The London Feminist Film Festival is returning to the Rio Cinema in Dalston (London) for its 4th edition from 18 to 21 August and we are pleased to announce that the full programme has been finalised and tickets are on sale NOW!
Recent years have seen increases in right wing conservatism, which have resulted in a surge in various forms of discrimination and bigotry. Because in 2016 many women across the globe are finding the rights they fought so hard for are under attack again, we have decided to open the 2016 edition of LFFF with a 25th anniversary screening of Pratibha Parmar’s A Place of Rage. This award-winning documentary celebrates African American women and their achievements within the context of the civil rights, Black power, and feminist movements.
In light of the the current political and social climate we have programmed specific sessions addressing “THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE“, the experiences of “REFUGEE WOMEN“, as well as the representation and abuse of women’s bodies in patriarchal society in the session “WOMEN’S BODIES AS SITES …“.
The inspirational and upbeat feature length ‘pop-u-mentary’ Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model follows award-winning performance artist Bryony Kimmings and her 10-year-old niece Taylor as they try to combat the hyper-sexualised and commercialised world of pop by creating their own alternative popstar role model. We will be joined for the panel discussion by campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez as well as the filmmakers.
Other highlights include the EUROPEAN PREMIERE of the documentary feature No Kids for Me, Thanks! ,which gives a voice to childless women, and the delightful award-winning short One Thousand and One Teardrops which addresses women’s dress codes in Iran and is narrated by Shappi Khorsandi.
As a special bonus for feminist film lovers who are planning to spend the whole weekend with us, this year you can buy tickets for all six screenings for the price of five.
The 2016 London Feminist Film Festival will provide space to celebrate, organise, and inspire. Each screening will be followed by a post screening discussion, which we suggest you stick around for. Not only do these offer further insight into themes addressed in the films, but they are also a great space to speak to filmmakers about their experiences in the film industry.
You can view our full programme here. Buy your tickets from the Rio Cinema website here.