This may be a virtual thinking space but we’re creating it as a reminder of how we’re always all connected via the vital dialogue art creates. Join in the dialogue. Join us on our femme-tastic trawl through culture.
This Q&A between Bird’s Eye View’s Melanie Iredale and (via Zoom from Melbourne) The Drover’s Wife writer, director, co-producer and star Leah Purcell (Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri) was recorded at a #ReclaimTheFrame preview screening at Rio Cinema on Mon 9 May 2022.
By Sam McBean. Working Girls invites us to look at sex work not for its difference, but for its similarity to many other kinds of work, and to work more generally under capitalism.
By Christine Molloy. Because the film is a miracle. I found myself seeing myself in the character of Maeve, even more so the second time round. As an Irish woman who came of age in the 80s, this is a very powerful thing. Maeve is the only cinematic version of the young woman I was, growing up in the overwhelmingly oppressive bad old days of holy Catholic 1980s Ireland.
By Anahit Behrooz. Prano Bailey-Bond’s video nasty-inspired horror Censor is about many things. But it is also, utterly and irrefutably, about grief, and the absurdity of seeking or even entertaining closure after life-altering loss.
By Ania Ostrowska.
I’m looking at the robust, although often critically snubbed, genre of feminist activist documentary, as seen in the work of one brilliant Korean documentarian, Kangyu Garam. High-octane feminist emotions guaranteed!
By Selina Robertson.
The idea for our Lesbian Camp: Yes It’s F**cking Political season started with a t-shirt. A blue t-shirt that had on its front a pink imprint of the Rio’s Pumping Iron II: The Women cinema programme flyer from 1986.
By Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle is showing at the Barbican Curve until 29 August 2021. Click here …
By Anna Walsh. Storytelling remains the shining item in Variations. Jacques gives us the roiling material realities of hardship, of people disappointing each other and going down the pub after.
By So Mayer. Travels with Tove is a highly sophisticated version of your favourite queer aunt’s slideshows of her adventures.