“Women are Angry”: Remembering the Feminist Protests at UK Cinemas of November and December 1980, Forty Years On

by Hannah Hamad 17th November 2020 marks the fortieth anniversary of the tragic death of 20-year-old University of Leeds student Jacqueline Hill. She was the thirteenth and final woman known to have been killed by the serial murderer of women who came to be known colloquially and infamously as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’. After the media … Continue reading “Women are Angry”: Remembering the Feminist Protests at UK Cinemas of November and December 1980, Forty Years On

A note on the creative filmmaking of Barbara Loden’s Wanda (1970) : prompted by Women Make Film (Mark Cousins 2019)

by Angela Martin This blog is part of the Women Make Film Blog Series. To read more about this series, or to contribute to the blog, click here. Wanda appears in three of the ‘chapters’ in the first episode of Mark Cousins’s epic Women Make Film: Tone, Meet Cute, and Framing. Cousins’s intention was ‘to … Continue reading A note on the creative filmmaking of Barbara Loden’s Wanda (1970) : prompted by Women Make Film (Mark Cousins 2019)

Barbara Loden’s Wanda (1970)

by Fjoralba Miraka This blog is part of the Women Make Film Blog Series. To read more about this series, or to contribute to the blog, click here. This blog is an edited version of Fjoralba’s paper, ‘Gender, Genre, and Class politics in Barbara Loden’s Wanda (1970), originally published by MAI, in Critical Reflection, 23 … Continue reading Barbara Loden’s Wanda (1970)

Jill Craigie, Interwar Girlhood and Bank Holiday (1938)

Jill Craigie, Interwar Girlhood and Bank Holiday (1938) by Hollie Price In 1932, Jill Craigie was working as a journalist on Betty’s Paper, one of a number of ‘girls’ papers’ launched in the interwar years that targeted an audience of single working women in their late teens and early twenties.[i] Her work included writing horoscopes … Continue reading Jill Craigie, Interwar Girlhood and Bank Holiday (1938)

Polly Platt: The Invisible Woman plus three more great podcasts on women and film

If you're not already a fan of the brilliant podcast You Must Remember This, you soon will be. Since 2014, host and creator Karina Longworth has been delving into ‘the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood's first century.’ This has frequently included histories of women in the industry, with seasons dedicated to actors, such as … Continue reading Polly Platt: The Invisible Woman plus three more great podcasts on women and film