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September: Films directed by women

Wed 5th Sept: Lost in Translation (2003) Sofia Coppola


Rotten Tomatoes says: humour and subtle pathos, Sofia Coppola crafts a moving, melancholy story that serves as a showcase for Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.

Wed Sept 12th: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)   Susan Seidelman
With Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum, Robert Joy, Laurie Metcalf, Anna Levine, Will Patton, Peter Maloney, Steven Wright, John Turturro, Anne Carlisle, Edward Lachman, Andrew Mondshein, Michael Peyser, Midge Sanford, Sarah Pillsbury and Leora Barish

Wed Sept 19th: The Babadook (2014) Jennifer Kent
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her…
Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman, Tim Purcell, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Hayley McElhinney, Cathy Adamek, Peta Shannon, Benjamin Winspear, Barbara West

The Hitchhiker (1953) Ida Lupino… and The Ladies’ Bridge…
Ray (Edmond O’Brien) and Gilbert’s (Frank Lovejoy) fishing trip takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker (William Talman) they pick up turns out to be a sociopath on the run from the law. He’s killed before, and he lets the two know that as soon as they’re no longer useful, he’ll kill again…

The Ladies’ Bridge (2016) Karen Livesey 

Today the Thames riverboat pilots tell the story of Waterloo Bridge being built by women during the Second World War. Official history had written this story out as Historian Dr Christine Wall discovered after years of trawling through archives.

In 2005 she was joined by film-maker Karen Livesey to pursue the story through oral history. We set out to find these women, The Ladies Bridge documentary explores why these bridge builders and 25,000 other female construction workers had been written out of history. It was not until 2015, with the find of threee photographs and a crucial interview from the documentary, that womens’ contribution to the building of the bridge was officially acknowledged.
Producers :  Jo Wiser & Karen Livesey