Women’s pictures of the 1980s: Scrubbers and the spirit of resilience in Thatcher’s Britain
Posted on November 17, 2021
From 18 November – 2 December, we're celebrating the working-class heroines who brought grit and glamour to 1980s women’s cinema by screening Mai Zetterling’s brilliant Borstal ballad Scrubbers on The Cinema of Ideas. Alongside this, Susannah Buxton, who created the film’s costumes, will be in conversation with film historian and critic Pamela Hutchinson on Wednesday 24 November to discuss the making of and the impact of this astonishing film. Book now. To accompany this event, Pamela writes about the historical context in which Scrubbers was made and the unforgettable women who were burning up the screen in this period.
Developing Diverse Audiences for Specialised Film: A Conversation with Beyond the Multiplex
Posted on November 4, 2021
‘Beyond the Multiplex: Audiences for Specialised Film in English Regions’ (BtM) was a four-year research project (conducted between 2017-2021) aiming to understand how a wider range of audiences could participate in a more diverse film culture. Since May, Eve Dixon Batchelor, a Young Reporter for Get Into Film, has worked on BtM’s follow-up impact project, which focused on supporting the work of those developing more diverse audiences for specialised film. In this blog, Eve speaks with Jane Rayner, Senior Research & Evaluation Manager for FAN, about the research findings and how organisations can best use the project's publicly available data website.