Conference Report: Women & the Silent Screen, Amsterdam (May 2019)

Christine Gledhill looks back on last year's Women & The Silent Screen conference held at the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam in May 2019. Holed up in my attic during the current pandemic gives me time to look back over notes taken at last May’s Women and the Silent Screen conference, hosted by the Eye … Continue reading Conference Report: Women & the Silent Screen, Amsterdam (May 2019)

Femspectives 2020 launches programme

The Glasgow-based feminist film festival has launched this year's programme of screenings and events, taking place 20-23 February at Civic House. The second Femspectives will open with a screening of VAI, a portmanteau feature by nine women directors, shot in seven different Pacific locations. A retrospective screening of Helke Misselwitz’s 1988 film After Winter Comes … Continue reading Femspectives 2020 launches programme

What half an hour on Twitter can tell us about Nancy Meyers, ‘Queen of Romcom’

Nancy Meyers, 'Queen of Romcom' by Debora Jermyn As BAFTA prepare to welcome Nancy Meyers later this month (see link), my mind turns to an incident invoking the director last year that has continued to preoccupy me. A BBC journalist called me up. It was shortly to be the 20th anniversary of the UK release … Continue reading What half an hour on Twitter can tell us about Nancy Meyers, ‘Queen of Romcom’