In a world where reports show that in mainstream movies there were 2.24 males to every one female and women made up just 30.9% of speaking roles, The Bechdel Test Fest exists to programme festivals and screenings that highlight the presentation of women in cinema and offer alternatives to the mainstream. The Bechdel Test itself is a quick 3 point test attributed to a comic written by author Alison Bechdel, which can be used to quickly judge the extent to which a film portrays women as independent and intelligent characters not defined and limited by males. It helps judge the landscape of cinema.
Having already programmed a "reclaim the romcom" themed fest at the Genesis cinema, the BTF Is back with Little Women, Big Stories in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, Cinemania and Hackney Wicked Women!
Little Women, Big Stories will screen several acclaimed films that feature women characters on voyage of self discovery. Each screening will be followed up with a Q&A with some special guest speakers. Included in the line-up are well-received older releases such as Fish Tank and Wadjda, but a new release has also been squeezed in in the shape of Appropriate Behaviour from director Desiree Akhavan.
Monday 23rd March – Greenwhich Picturehouse – 4pm - BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 24th March – Genesis Cinema – 7pm – LIMITED FREE TICKETS*
Tickets released Wed 17th Feb.
Wednesday 25th March – 4pm – Hackney Picturehouse - BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 26th March 2015 – 4pm – Stratford Picturehouse: BOOK TICKETS