£5 | Thur 28 September | Tickets
Feminist Film Club
Shorts programme | 1hr 6min | 15 (advisory)
Doors 6.30pm, 7pm film start. Unit 4 – The Cornucopia Room, Unit 4 Towerdykeside, Hawick, TD9 9EA
How are we affected by inequalities related to gender, class and race? In this programme, six talented filmmakers challenge us through documentary, experimentation and play to consider how we can speak out, represent ourselves and take up space. Screening as part of Scalarama #BTCfeministfilmclub
Tickets are £5. Advance booking is available here.
Sponsored by Unit 4 – The Cornucopia Room.
Strolling episode 1 | Cecile Emeke | UK | 2014 | 5min
London-based artist Cecile Emeke’s first film in her Strolling series, which now includes episodes in France, Germany and Jamaica, focuses on Bekke, who speaks about the ‘invisibility’ of Black British woman and her Nigerian identity, and her frustration with gentrification in London.
On Your Feet, Woman! | Evi Tsiligaridou | UK | 2014 | 8min
A playful and lively expression of female energy and how women occupy space, using the movement and sound of a very physical interaction.
Man | Maja Borg | UK, Sweden | 2016 | 13min
‘MAN is an expansion of gender and language, a journey of physical transformation through the wilderness of pregnancy echoed by the sole remaining recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice.
The film is a truly experimental expression of form – hand-processed super 8mm film combined with watercolour-negative animation; timelapses of a pregnancy shot frame by frame, day by day; bookended by a series of self-portraits where the filmmaker is satirising her own use of particular attire, generally read as masculine, becoming revelatory when posed in the context of the pregnant body.’ – Maja Borg
Self Registration | Laura Hindmarsh | UK | 2015 | 2min | silent
A short, silent experiment in 16mm contact printing, looking at the self-alignment of the body.
Spermwhore | Anna Linder | Sweden | 2016 | 12min
‘Spermwhore is a queer experimental film about unwanted childlessness in a world where normative heterosexual relationships dictate who can become parents and in what way. When it comes to reproduction our merciless bodies reduce us to merely a set sex or given gender. But the longing for children is not limited to our bodies, and the possibility of pregnancy can be gifted, shared and undertaken together.’ – Anna Linder
We Need New Names | Onyeka Igwe | UK | 2015 | 14min
Onyeka Igwe’s We Need New Names examines contemporary Nigerian diaspora and female identity by contrasting ethnographic interpretations of the funeral with personal archive, to question memory, truth and fiction.
Strolling episode 7 | Cecile Emeke | UK | 2014 | 13min
In Cecile Emeke’s Strolling episode 7, we get the Black British male perspective on feminism: “If you understand what it’s like to not feel human because you’re black, you’ll understand what it feels like to not feel human because you’re a woman.”
Next screening: The Misandrists on Sat 14 October.