Celebrating Women in Global Cinema at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
HOME

Celebrating Women in Global Cinema at HOME Manchester, Manchester 1 January — 31 December 2019 Tickets from £5.50 — Book now

For 2019, HOME present a monumental, year-long season dedicated to Celebrating Women in Global Cinema. Co-curated by Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Film Programme Manager and Andy Willis, Senior Visiting Curator: Film at HOME, the season will focus on women working on both sides of the camera, promising an unprecedented selection of rare and hard to see films made by women from around the world. Hayward explains, “we’re taking our on-going commitment to diverse and inclusive film programming to the next level with the theme of women in film permeating our cinemas for an entire year – as opposed to a one-off season or event.”

In a year when the Academy of Motion Pictures saw that no women filmmakers were nominated for Best Director, HOME’s initiative seems timely. There have been plenty of events already, including inspiring, necessary retrospectives of under-celebrated filmmakers such as New German Cinema director, Margarethe von Trotta and Hollywood star, director and producer Ida Lupino. But there’s plenty more to come, and film fans visiting HOME’s website and browsing their brochures will be able to look out for the Celebrating Women in Global Cinema stamp, which will provide a quick way to identify and support cinema made with significant contributions by female filmmakers.

Havanas Divas – Directed by S. Louisa Wei

There’s an emphasis on bringing together a selection of work that is truly global. This October, HOME present New Women’s Voices in Lebanese Cinema, a three film season that addresses topics ranging from women’s roles and status in contemporary Lebanese society, class issues and the refugee crisis, to the legacy of the civil war and its aftermath. The season forms part of HOME’s mission to highlight women’s voices from regions traditionally underrepresented in surveys of world cinema. This year’s edition of Not Just Bollywood, for example, focussed upon women working in Indian independent cinema, while The Original Ass Kickers looks at Hong Kong’s female action heroes.

The initiative doesn’t ignore pioneering work by women in British and American cinema though. In addition to the celebration of Hollywood figure, Ida Lupino, earlier this year, HOME brought filmgoers together to discover the work of Euzhan Palcy, the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio picture (A Dry White Season, 1989), as well as Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony-award winning Barbra Streisand. Closer to home, local filmmaker Carol Morley received the retrospective treatment, while Joanna Hogg arrived with The Souvenir.

Ngozi Onwurah

There are plenty of ways to engage more directly too, and HOME has been eager to reach out to audiences and programmers. Six programming slots over the year are to be curated by burgeoning female creatives and women looking to break into film exhibition. Evening courses on Women in Science Fiction and Women in Film Comedy provide chance for learning. While live recordings of Girls on Film, (the all-female review show presented by film journalist Anna Smith) across the year, provide opportunities to speak to women in film criticism.

At Creative Tourist, we’ll be featuring events throughout the year. Read on to discover individual events scheduled as part of Celebrating Women in Global Cinema at HOME, and be sure to check back as more details are confirmed. #WomenAtHOME

Celebrating Women in Global Cinema at HOME Manchester, Manchester 1 January — 31 December 2019 Tickets from £5.50 Book now

What's on at HOME Manchester

From England with Love at HOME
TheatreManchester
From England with Love at HOME

With stunning choreography and an inventive score, the ambiguities at the heart of England take centre stage in Hofesh Shechter’s compelling new dance work.

from £10.00
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga at HOME

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus.

from £7.95
La Chimera
Until
CinemaManchester
La Chimera at HOME

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Restaurant
Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

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The Ritz

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Homeground
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Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

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Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

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Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

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Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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La Chimera
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La Chimera at HOME

Josh O’Connor leads a ramshackle band of grave robbers in Alice Rohrwacher’s stunning new film, La Chimera.

from £7.95
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga at HOME

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus.

from £7.95
Into the Melting Pot at Manchester Jewish Museum: A photograph showing a theatre stage. On the right side we can see a woman in a pink hijab with a travel bag in her hand. She has a yellow star pinned to her black blouse. She looks concerned. In the background there is a group of 5 musicians playing medieval instruments.
CinemaManchester
Into the Melting Pot at Manchester Jewish Museum

Be transported back to 15th-century Andalucia for a screening of a concert play tackling stories around integration, love, heritage and racial identity. Part of Manchester Jewish Museum’s Synagogue Scratch Season.

from £10.00

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