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With the cinema closed, Birds Eye View are doing all they can to keep the flame of cinemas alive through their online events and talks around new independent film releases.
Reclaim The Frame is a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the British Film Institute’s Audience Fund.
Support Plymouth Arts Cinema by watching Luxor at home with Modern Films here.
Online event – using recorded content (approx 20-25 mins) This is a special Reclaim The Frame recorded introduction + Q&A hosted by Birds’ Eye View director-at-large by Mia Bays with director Zeina Durra, lead actor Andrea Riseborough and Director of Photography Zelmira Gainza released on tbc via Birds’ Eye View’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
When British aid worker Hana (Andrea Riseborough) returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan (Karim Saleh), a talented archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.
Find out how you can watch the film here.
Tune in on Wednesday 4 November at 6.00pm for a special panel SHIRLEY discussion with film critic Hannah Woodhead, Hayley Louise Charlesworth (PhD researcher in American Gothic and representations of bisexuality onscreen at Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Joan Passey from the University of Bristol who specialises in Gothic literature and the works of Shirley Jackson and Tara Judah, writer & Watershed cinema producer. You can catch it on either Facebook Live or YouTube and it will be available to watch again after the event.
A twisted, intoxicating psychodrama about an imagined chapter in the life of notable author Shirley Jackson, featuring a tour-de-force performance from Elisabeth Moss and directed by an eminent female filmmaker with a darkly idiosyncratic voice.
The film is out in virtual cinemas and on demand via iTunes, Amazon, Sky Store, Google Play Friday 6 November.
Tune in Friday 13 November, 6.00pm for an exclusive Q&A with director Eva Mulvad and lead subject Leila on Facebook Live or YouTube.
Love Child offers a heart-breaking portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who are forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes, punishable by death.
This year is the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act coming into law in Britain and the 18 November sees the launch of United Kingdom Disability History Month – this year’s theme is Access: How far have we come? How far have we to go?
To mark the anniversary Reclaim The Frame will be joined by CRIP CAMP filmmakers Nicole Newnham and James Lebrecht for a special online A&Q on Tuesday 17 November, 6.00pm (GMT), you can catch the film on YouTube for free and Netflix now. You can find the discussion on Bird’s Eye View Facebook and YouTube pages.
RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS
Dir: Janice Engel, US, 2019, 93 minutes, cert: 15
The story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said “Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient.
You can choose to support Plymouth Arts Cinema by watching it here, and the revenue will be split between Modern Films and PAC.
Tune in and Raise Hell with Reclaim The Frame
Join Reclaim The Frame for a special panel discussion with Raise Hell Director Janice Engel and Producer Carlisle Vandervoort. You can catch it on Facebook or YouTube.