06 February 2022 / Annie waite

Trio of films for International Women's Day 2022

See films made by women covering topics including women's football, female filmmakers, and unexpected secrets of the past.

International Women's Day (Tuesday 8 March) invites you to imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Together we can forge women's equality.

The Electric Palace highlights International Women's Day each year with specially curated film screenings that celebrate women: their achievements, their visions, their power.

We hope you can join us for this year's screenings. All the films below are F-Rated - the F-Rating is applied to films which are directed by women and/or written by women.

International Women's Day screenings: 9 - 11 March 2022

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache

Wednesday 9 March, 7.30pm

Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché (pictured, top) is both a tribute and a detective story, narrated by Jodie Foster, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.

Crammed full of A-listers, this film is “A love letter to early cinema and a fascinating detective story all in one".

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illustration of multicoloured football fieldFreedom Fields - plus Q&A with Director Naziha Arebi

Thursday 10 March, 7.30pm

A groundbreaking, exhilarating film made by a female director, which follows a women's football team in post-revolution Libya.

"Beautifully shot, subtly told, by turns moving, infuriating and exhilarating, this is a celebration of an incredible group of women that you simply must meet for everything they represent" - Little White Lies

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Memory Box

Friday 11 March, 7.30pm

Follow the stories of Maia and Alex, unlocking mysteries of a hidden past via an unexpected delivery in the post.

Winners of the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2017, filmmakers and artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige question the role of memory in creating images and historical narratives. The pair has always shown an interest in the emotional processes associated with the trauma of war, and this time Joana’s own journals and tapes from 1982 to 1988 and Khalil’s wartime photographs build the story of Maia and Alex.

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Electric Women on Film

You might also be interested in our Electric Women on Film group, a free group that invites you to expand your knowledge of women in film - discuss and enjoy work from female directors, writers, and producers.

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