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POP-CORN presents: Women in Focus

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As part of Women in Focus Festival in honour of International Women’s Day, Mat Sheldon has curated this season of POP-Corn films celebrating women in film.

I make films infused with love; finding beauty in everything and everyone. Love the subtleties of life. Have a particular fondness for directors’ breakthrough films. Don’t like shouting except in character.

I’ve selected a series of films that delve into the mysteries and complexities of time travel, the passion and vivid tragedy of first love, and the celebration of women in film in honour of International Women’s Day.

Follow Mat on social media and check out his website for all his latest news!
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POP-CORN presents: Women in Focus

Moana

poplar union, film, screening, women in focus, free, east London, arts, culture

Saturday 3 March
Time: 2pm
Cert: PG
dir. Ron Clements & John Musker (2016)

Synopsis:
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Girlhood

poplar union, film, screening, women in focus, free, east London, arts, culture

Wednesday 7 March
Time: 7.30pm
Cert: 15
dir. Celine Sciamma (2014)

Synopsis:
A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self-confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier.

Alien

poplar union, film, screening, women in focus, free, east London, arts, culture

Wednesday 14 March
Time: 7.30pm
Cert: 15
dir. Ridley Scott (1979)

Synopsis:
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realise that its life cycle has merely begun.

Thelma and Louise

poplar union, film, screening, women in focus, free, east London, arts, culture

Wednesday 21 March
Time: 7.30pm
Cert: 15
dir. Ridley Scott (1979)

Synopsis:
Two best friends set out on an adventure but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the American police as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.

 

Part of the Women in Focus Festival (10 & 11 March, 2018)

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