Here at Genesis we have a long-standing commitment to diversity in film, in particular to promoting and screening films made by women. Our early uptake of the F-Rating system, combined with our regular #genesisters film & music nights as well as ongoing relationships with groups like Hackney Wicked Women and Reel Good Film Club attest to our bonds with female filmmakers and curators from all backgrounds.
Inspired by Women In Film’s 2015 online campaign which encouraged viewers to watch 52 films in 52 weeks directed by women, we’re going a step further in 2017.
Every single week for the whole year, we’ll be screening (at least) one film helmed by a female director under the hashtag/brand #DirectedByWomen2017 and #DBWAtGenesis2017.
We’ll be partnering with F-Rated and Bechdel Test Fest as well as other key collaborators throughout the year to ensure the very best programming including brand new releases, classics and career retrospectives from around the world.
We believe there’s a huge appetite for female-led films among our audience and the wider cinema-going public and we feel it’s time to make a bold statement about that.
In a film world where some major studio slates have absolutely no titles directed by women right through to 2018 we know the time is right to show our support for the incredible levels of talent that are all too often being overlooked.
Our year will be packed with highlights including 12 cross-collaborative events with female curators/partners that will bring to our screens not only great films, but also debate and discussion.
We continue in the coming weeks with screenings that include Suburbia (Jan 24th) + intro from F-Rated creator Holly Tarquini (Jan 31st), as well as Lore (Feb 7th), Turn Me On (12th Feb) and Gas Food Lodging presented by Hackney WI (Feb 23rd)
Along with the titles pictured above (from left to right): At Five in the Afternoon (Apr 4th), Fat Girl (Apr 11th) and Just Another Girl on the IRT (Mar 14th).
So join us in 2017 to celebrate the wealth of female talent on offer under the banner of “#DirectedByWomen2017 at Genesis”