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LFFF Revolt, She Said: Women and Film After '68

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One hundred years after the first women got the vote in the UK, 50 years after the protests of May ’68 triggered resistance across the world, where is the feminist revolution now? ICO x Club des Femmes curate a season of films and happenings focused on women filmmakers post ’68, who took up cameras as they took to the streets: to instigate further revolutions in ways of seeing, being, living and loving.

LFFF is extremely proud to host the screening of Maeve as part of Revolt, She Said: Women and Film After '68.


MAEVE

Pat Murphy & John Davies, Ireland, 1981

“Don’t tell me how I’m supposed to be!” Maeve’s sharp retort to her boyfriend still resonates. Influenced by Brecht and Godard, director Pat Murphy – a founder member of Circles during her time in London – gleefully snaps up their tactics for feminism in order to tell the story of a young woman returning to home to Belfast after years in London.


Lines such as “men’s relationship to women is just like England’s relationship to Ireland” offer a reminder that, in May ’68, The Troubles started as part of a wave of global struggles against imperialism – including the rule of patriarchy.


Cast member of Born in Flames who wrote her own speeches, Irish filmmaker Murphy made an equally explosive film in Maeve – one that comes close to home for UK audiences in the era of Brexit and #MeToo.


+ post screening discussion with Emma Dabiri (social historian, writer, broadcaster) and Michelle Deignan (artist, filmmaker) chaired by Club des Femmes.

With the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery