The Gold DiggersU


Monday 12 October


The debut film by director Sally Potter (who went on to such films as Orlando, The Man Who Cried and Ginger & Rosa), was a cinematic experiment that aimed to rewrite film history from a feminist perspective. Made by an all-female cast and crew who each received the same pay, the film references classics of both the avant-garde and European art cinema. It loosely tells the story of Celeste and Ruby, two unconnected women whose quests to understand the nature of money – specifically gold – gradually bring them together.

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Riddles of the SphinxU


Monday 19 October


‘…one of the most important avant-garde films to have emerged from Britain’ – BFI Laura Mulvey’s groundbreaking avant-garde classic is an incredible evocation of her own influential writings. The film focuses on the spaces occupied by the protagonist, a middle class women named Louise who must deal with a lifestyle change that forces her to negotiate domestic life and motherhood. Comprising 13 scenes, the majority of which are long 360-degree pans of the spaces Louise inhabits, Riddles of the Sphinx still stands up as a classic of feminist cinema.

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For Ailsa – Women in the WorkplaceN/C 12+


Monday 26 October


Professor Ailsa McKay was a feminist economist who worked with others to evidence and articulate a radical economic model that recognises all work paid and unpaid. Ailsa died on the 5th March 2014. As part of the film, former First Minister Alex Salmond was interviewed and stated that his biggest mistake during his seven-year premiership was not engaging Ailsa’s work sooner. Following the screening, there will be an extended round-table discussion looking at the themes explored in Ailsa’s work and in the film, alongside a general discussion of working conditions for women today. All tickets £5

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GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: 40th Anniversary Celebration GFT Wednesday 14 October, 2015
WoFF Glasgow Women of the World - Short Films Sun 4 October 2015 CCA

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