Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast includes: Saoirse Ronan, Timothee chalamet, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges
Includes Introduction by George Hamley, Curator and Film Student
94 mins / 2017 / USA

Greta Gerwig's Barbie is one of the all time most successful films and this is a chance to see her first solo directed film before teaming up with Mattell!  Immerse yourself in the thrift-shop aesthetic of Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird and enjoy Riot Girl sounds, vintage clothes and jewellery shopping.

As people enter the Electric Palace, red and black colours will combine with a "riotgrrrl" style environment. Stemming from the sustainable practice of thrifting, a section of vintage clothes, jewellery, and badges will be sold cheaply alongside an arts and crafts station, where "Vote 4" posters can be made. A playlist of "riotgrrrl" bands, Bikini Kill (West Coast U.S.) & X-Ray Spex (UK), will play before a short talk on Gerwig's films and influences.

Lady Bird is a 2017 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig in her solo directorial debut. Set in Sacramento, California from fall 2002 to fall 2003, the film tells the story of a high school senior and her difficult relationship with her mother - loosely based on Gerwig's own life. It stars Saoirse Ronan who fully embodies the role, bringing her energy and her sense of humor to the tile role capturing the complex relationship between mother and daughter while navigating applying to college and buying a suitably original dress for the school prom.

Dress code (should you feel so inclined) - Red and Black or Vintage chic!

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is applied to all films which are directed by women and/or written by women. Find out more about F-Rating.

About Cinema Unbound: Powell and Pressburger season

This is the second of our Student Saturdays, devised and curated by people under 25 - to explore the influence of Powell and Pressburger on contemporary filmmakers today.

Local students in the Bexhill Filmspotters group have also been involved in planning, writing and recording a selection of podcasts.

Here's one of the episodes, focused on the influence of Powell and Pressburger on Greta Gerwig - check out the rest of the podcasts in the series!

Greta Gerwig has made her influences very public, citing Powell and Pressburger's The Red Shoes and A Matter of Life and Death  (screening on November 5th), as important landmarks that have contributed to her filmmaking style.

The Creative Worlds of Powell and Pressburger is a major UK-wide celebration of one the greatest and most enduring filmmaking partnerships: Michael Powell (1905-1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988). Bold, subversive and iconoclastic, challenging and changing the visual language of film, their passionate collaborative artistic vision, spanning 24 films together between 1939 and 1972, is a vital part of the fabric of British cinema history.

In our series this Autumn, see original Powell and Pressburger classics, learn about their craft in filmmaking workshops, and enjoy a selection of modern films which bear the hallmark of their impact on filmmaking beyond the pair's generation.

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Screening as part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

The Electric Palace cinema is proud to be part of this UK wide celebration programming a mix of screenings, events and workshops this autumn, bringing their work to new audiences to their work.

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