FILM: VISIONARY WOMEN - The Other Side of the Underneath
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About The Event
Presented by Fresh Perspectives
Throughout May, Fabrica hosts a series of co-curated screenings that highlight the contributions that women filmmakers have made to British cinema. Visionary Women will put on centre stage the work of some extraordinary female creators, many of whom have been - and continue to be - undervalued or misunderstood. Inspired by Serge Attukwei Clottey and the Brighton Festival programme, these screenings celebrate themes of activism and creative change by way of Britain’s more diverse cinematic histories. Covering a wide selection of genres, styles and cultural experiences, Visionary Women will celebrate short, documentary and feature film.
Join us on May 13th for a night that puts the spotlight on a true female iconoclast, Jane Arden.
The Other Side of the Underneath (1972, 107mins, Rated 18) was the only British feature film credited to be solo-directed by a woman in the 1970’s. The film is a study of psychologically disturbed young women undergoing therapy in a run-down Victorian-era asylum in the deceptively idyllic Welsh countryside. In her film, Arden looks past labels and facades to consider society’s delicate relationship with female mental illness and its ramifications. Arden adapted her work with the renowned Holocaust Woman’s theatre troupe, and the cast is rounded out by several actors from the troupe.