A Cup of Ambition: Celluloid Sorceress on our forthcoming 9 to 5 & Working Girl event!

“We’re coming to the edge, running on the water, coming through the fog your sons and daughters.” Carly Simon: Let the River Run Michael Ballhaus’ helicopter arc around the Statue of Liberty is among the greatest images of New York ever captured; those two minutes that symbolise the ambitions of the Reagan / Thatcher era. […]



Channeling our Teenage Demons Through Margaret’s Lisa

Watching Anna Paquin as the elaborately neurotic Lisa in Margaret is as embarrassing as it is empowering. Lisa embodies that humorously memorable time when we were Just So Sure; sure everyone was intellectually beneath us, kept aglow by the seething thoughts of  Just You Wait. Spoiler alert – there is no ‘Margaret’ in Margaret. The movie […]



Good Things To Happen For Women in Film: December

Well folks, we made it. Just about. December has seen another brutal cull of our most beloved movie stars (and honorary gamechanger George Michael) as this month we said a bitter farewell to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. We also waved goodbye to Zsa Zsa Gábor, Florence Henderson, TV Royale Liz Smith and Indian actor turned politician Jayaram […]


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Feminist Film Resolutions for 2017 (and beyond)

Plenty of stats will remind you that women are not quite out of the woods in the search for better rep in film. But hey, new year, new hope and here’s to new ways of thinking that, actually, you can help chip away at the patriarchy. Here’s just five resolutions you can apply immediately in […]


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Bechdel Test Fest’s zine: GIRLS GOTTA EAT!

  Back due to popular demand! VERY LIMITED STOCK! A beautiful compendium on two of our favourite things – film and food all flavoured with a feminist perspective! 22 delicious features plus tasty illustrations from a smorgasbord of female writers and artists from London to Paris, New York to Canada. We’re using this zine to highlight women who […]



Good Things To Happen For Women In Film: November

The temperatures may be dipping but we’re still hot on the heels of finding just some of the reasons to be cheerful about the state of women in film. As ever, busy is the word of the month; Simran’s just got back from Belgium after interviewing a certain Amma Asante and has also been schooling future […]


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