LOUDER NOW! Launch Event - Summer School (2010)

Part of the Louder Now! Feminism On Film

Director: Marcie MacLellan
Certificate: n/a
Format: DVD
Language: English


A night to launch LOUDER NOW! a series of films and discussions presented by The Gender Research Group at Newcastle University.

The night will see a special screening SUMMER SCHOOL to spark a discussion on what feminism is today and its future, hosted by Dr Carolyn Pedwell and Dr Kate Chedgzoy from The Gender Research Group, and filmmaker Marcie MacLellan.

After the panel discussion, conversations can continue into the evening in the Star and Shadow bar.

ABOUT THE FILM: SUMMER SCHOOL (2010, documentary)

In the summer of 2010, while the media was buzzing about the 'return of feminism', an activist training conference was held in Central London by UK Feminista. Inexperienced activists of all ages and backgrounds attended. When it seems like the rest of the world has got it all wrong, this documentary follows young feminists looking for a few lessons in how to make things right.

This documentary premiered at the Southbank Centre in London in March 2011, and was described by the media as "a case study in empowerment" and "not to be missed."

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw602llFgxw

Guest Speakers: Marcie MacLellan (Summer School's director/producer), Dr Carolyn Pedwell (GRG, Newcastle University), Dr Kate Chedgzoy (GRG, Newcastle University).


LOUDER NOW! is a monthly screening of films of a feminist nature at The Star and Shadow Cinema, presented by The Gender Research Group at Newcastle University. It is intended that these films will enlighten, provoke and spark discussion, build networks, and perhaps inspire action. Each film will showcase a different aspect of feminist thought and politics, be introduced by a specialist and post-film discussion will be encouraged. LOUDER NOW! promotes an open atmosphere where every opinion, thought and feeling will be respected.

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).




Other films in the Louder Now! Feminism On Film:


Film: Louder Now! "Don't Need You" (2006)

26 Apr 2012, 7:30 p.m.

“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.


Film: Louder Now! "Eat The Kimono"

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.


Film: Louder Now! "Privilege" (1990)

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.


Film: Louder Now! "Blind Spot" (1980)

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.


Film: Louder Now! "Greenham Granny" (1986)

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. 


Film: Louder Now! "A Litany For Survival: The Life And Work Of Audre Lorde" (1995)

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!