Film Event: Artists & Activists: Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers: 2-3 June 2018

At the Barbican Cinema, London   Still from 'Anything You Want To Be', Dir: Liane Brandon, 1971. Coming up at the Barbican, a weekend of conversation and 1970s film from glass-ceiling smashing women who began making movies in the name of liberation. Featuring films by Joyce Chopra, Julie Dash, Liane Brandon and Barbara Hammer.   … Continue reading Film Event: Artists & Activists: Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers: 2-3 June 2018

 “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

Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British and Irish Film & Television

Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British and Irish Film & Television (Organised by the Women’s Film & Television History Network UK/Ireland, held at the BFI Southbank and supported by MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network)  Fjoralba Miraka In this week’s blog, Fjoralba Miraka gives a lively account of the WFTHN event held at the … Continue reading Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British and Irish Film & Television

Student Bursaries for ‘Breaking the Sound Barrier’

On Saturday June 18 WFTHN are running an event at BFI Southbank examining the relationship between women and sound in film and TV, 'Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British Film & Television'. For more info and ticketing, see here. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of MeCCSA's Women's Media Studies Network, we have a small … Continue reading Student Bursaries for ‘Breaking the Sound Barrier’

Losing Ground?

Restorations, Re-Releases and Erasure by Sophie Mayer In a comprehensive survey of the current situation for women’s film exhibition and distribution, Sophie Mayer, the author of Political Animals (2014), questions whether the lessons of history are truly being learned. We live in exciting times. In February 2016, Anthology Film Archives premiered a 35 mm preservation … Continue reading Losing Ground?