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21 October 2019, 1.30 – 4pm

We are pleased to be partnering with Cambridge Film Festival and microcinema to bring a programme of artists’ films featuring new and historical, national and international work to Kettle’s Yard.

Join us for a screening of German feminist films from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s selected and presented by film curator Karola Gramann.

This programme aims to provide impressions of the independent, experimental feminist films of the 70s and 80s.  It shows works made without great technical effort or financial expense; works with a social impulse that was critical of the patriarchy, and which acted this idea out.  In their own light-hearted way, these are “photoplays”.

Karola Gramann writes ‘I emphasize the lightness with which distance from the burden of dominant structures was expressed along with the courage the filmmakers showed in allowing themselves the liberty of simply ignoring these structures or making them look ridiculous. To remember this is to be relevant in the face of the institutionalisation of women’s emancipation and the growing expectation that the state solve problems through legislation.  It is also relevant in view of the new norms of the politically correctness – not least in film.  These by now historical films possess a topicality in that they throw out the old norms and imperatives without establishing new ones. They are films from below that do not ascend to renewed dominance.  Last but not least, this programme counterposes the technical complication and apparent perfection of digital cinema with uncomplicated, imperfect cinema.’

FREE, booking required.

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About Karola Gramann

Karola Gramann is a film curator and artistic director at Kinothek Asta Nielsen. She is based in Frankfurt.

About microcinema

microcinema is a key arm of the Cambridge Film Festival, showcasing a wide range of experimental, avant-garde and independent film both contemporary and historical.

This year’s microcinema will bring together artist filmmakers, writers and curators to present an innovative, interactive and interlinked programme of free screenings, talks, an installation and a round table discussion in venues across the city.

Check the Cambridge Film Festival website from late September for information about microcinema screenings at other venues.