Current Season:

Trailblazers: Women in New Hollywood

Wed 03 Apr — Sun 28 Apr 2024

‘New Hollywood’ is often remembered for a ‘brat pack’ of male directors, including filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, who capitalised on the less restrictive filmmaking landscape that followed the decline of the Hollywood studio system to make films that broke from the classical mould. 

‘Trailblazers: Women in New Hollywood’ reconceptualises this renaissance in American filmmaking by celebrating unsung female directors whose creativity also began to flourish in this more open filmmaking landscape, but whose work has often been unfairly overshadowed by their male counterparts.  

Spotlighting the trailblazing filmmaking of directors Claudia Weill, Barbara Loden, Joan Micklin Silver, and Kathleen Collins, the season showcases a range of their rarely-screened films from the 1970s and 80s. From Claudia Weill’s masterly examination of female friendship Girlfriends (1978), to the point zero of the modern indie rom-com Crossing Delancey (Joan Micklin Silver, 1988), the season highlights the visionary filmmaking and lasting impact of these women on contemporary American cinema. Accompanied by Q&As, expert introductions, discussions, and special events, the season invites reconsideration of this important era of American filmmaking, shedding light on women’s hard-fought (and sometimes short lived) contributions to New Hollywood. 

Upcoming Screenings

Wanda 15

All screenings of Wanda will be shown with English subtitles (not Descriptive Subtitles).The screening on the 21st of April will be… Read More
Barbara Loden, USA, 1971, 105m.

Sun 21 Apr

15:00

Losing Ground 18

All screenings of Losing Ground will be shown with English subtitles (not HoH). The screening on the 28th of April will… Read More
Kathleen Collins, USA, 1982, 86m.

Tue 23 Apr

18:00

Sun 28 Apr

17:00

Past Screenings

Wanda 15

All screenings of Wanda will be shown with English subtitles (not Descriptive Subtitles).The screening on the 21st of April will be… Read More
Barbara Loden, USA, 1971, 105m.
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Bloody Mary hour, pickle tasting & Crossing Delancey PG

In honour of the pivotal role that pickles play in Crossing Delancey, on 14 April we are partnering up with our… Read More
Joan Micklin Silver, USA, 1988, 157m.
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Crossing Delancey PG

*Please note All screenings of Crossing Delancey will be shown with English subtitles (not HoH). The second in our Trailblazers: Women… Read More
Joan Micklin Silver, USA, 1988, 97m.
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Girlfriends 15

All screenings of Girlfriends will be shown with English subtitles (not HoH). The screening on the 3 of April will be… Read More
Claudia Weill, USA, 1978, 88m.
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