Is gender-flipping movie franchises a feminist move or a token gesture? Join in the live-recorded Girls on Film podcast conversation with special guests Maxine Peake, Emma Jones of the BBC’s Talking Movies and former Times critic Kate Muir. The panel will review films in HOME’s Celebrating Women in Global Cinema season, upcoming new releases including Maxine’s new film Gwen as well as two new releases featuring Emma Thompson, who stars in the comedy Late Night with Mindy Kaling, and joins Tessa Thompson in Men In Black International.
Have a listen below to Episode 10 of Girls on Film with Anna, Total Film’s Jane Crowther and BBC’s Rhianna Dhillon recorded live at HOME in Manchester in April.
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Maxine is best known for leading high-profile TV dramas such as Black Mirror: Metalhead, Three Girls, Silk, The Village and Shameless. Maxine took the title role in Hamlet at the Manchester Royal Exchange in a critically acclaimed “radical re-imagining” of William Shakespeare’s play, returning to play Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire and Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s. Recent film credits include Mike Leigh’s period drama Peterloo, Funny Cow and the Oscar nominated The Theory of Everything. Maxine will next be seen in independent British feature Gwen, released on Fri 19 June at HOME and as the lead role of Anne (ITV series), which follows the true story of Anne Williams, a mother seeking justice after the Hillsborough tragedy.
Former chief film critic for the Times, author of the novels Suffragette City, Left Bank and West Coast, and currently freelance film critic, script writer and campaigner for equality for women in film and TV through her work with Time’s Up UK, Bird’s Eye View and Women and Hollywood.
Emma Jones is a reporter with BBC Talking Movies, the world’s most watched movie show on television. She’s also set up Electra Media to interview women in the spotlight about what’s on the inside rather than focusing on age, bodies and relationships- In 2017, Emma gave a TEDx talk on her belief that the way famous women are portrayed in the media is connected to low self-esteem in women and girls.