Closing the Gaps: Researching the Women’s Event at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 1972

Katharine Kamleitner reflects on the process of investigating a key film festival event from feminist history and brings to life its blend of challenge, complexity, opportunity and success.  Her piece ends with an appeal to our members regarding their potential contribution and news of a upcoming event to celebrate this history. In my PhD project, … Continue reading Closing the Gaps: Researching the Women’s Event at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 1972

 “Is This my Life?” Part Two: Discovering Anne Charlotte Robertson through the Harvard Film Archive

Brett Kashmere continues his riveting account of the life and work of Anne Charlotte Robertson.  Part One summarised the results of his retrospective study, the character of the person and the work.  Now, in Part Two, he considers further the steps involved in retrospective archival work and the challenges facing exhibition of fragile material. Finally, … Continue reading  “Is This my Life?” Part Two: Discovering Anne Charlotte Robertson through the Harvard Film Archive

‘Is This my Life?’: Part One: Public Intimacy in the Work of Anne Charlotte Robertson

In this blog, Brett Kashmere shares his research regarding a neglected figure of 1970s and 1980s filmmaking, Anne Charlotte Robertson.  Drawing directly on the archive of her work and personal papers now housed at Harvard University, this piece gives an insight into the unique quality of her work and examines the issues that arise in undertaking retrospective study.  … Continue reading ‘Is This my Life?’: Part One: Public Intimacy in the Work of Anne Charlotte Robertson

Conference Report: Women in The American New Wave: A Retrospective

In this week’s contribution, Fjoralba Miraka reflects on a conference at Bangor University on The American New Wave.  Out of a wide-ranging event, she focusses on key aspects in relation to women and film history, not least in some challenges to the dominance of the prevailing idea of the New Hollywood male auteur. Her report … Continue reading Conference Report: Women in The American New Wave: A Retrospective

Glamour, Nostalgia and Film Memory: Contemporary Popular Culture and the Femme Fatale

In this week's blog, Katherine Farrimond writes from a very contemporary perspective on the enduring cinematic figure of the femme fatale. Further to the publication of her monograph, she considers how recent examples in film and television create different dialogues between past and present. In my book, The Contemporary Femme Fatale: Gender, Genre and American Cinema, I was … Continue reading Glamour, Nostalgia and Film Memory: Contemporary Popular Culture and the Femme Fatale