In 2019 we will host a year-long programme of films and special events highlighting and celebrating women in film from across the world.
From specially curated retrospectives, seasons and special events, to takeovers of annual favourites such as Not Just Bollywood, this branded series of screenings and events will explore and challenge the place and space of female filmmakers from a variety of cultural, social and political perspectives.
“We look forward to celebrating what women from across the world have achieved in film to date, whilst empowering the female creatives of the future so that female voices in our industry become louder in the years to come.” Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Film Programme Manager and co-curator of Celebrating Women in Global Cinema.
Here’s a taste of what you can look forward to this year:
- Retrospectives of work from ground-breaking female directors including; Margarethe von Trotta, one of the leading lights of the New German Cinema of the 1970s and 1980s; Hong Kong pioneer Angie Chen; Euzhan Palcy, the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio picture; controversial Italian director Lina Wertmüller, the first woman to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar; and Mira Nair, one of India’s most critically acclaimed filmmakers.
- Talks and events celebrating inspirational women in Hollywood, including Ida Lupino who worked on more than 130 films and TV programmes, as an actor, producer, writer and director; and Barbra Streisand, a major industry figure and undoubtedly one of the biggest cross-media stars of the 1960s and 1970s.
- Some of our most popular annual events will be celebrating women in 2019 including Pride and Sexuality Summer School.
- Women, Organise! a season of films that focuses on women’s activism and trades unions.
- Girls On Film podcast come to HOME for a live event of the all-female review show presented by film journalist Anna Smith, featuring live debates, interviews and film reviews.
- Eight-week evening courses on Women in Science Fiction and Women in Film Comedy.
We have many more features to be announced over the coming year, but for now keep an eye out for the Celebrating Women in Global Cinema badge in our programme and join in the celebration and conversation online with #WomenAtHOME.
This programme is co-curated by Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Film Programme Manager and Andy Willis, Senior Visiting Curator: Film and Professor of Film Studies, School of Arts and Media at University of Salford.
In this season
To mark HOME's year long season Celebrating Women in Global Cinema, our regular North West short film night will be a Women in Local Cinema…
Further events announced for Celebrating Women in Global Cinema programme at HOME, including Lina Wertmüller retrospective, Women Over Fifty Film Festival tour, and Not Just…
Previously in this season
Host Anna Smith will be joined by BBC Asian Network’s Ashanti Omkar and pop culture expert Dr Kirsty Fairclough of the University of Salford, plus…
A retrospective of work by the provocative and controversial Italian director Lina Wertmüller, an assistant to Fellini who went on to be the first women…
The Sexuality Summer School presents/Dial(ogue) D for Dyke Disruption: A Queer Toolkit for Blowing Up the Film Canon?
In this talk, writer and activist So Mayer brings their feminist film toolkit to the Sexuality Summer School and HOME.
A double bill of documentaries represent the vital role women have played in working class struggle and resistance.
Delve deeper into our Not Just Bollywood film season with this special one-hour introduction that explores the growing power of the female audience at the…
The all-female film podcast is one year old and we’d love you the join the party!
Andy Willis will discuss Jane Fonda’s work in the 1970s with film historian Peter Krämer.
As part of HOME’s 2019 celebration of women in global cinema we offer a selection of films that together are our salute to Hong Kong…
Andy Willis will discuss Barbra Streisand's place in American popular culture of the 1960s and 1970s with film historian Peter Krämer.
The all-female film review podcast Girls On Film was initiated by film journalist Anna Smith in response to calls for more female voices in film criticism.
A full day session exploring the work of inspirational filmmaker Ida Lupino.
The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019/ People Still Call It Love: Passion, Affection and Destruction in Japanese Cinema
. The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 features thoughtfully selected works from Japan’s artistic repertoire.
One of the most gifted – but often overlooked – directors to come from the New German Cinema movement, we are delighted to be bringing…
Artist Beryl Cook’s deadpan approach to painting her subjects reveals the humour and pathos of the extraordinary; the pictorial equivalent of Les Dawson’s bawdy mimicry.
The trailblazing Mabel Normand – who starred in 167 shorts and 23 features – gets her long-overdue moment in the spotlight.
This screening will have a live musical accompaniment by The Meg Morley Trio who have a newly commissioned score for the films. The performers for…
Throughout her career Debbie Horsfield has excelled in writing accessible, ensemble dramas that revolve around strong female characters. In this special double bill we will…
Acclaimed director Derek Chiu’s 18th feature follows four young people involved in the 1967 Hong Kong Leftist Riot; half a century later, another four face…
Discover short films from all genre that are being produced in our region and meet the filmmakers.
Feminism isn’t just for grown-ups. Encouraging the little voices of today to be the big voices of tomorrow, join us for a relaxed morning of…