Thursday, 17 July 2014

SHE MUST BE WIKI: Feminist Film Wiki-a-Thon + Screening of She Must Be Seeing Things (16mm)

Fri 25 July, 3pm
£5 / Free to ICA Members

Imagine if you looked up your favourite film online and found… nothing. That's the case for far too many classics of feminist film.

The first ICA wiki-a-thon features a Salon with academics, filmmakers and curators. Chaired by moving image artist Sarah Turner, speakers include Elinor Cleghorn, Elizabeth Cowie, Sophie Mayer, and Lucy Reynolds.

This is a chance to further and exchange knowledge of feminist film and film theory. Bring a laptop and determination to shape history. A closed workshop will take place before the Friday Salon to post entries on Wikipedia.

Book for the Friday Salon


Screening: She Must Be Seeing Things

With an introduction by Selina Robertson from Club Des Femmes.

Dir. Sheila McLaughlin, USA, 1987, 85mins, 16mm
With Lois Weaver, Sheila Dabney

Fri 25 July, 5pm
£11 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members

The Salon is followed by a screening of Sheila McLaughlin’s rarely screened lesbian classic drawing themes from her own life, McLaughlin explores the complex and emotional commitment of Agatha (Sheila Dabney), a lawyer and her girlfriend Jo, a filmmaker (Lois Weaver). While Jo is out of town, Agatha becomes convinced Jo is cheating on her with a man. Revelatory for its representation of a new lesbian desire, a politicized eroticism that mirrored the burgeoning butch/femme scene at the time, the film was attacked by anti-porn feminists as it arrived at the height of the feminist 'Sex Wars'. McLaughlin, together with Lizzie Borden and Bette Gordon, formed part of a small school of New York independent filmmakers that explored issues of gender and sexuality that had not until that time been addressed by Third-Wave Feminism, paving the way for future queer representations.

Ticket Offer: attend both the Feminist Film Friday Salon and She Must be Seeing Things screening for the reduced price of £10 / £8 Concessions / £6 ICA Members.

Book for the double bill

In partnership with the University of Kent and ICA

Image: Sheila McLaughlin, She Must Be Seeing Things, 1987

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