Sunday 6 May 2018
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
Read Anna Backman Rogers on why THE GIRLS is the film for our moment.
The Girls. Directed by Mai Zetterling, Sweden, 1968, 100mins[Click on the film title for more summer 2018 UK screening dates]
No less a luminary than Simone de Beauvoir called Mai Zetterling’s riotous feature ‘the best movie ever made by a woman,’ and Swedes voted it into their top 20. Three female friends (played by Bergman regulars) tour a production of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata as the spirit of ’68 sweeps Sweden. Life imitates art (imitating life in Bergman’s rep company?) as the sex wars spill off the stage into confrontations with the audience – and husbands back home. Will the girls win this time?
Hairpiece: A Film for Nappy Headed-People. Directed by Ayoka Chenzira, USA, 1982, 10mins
Ayoka Chenzira’s gorgeous animation listens in on African-American women talking about the impossible ideals of hair care. Witty, satirical and still bitingly relevant.
With the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.