Political, Passionate, Unapologetic: The Remarkable Films of the Independent Miss Craigie
Posted on December 6, 2021
Streaming on the Cinema of Ideas until 16 December, Independent Miss Craigie is a fascinating new film about pioneering filmmaker Jill Craigie (1911-99), one of the first women to direct films in Britain and a passionate feminist who aspired to build a more equal society after WWII. Alongside the film, on 7 December we'll be joined by a panel of guests including Lizzie Thynne (director, Independent Miss Craigie), Penny Woolcock (director, Tina Goes Shopping, One Mile Away, Ackley Bridge) and Ros Cranston (Curator of Non-Fiction Film and Television at the BFI National Archive) to discuss the work and legacy of this trailblazing filmmaker. To accompany this event, Invisible Women’s Rachel Pronger writes about Craigie's curtailed career, the challenges she faced to get her work made, and the reasons why her films still resonate today.