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Reclaim The Frame: Rebel Dykes + director Q&A [18]

Runtime: 92 mins

Distributor: BFI

It’s finally here! After a rabble-rousing preview at Flare 2016, Rebel Dykes returns in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory. The film follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London. A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen family. This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale. This is a special Reclaim The Frame screening which includes a Q&A with both directors Siân A Williams and Harri Shanahan, queer film programmer and LGBT+ activist, Joan Burnett, hosted by Rebel Dykes executive producer, and Birds’ Eye View director, Melanie Iredale. The mission of Reclaim the Frame is to re-tell the story of cinema by drawing ever greater audiences to films by women & non-binary creatives, re-claiming cinema as a truer reflection of the world we live in. To learn more and join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies go to Reclaim The Frame is run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the BFI’s Audience Fund.


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