Film Hub Fortnightly – June

01st June 2020 3 Minute Read

This May and June sees the release of one of the most ambitious films ever made by a Northern Irish filmmaker.

Mark Cousin’s Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) is an overview and appreciation, in 14 hours and 40 chapters, of female film directors. Taking us around the world, from the silent era to the present, it uses a wealth of film and archival footage and narration by the likes of Tilda Swinton, Thandie Newton and Jane Fonda to tell an often-neglected cinema history. The film is being released in five parts through BFI Player’s monthly subscription service with the first two parts available now and the rest coming soon.

If you want to learn more about women in film in general, you can check out the feminist film organization Bird’s Eye View. As part of their regular coverage of this title, they will be hosting a Q&A on the 3rd with three filmmakers whose work is profiled.

QFT Player  has also recently updated their growing roster with previously exhibited moving image exhibitions of the works of Lucian Freud and Leonardo Da Vinci. Responding to popular demand, they have also extended their showing of the film Trouble (2019) till the 4th. This fiction-documentary hybrid, from director Mariah Garnett, exploring her estranged, Northern Irish father’s past, can be complemented by a Q&A with Garnett which has been made available for free. The Player’s free collection will also include Fiddlesticks (2014). Programmed by Cinemagic’s CineSeeker Film Club, this German family film, about a group of children who attempt to free their grandparents from a nursing home, will be available from the 5th to the 7th.

By Ruairí McCann

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