21 October: Mira Nair

Mira has flexed her directing muscles across a galaxy of genres from romantic comedies such as Mississippi Masala (Sarita Choudhury’s debut role alongside Denzel Washington), period drama Vanity Fair starring Reese Witherspoon, and dramatic biopic Amelia starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere. Her most recent film was drama The Reluctant Fundamentalist starring Kate Hudson. Mira’s […]


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Good Things To Happen For Women In Film: September

Busy doesn’t even begin to describe how hectic team BTF have been in the last few weeks. From franticly trying to get to Toronto Film Fest after umpteenth standby flights, to trying to get back from New York after news of a pressure cooker bomb attack. Amid the mayhem of our travels we also delivered […]



The Taste of Greed and Violence: Mary Harron’s American Psycho

Misogyny, murder, chainsaws and feeding a cat into an ATM machine; scenes that don’t exactly scream female empowerment. Yet Mary Harron’s reimagining of Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho has reinvented the book into a subtly delicious feminist film. Holly Thicknes from Girls On Film dishes up some food for thought just in time for our Women With A Movie Camera […]


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August 2016

This edition of Good Things to Happen for Women in Film comes to you from festival director Corrina, who has been keeping track of this month’s goings on despite Notting Hill Carnival and her birthday! Read on for August’s highlights, including archive gems and news about the very welcome return of our pal Desiree Akhavan. New York Puts […]



American Psycho

26 SEP 2016 – BFI Southbank – 6pm  Artwork created by John Godfrey /   AMERICAN PSYCHO 2000 / Directed by Mary Harron / on 35mm  As part of the BFI’s Woman With a Movie Camera season, and our own annual look at representations of masculinity in the movies, we’re screening Mary Harron’s feminist […]



19 Aug: Philippa Lowthorpe

Philippa Lowthorpe’s earned her stripes in the TV world with impressive directing credits such as Jamaica Inn and Cider With Rosie and was the FIRST woman to be awarded for Best Director for Call The Midwife in 2012. Her lengthy list of mini series and TV movies includes Five Daughters starring Natalie Press which follows […]


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