StAIGS Feminist Film Series

The mission of the StAIGS Feminist Film Series is to de-canonise and decolonise film and cinema content outreach whilst spotlighting female, POC, and LGBTQIA+ filmmakers. The series aims to provide a space to view the work of overlooked creatives and hold critical discussions on issues related to gender and beyond. 

Thursday, February 20, 5PM 

Location: Byre Theatre Conference Room 

Film: Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore 

Director: Sarah Jacobson 

US | 1996 | 95 minutes | English 

Hosted by: Dr Connor McMorran, Department of Film Studies 

A high schooler from suburbia gets in touch with her sexuality while working at a dingy movie theatre in the city, in Sarah Jacobson’s much overlooked riot grrrl, counter-culture, slacker comedy. 

Wednesday, March 11, 5PM 

Location: Byre Theatre Conference Room 

Film: Adoption (Hungarian: Örökbefogadás) 

Director: Márta Mészáros 

Hungary | 1975 | 89 minutes | Hungarian 

Hosted by: Prof. Dina Iordanova, Department of Film Studies 

Adoption is a 1975 Hungarian drama film directed by Márta Mészáros. It tells the story of Kata, an unmarried female factory worker, who becomes interested in neglected children and tries to adopt one. 

Tuesday, April 14, 5PM 

Location: Byre Theatre Conference Room 

Film: All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre) 

Director: Pedro Almodóvar 

Spain/France | 1999 | 101 minutes | Spanish/Catalan/English 

Hosted by: Prof. Catherine O’Leary, School of Modern Languages 

A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress’ autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy’s father about the death of the son he never knew he had. 

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