In Her View: Women Documentary Filmmakers at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

In Her View: Women Documentary Filmmakers at HOME Manchester, Manchester 15 — 30 January 2020 Tickets from £7.50 — Book now

The history of nonfiction cinema is dominated by male names and male voices. This January HOME look back over that history in order to highlight women documentary filmmakers — both trailblazers and contemporary voices — who have produced work that deserves to be raised up and recognised.

The season starts with Shirley Clarke’s seminal 1967 verité depiction of gay African-American hustler Jason Holliday, Portrait of Jason, running through Barbara Kopple’s Reagan-era labour doc, American Dream, all the way to The Swirl, Herrero Garvin’s lyrical 2016 documentary about the sociological and ecological effects of torrential flooding in El Remolino, Mexico.

The curated selection of films reaches Brazil, India and Mexico, touching upon a broad range of subjects, each approached with different styles. It is a season to demonstrate the quality, breadth and artistry of women filmmakers who have worked and continue to work in documentary cinema, highlighting new voices, whilst reminding us of those who paved the way.

In Her View: Women Documentary Filmmakers at HOME Manchester, Manchester 15 — 30 January 2020 Tickets from £7.50 Book now

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Where to go near In Her View: Women Documentary Filmmakers at HOME

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Event venue

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

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

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.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
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.

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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