Sat 27th, Royal College of Music 6.30pm Tickets now available here.
WOMEN IN FILM (15)
In an industry dominated by men, Kino flies the flag for female empowerment. We’ve everything from a post-apocalyptic lesbian revenge Western by the daughter of Hollywood’s most macho director, to a sensitive study of familial oppression in modern Madrid, to an emotive tale of mothers and sons featuring Oscar-winning acting powerhouse Melissa Leo.
The Lotus Gun NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir / Wri: Amanda Milius, Prod: Julio Vincent Gambuto, Faisal Attrache, Wri: Jonathan Eisenman
USA (2015), 25 min, Cert 15
2077: Nora and her best friend and lover, Daph, live an idyllic life in a rugged landscape. When Daph disappears, Nora has to go to extreme measures to save her. Director and Writer Amanda Milius is the daughter of legendary Hollywood maverick John Milius, screenwriter of APOCALYPSE NOW, and writer-director of BIG WEDNESDAY, DILLINGER, CONAN, RED HEAT, etc
Mother’s Day USA UK Premiere
Dir: Jeff Tan, Prod / Wri Gabriel Furman, Starring Melissa Leo & Gabriel Furman
USA, 6 min 49 sec, Cert 15
A tragedy forces a mother and son to finally come together and one must find the strength to say goodbye. Starring Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo (THE FIGHTER, FROZEN RIVER, RED STATE, 21 GRAMS, TREME, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS, etc)
Doctor Sharpe NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir / Prod / Wri: Alice Ash, Dir / Prod: Laura Brown
UK (2015), 12 min 7 sec, Cert 15
Meet Rose Durrell, a woman so fixated on her relationship with her handsome and silent doctor that she will do anything to find a way into his surgery.
We Want Cake
Dir / Wri / Prod: Tania Gonzalez
Mexico (2014), 7 min 21 sec, Cert 15
A women looking for love dates a man who who’ll show her the dark side of chubby chasing
I Was Five When I became A Woman
Dir / Prod / Wri: Maryam Tafakory
UK (2014), 4 min 28 sec, Cert 15
An emotional tapestry that invites you to briefly share the life long torment of genital mutilation still forced upon many
Laisa NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir / Wri: Carmen Gutiérrez
Spain (2014), 12 min, Cert 15
Sonia has just moved to Madrid and now she’s not letting anything or anyone meddle in her life. Her roommate Laisa, however, is in a very different position.
Listen NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir / Prod / Wri: Rungano Nyoni, Hamy Ramezan
Denmark (2015), 12 min, Cert 15
A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband, but the translator seems unwilling to convey the actual meaning of her words.
Acoustic Kitty NORTH WEST Premiere
Dir: Jennifer Sheridan, Prod / Wri: Adam Shakinovsky
UK (2015), 10 min, Cert 15
Agent Cooper is an MI6 agent and resident laughing stock at the CIA during the height of the Cold War; tasked with surgically inserting listening devices into cats…