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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 […]

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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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The Feminist’s Guide to Love – The Whitewash of Romance

We were delighted to curate three discussion events as part of the BFI’s LOVE season. We hosted Isaura Barbé-Brown (actress), Hannah Hamad (senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia) and Bridget Minamore (poet) in conversation to discuss why people of colour don’t fall in love at the movies at the BFI Southbank, following a screening of Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Beyond the Lights. […]

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The Feminist’s Guide to Love – Yuppie Peril

We were delighted to curate three discussion events as part of the BFI’s LOVE season. We hosted Miriam Bale (author and journalist), Jemma Desai (I Am Dora) and Kate Hardie (actress) in conversation to talk privilege, consumption and the love lives of professional women at the BFI Southbank, following a screening of Adrian Lyne’s Fatal Attraction. Thanks to […]

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Horror Heroines

We were delighted to host a weekender of Halloween-themed films as part of the London Fields Free Film Festival. We screened a double-bill of Andrew Fleming’s The Craft and Wes Craven’s Scream at The Proud Archivist, as well as Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night at the Hackney Attic. We were delighted to […]

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