Earth Mama (15)
Sat 13 Jan 2024 - Thu 18 Jan 2024
£10* (£8*) | £5* students/under 25s
Various (see dates below)
Dir. Savanah Leaf
2023 | 101 mins | UK, US
Tia Nomore, Erika Alexander, Keta Price
*This screening will play with Descriptive Subtitles.
Savanah Leaf’s directorial feature debut is an intimate depiction of a mother’s fear and love, crafting a story that redefines perspectives and asks us to bear witness to vulnerability and the desire to be seen.
Gia (Tia Nomore) is a young mother fighting for her children. Her son and daughter are in foster care, and now her unborn child could also be taken away. Struggling to work enough hours with court-mandated classes, she’s barely making ends meet. Gia loves her children unconditionally, but how will she give them the future they deserve?
Leaf’s elegant visual language interjects lush visions of hope and visceral manifestations of Gia’s deepest fears into her everyday life. Moving performances root the film in authenticity, including that of newcomer Tia Nomore, whose Gia is tender, conflicted, and layered.
Mon 15th screening will be followed by a pre-recorded discussion between film director Savanah Leaf and Reclaim the Frame director Melanie Iredale (20 mins). Both the film and the Q&A will include descriptive subtitles.
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Directed by a woman, written by a woman and starring a significant woman.
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∆ BBFC Rating Details:
Rated 15 – strong language, brief drug misuse