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20 November – A United Kingdom – Preview & Q&A

From director Amma Asante (Belle), starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and set against the breath-taking backdrops of the African savannah and period London, A UNITED KINGDOM celebrates the inspiring real-life relationship between Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in […]


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12 July: Thelma & Louise 25th Anniversary Screening

Sisterhood, sacrifice, female friendship, solidarity (and Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon and Brad Pitt) all in one of the greatest road trip movies ever. How could we *not* screen Thelma & Louise for its 25th anniversary? Come, watch, reminisce, discuss and relish the wonder that is one of our most important feminist flicks of all time on […]



12 June: Shakespeare’s Sisters Shorts & Discussion

Curzon Soho presents Shakespeare’s Sisters, a special event combining the first public screening of two new short films inspired by Shakespeare by two female filmmaking teams, followed by a 45 minute panel discussion on the relationship between Shakespeare, women and cinema. THE FILMS1 Marina and Adrienne (15) Written/directed by Lucy Campbell; produced by Loran Dunn. […]



21 April: Drop Dead Gorgeous in partnership with LOCO Film Fest!

Bring your tiaras and don your beauty queen sashes as Bechdel Test Fest team up with LOCO comedy film festival to present the hilarious all-female comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous in 35mm. Preambling this rare screening of the cult classic written by Lona Williams will be a special guest panel intro hosted by our programmer and […]


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Bechdel Test Fest’s First Birthday!

We our first birthday at the Hackney Attic! We launched our new website, debuted our plans for 2016 and celebrated our first birthday in style! We were also joined by previous panelists Sophie Monks Kaufman, Tara Elizabeth, Anna Leszkiewicz, Sophie Mayer (who wrote us a Sylvia Plath-inspired poem!), Charlie Oughton and our guest DJ Jenn Nkiru, all […]



The Feminist’s Guide to Love – The Woman’s Picture

We were delighted to curate three discussion events as part of the BFI’s LOVE season. Corrina, Nia and Simran chatted melodrama and the ‘woman’s picture’ with David Edgar (BFI) at the BFI Southbank, following a screening of Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows. Thanks to everyone who attended!


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