Friday, 19 July 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 214: Fri Aug 2

Teknolust (Hersham-Leeson, 2002) & Pumzi (Kahiu, 2010): Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, 7.30pm

A weekend of feminist science fiction at the popular Horse Hospital arts venue.

Here is their introduction to this evening's movies: The inexhaustible and speculative realms of science fiction have traditionally and continue to be an effective and vital arena to play out the various potentials of feminist politics and ideologies, a platform to re-imagine and critique the current structures, norms and gender/identity constructs and lay bare the most fundamental and pervasive of injustices.

“No other genres so actively invite representations of the ultimate goals of feminism: worlds free of sexism, worlds in which women’s contributions (to science) are recognized and valued, worlds in which the diversity of women’s desire and sexuality, and worlds that move beyond gender.”
– Elyce Rae Helford

Club Des Femmes is proud to host an evening of feminist future vision. What will the woman of tomorrow be like? Will technology govern our future? Or Nature? Or will we? We’re offering you the chance to share future visions by two of the world’s most exciting women directors. See Tilda Swinton four times over in Lynn Hershman-Leeson’s Teknolust: a critique of a world where science controls our destiny, and Wanuri Kahiu’s Pumzi: an encouragement to an eco-consciousness now before it’s too late.

Plus, we’re asking you to help create our very own Club Des Femmes’ Futurewoman. Working with filmmaker and artist Lisa Gornick, join us for a night of performative zine-making. Bring your future visions, utopian ideas, texts, images, visions and concepts and we’ll publish an amalgam of the night’s findings of what Club Des Femmes women want for the future. It’s time to make a plan.

TEKNOLUST Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson. 2002. USA. 85 mins With Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Davies, James Urbaniak

Here is the trailer.

PUMZI Director: Wanuri Kahiu. 2010. South Africa-Kenya. 21 mins With Chantelle Burger, Kudzani Moswela

Here is the trailer.

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