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Upcoming Ladyfest London Film events!

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We have some really exciting film events coming up in March!

LADYFEST LONDON FILMS BENEFIT at the RIO CINEMA Sunday March 16th 2pm

Samantha Morton double bill

UNDER THE SKIN (18) 2.00
(UK 1997) dir. Carine Adler 83m.
Samantha Morton, Claire Rushbrook, Stuart Townsend.

Married and pregnant Rose has always been Mother’s favourite, but it is younger sister Iris whose life goes off the rails when their mother dies suddenly. Giving up her job, flat and steady boyfriend and alienating her friends and family Iris loses herself in a string of casual lovers as she struggles to cope with her grief… The feature film debut of both Samantha Morton and director Carine Adler is a powerful and unsentimental portrait of a life spiralling out of control and into sexual oblivion.

+ MORVERN CALLAR (15) 3.50
(UK 2002) dir. Lynne Ramsay 98m.
Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Linda McGuire.
Morvern Callar awakens on Christmas morning to discover that her boyfriend has committed suicide leaving behind his unpublished novel and a note urging her to ‘be brave’. She decides to dispose of his body and pass the novel off as her own work… Lynne Ramsay’s multi award-winning movie is an eerie study of a dislocated state of mind that provides no easy answers. Beautifully photographed with a great soundtrack and a powerfully enigmatic performance from Samantha Morton at its heart, the film will linger in your mind long after the final reel.

LADYFEST LONDON FILMS SPONSORS A SHORTS PROGRAMME, London Lesbian and Gay film festival at the BFI SOUTHBANK
Sunday March 30th 6.40 pm

A Samurai In My Bathroom and Other Hand-Made Pleasures

Queer reworkings and reclaimings of classic film, dyke dancing and erotic imaginings mix in this adventurous collection of lo-fi delights. A poke in the eye for convention.

Sing Little Bird (Germany 9 mins)
Using only herself, her flat and some ingenious props, Lilli Hartman creates a samurai movie of epic proportions.

Umbrella (Germany 6 mins)
A super8 sci-fi short with echoes of Vivienne Dick and some really scary umbrellas.

SuPORNNatural
Sacha Fink, Canada 2007, 4 mins
Body paint and sweating girls make a pretty picture

Bend It
Jules Nurrish, UK 2007, 3 mins
This dyke homage to Gilbert and George’s Bend It dance puts the gender into bending.

A Bun in the Oven (Germany 8 mins)
There’s a Western cooking in the kitchen in another inspired film set in Lilli Hartman’s flat.

Dust Off and Cowboy Up! (USA 4 mins)
Heroes of the West boldly ride nowhere in this experimental animation.
Laurence Arcadias, USA 4 mins

MMagnitude
Dan Borden, USA 2007, 8 mins
Joan Crawford beds Marilyn Monroe, observed by Arthur Miller in this sublime queer fantasy.

Rose Tinted
Anita Ekberg is restored to her rightful place in this rediting of a boys’ own adventure.
Bev Zalcock UK 2007 5 mins

Sysiphus
A pause to consider what’s important.
Marueen Bradley, Canada 2005, 4 mins

Achmed, The Blue Wonder (Germany 10 mins)
A final film in a flat. This time a barren village awaits a miracle.

Killer Dyke in the Brain (Germany 10 mins)
We’ve always known that lesbians are very, very dangerous. Now science can show us why.

Terese @ February 8, 2008

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