Part of the Louder Now! Feminism On Film
DOCUMENTARY: DON'T NEED YOU (2006)
“Don’t need you” is a documentary film that tells the story of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the American independent music scene of the 1990s, and how this feminist movement evolved into a revolutionary underground network of education and self-awareness through music, writing, activism, and women-friendly community.
+ Guest Speaker: Dr Julia Downes (Durham University).
Julia is a specialist in contemporary queer feminist activist music cultures in the UK including riot grrrl, Ladyfest and grassroots collectives. You can read her recently published article, 'The Expansion of Punk Rock: riot grrl challenges to gender power relations in British indie music subcultures', HERE.
LOUDER NOW! is brought to the Star and Shadow with support from The Gender Research Group at Newcastle University.
All LOUDER NOW! events are free to attend (although £1 membership to the Star and Shadow is required).
29 Feb 2012, 7 p.m.
A night to launch LOUDER NOW! a series of films and discussions presented by The Gender Research Group at Newcastle University.
24 May 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Eat the Kimono is a brilliant documentary about Hanayagi Genshu, a Japanese feminist and avant-garde dancer and performer, who has spent her life defying her conservative culture's contempt for independence and unconventionality.
28 Jun 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Rainer's 6th feature is a genuinely subversive movie about menopause. Out of a subject that has been denied on film by virtually everybody, Rainer has fashioned a witty, risky work about sexual identity and the unequal economies of race, gender and class.
4 Oct 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Claudia von Alemann's feature-length film, BLIND SPOT, is about an historian who is researching the life of Flora Tristan, a 19th century socialist and feminist rarely mentioned in conventional history books.
1 Nov 2012, 7:30 p.m.
In 1929 Nell Logan took part in a youth peace conference in Moscow. More than 50 years later she was among the women fighting against Cruise missiles at Greenham Common.
6 Dec 2012, 7 p.m.
An epic portrait of the eloquent, award-winning Black, lesbian, poet, mother, teacher and activist, Audre Lorde, whose writings - spanning five decades - articulated some of the most important social and political visions of the century.Closing event with panel discussion and mingling time!