A REEL REVOLUTION: Celebrating Women in Cinema and the Creative Industries

Sat 22 Jun 2024



£9* | £5* students/under 25s



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A REEL REVOLUTION: Celebrating Women in Cinema and the Creative Industries

Join us for an empowering and enlightening event at Exeter Phoenix, where we celebrate female-led filmmaking and creativity. “A Reel Revolution” looks at the creative process through a feminist lens, highlighting the invaluable contributions of women in cinema and the arts both historically and today.

Featuring screenings of compelling female-led short films, a brand new docu-short on the Cavern and local feminist indie punk band Seizure Salad, a talk on historical women filmmakers by Dr Helen Hanson (University of Exeter) and Dr Ellie Chadwick (University of Warwick), plus networking for local women creatives, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Films being screened:

Safe (Debbie Howard) – When Anne, an office cleaner, finishes work in the evening, all she wants is to get the bus home in time to put her daughter to bed. Instead, she’s pursued and harassed by a man at the bus stop, leaving her with a dilemma whether to get on the bus or face a long walk home in the dark. (Runtime: 9 minutes 55 seconds)

I Don’t Need Adult Conversation (Vika Evdokimenko) – A new mother dotes on her baby by day, but discovers dark feelings stirring up inside her at night. This hybrid film explores the shadow side of motherhood which remains taboo in our culture. (Runtime: 11 minutes 59 seconds)

Alice (Laura Scrivano) – Locked in an austere country house, headstrong and spirited Alice yearns for the freedom of the forest. But as Alice discovers the power of seduction, it is more than just her desire that is awakened. (Runtime: 7 minutes 59 seconds)

Trust (Melanie Light) – Unable to legally access abortion at home, Maria is forced to travel overseas, where she soon discovers that a helpful Stranger is not who she seems. (Runtime: 12 minutes 19 seconds)

It’s Nothing (Anna Maguire) – Recent graduate, Robin, returns to her parents’ house and obsessively starts to dig a hole, encouraged by an impossibly perfect girl; but as she digs, she heads further down a path of self-destruction. (Runtime: 16 minutes 23 seconds)

Trigger warnings: films deal with sensitive topics including eating disorders, abortion, and sexual harassment



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