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November 2018

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Join us for a special screening of Agnes Varda’s 1976 feminist musical that follows the lives of two women and the collective struggle to legalise contraception and abortion. A discussion will follow the screening. Suggested donations £2/3/5 un/low/higher waged. Drinks and snacks available.

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September 2018

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: 120 Beats Per Minute

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Join us for a special screening of Robin Campillo's 120 Beats Per Minute (2017), which reimagines the lives of AIDS activists in Paris in the 1990s. The film centres on the direct action group ACT UP Paris, and on the love and struggle of its members. We are very excited that a speaker from ACT UP London will introduce the film. A discussion will follow the screening. Suggested donations £2/3/5 un/low/higher waged. Drinks and snacks available. Notes: Death and dying…

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July 2018

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Girlhood

July 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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This month's Feminist Fightback film is a french coming of age drama that discusses and challenges conceptions of race, gender and class.

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April 2018

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Criminal Queers

April 27, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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"Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls." Criminal Queers is a fictional film by Chris Vargas and Eric E. Stanley which explores how trans and queers struggles intersect with prisoner struggles and with joy and rage pictures "how to abolish the multiple ways our hearts, genders, and desires are confined" See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/127429150 Feminist Fightback is screening this film in partnership with London Action For Trans Health, who…

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March 2018

Feminist Fightback Filmclub Presents: Glasgow Girls

March 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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In solidarity with and support of the Stansted Defendants, Feminist Fightback will be screening Glasgow Girls for March film club. Glasgow Girls is the true story of young migrant women who, when their friend faced detention and deportation, mobilised their community to fight the Home Office and win. Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g94qPAwP84 Doors open 7.30pm Tickets: £5 waged, £2.50 low waged, £0 unwaged #EndDeportations

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January 2018

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: We Are the Best!

January 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Join us for the first Feminist Fightback Film Club of 2018 where we'll be screening We Are The Best! (2013), a joyful story of three teenage girls in 1980s suburban Stockholm who form a punk bank against the odds. The film was made by Lukas Moodysson, based on Coco Moodysson's autobiographical graphic novel. As ever, there will be an informal post-screening discussion after the film, and snacks and drinks available. All welcome. Suggested donations £2/3/5 un/low/higher waged taken on the…

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November 2017

Feminist Fightback Film Club presents: Turup

November 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Turup (Checkmate) takes as its backdrop the roadside chess matches of working-class communities in Chakki Chouraha, a neighbourhood in the central Indian city of Bhopal. Whilst it’s men who dominate the chess games, the film tells the intertwined stories of three women: a domestic worker named Monika; Neelima, a former journalist struggling with married life; and Lata, young and in love. Turup was made by the Bhopal-based Ektara collective: an autonomous grassroots cinema group composed primarily of women. The process…

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October 2017

Feminist Fightback Halloween Film Screening: Teeth

October 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback present our Halloween screening of Teeth! Dawn, a teenager who has vowed to remain a virgin until marriage, discovers that her body hides a secret weapon which allows her to exact bloody revenge on men who sexually assault her. Please note, the film contains multiple scenes of sexual assault/rape. You are welcome to come and go from the screening if you need.

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September 2017

Feminist Fightback film screening: I Flew, You Stayed

September 29, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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For this month's film club, we will be screening the documentary 'I Flew, You Stayed', a personal documentary by a Turkish Kurdish film maker who will be introducing the film. For those who would like to, we will also be hosting our usual political discussion on the films afterwards on Rojava, the oppression of the Kurdish people in Turkey, and also the situation in Syria and Iraq. Doors open 7.30pm Tickets: £5.00 waged, £2.50 unwaged Drinks & Snacks

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May 2017

Feminist FIghtback Film Club Presents: Waging a Living in London

May 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Join Feminist Fightback and United Voices of the World union, whose members have been on strike at LSE. We're screening Waging a Living in London, a film about when UVW members won wage increases for cleaners at the Barbican. We'll also have one of the current LSE strikers talking about the current action, and some short films from the LSE strike, followed by discussion.

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Feminist Fightback Presents: Ovarian Psycos Film Screening

May 9, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road
London, E1 4UJ United Kingdom
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Ovarian Psycos is about a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade. Through the personal stories of the crew’s rabble-rousing founder, Xela de la X, activist, poet M.C., and single mother; street artist and original Ovarian Psyco, Andi Xoch, and a bright-eyed young woman from the neighborhood, Evelyn (Evie), the film…

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April 2017

Feminist Fightback Film Screening: Yo Decido: El Tren De La Lib

April 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback present 'Yo Decido: El Tren De La Liberta' (I Decide: The Train of Freedom). In 2013. the Spanish government proposed a radically restrictive change to abortion legislation. Huge protests were held around Spain, with solidarity demos across Europe. This film tells the story of the movement that came together to oppose this threat to reproductive freedom, and ultimately defeated it. Join us for the film, a discussion and plenty of wine, beer and snacks. People of all genders…

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March 2017

Norma Rae screening & discussion for International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join London IWW GMB and Feminist Fightback to celebrate International Women's Day with a film sceeening, discussion and some food and drink. We'll be talking about the past, present and future of women in the labour movement - on strike at work and in the home. Talk - Laura Schwartz from Feminist Fightback on the history of International Women's Day and the role of migrant womens' struggles. Screening of 'Norma Rae' - A 1979 American drama about a factory worker…

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December 2016

Feminist Fightback Presents: The Punk Singer

December 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Join Feminist Fightback for a festive screening of The Punk Singer, a film about Bikini Kill/Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna. As it's the last screening before Christmas, we'll be doing some dancing afterwards to some riot grrl classics and pop bangers. Say a not very fond farewell to 2016 with us! Entry is a suggested donation of 3-5 pounds. There will be drinks and snacks available for a donation. The Common House is located at Unit 5E (press the buzzer)…

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November 2016

Feminist Fightback Film Club shows: Harlan County USA

November 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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A different, better USA, to the one that Donald Trump represents. Harlan County USA is Barbara Kopple's powerful 1976 documentary of a coal-mining strike in Kentucky. Years in the making, the film documents the extreme hardship of a community – women and men – fighting for decent wages, safety, the right to organise and the right to strike. The film shows the “whole picture” of class war - corporate greed, collusion between the police and the mining bosses, the rights…

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October 2016

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Too Much Pussy!

October 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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'A stage somewhere in Europe: naked women, fake blood, masturbation and screaming' Too Much Pussy! is the roving camera work of French director Emilie Jouvet as she follows a group of queer performance artists on their Queer X Show tour around Europe, portraying a slice of the queer/feminist/punk porn underground and at the same time exploring the meaning of sisterhood, queer politics, sexuality and self expression. Following on from our showing of Mutantes last year, a documentary about the political…

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April 2016

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Cathy Come Home

April 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback Film Club is excited to be screening Ken Loach’s powerful docudrama Cathy Come Home next Friday April 15th at 7.30pm at the Common House. 50 years ago in 1966, the controversy generated by Cathy Come Home led to public outrage at the state of housing in Britain. In 2016, the situation is no better! ‘We are in real danger of returning to the days of Cathy Come Home’ warned Refuge’s chief executive Sandra Horley. With the housing crisis…

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March 2016

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Je ne suis pas féministe mais

March 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback Film Club presents... Je ne suis pas féministe mais Friday 18th March, 7.30-10pm. We'll be screening Sylvie Tissot and Florence Tissot's 2015 documentary about the political life of the French feminist Christine Delphy. The film will be followed by a discussion. Snacks available and we will again have the cheapest bar in East London! *All very welcome.* Suggested donation of £2-£5 For more information: FB Event Have you *liked* our Facebook page? Why not join our FB group? Stay up-to-date…

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November 2015

Feminist Fightback Film Club : Rebel Menopause & Island of Dreams

November 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback film club is delighted to have the opportunity to screen 2 amazing short documentaries on the Friday 13th November from 7:30pm at the Common House Rebel Menopause by Adele Tulli : Rebel Menopause is the intimate portrait of Therese Clerc, a french 85 years old woman and a militant feminist whose passion for politics and women’s rights has driven her life. The Baba Yaga House, an innovative co-housing project for women over 65, is the latest of her…

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October 2015

FEMINISM PAST AND PRESENT: SCREENING OF SUFFRAGETTE FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH HISTORIANS AND ACTIVISTS

October 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road
London, E1 4UJ United Kingdom
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Suffragette 2015

Join Feminist Fightback for an evening of 'Feminism Past and Present' 6pm, 15th October 2015, Genesis Cinema, London The special screening of 'Suffragette' will be followed by a Q&A with Laura Schwartz (author of Infidel Feminism and historian of the women's suffrage movement at the University of Warwick) and Alice Robson (a member of the East-London based collective Feminist Fightback) who will be talking about feminist activism past and present. Click here for the FB Event Click here for more information

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September 2015

FILM SCREENING Tactics to Counteract the Anti-Choice

September 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 1DH United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback are delighted to be hosting pro choice screening + discussion at the Festival of Choice, Wednesday 23rd September, 7pm (The May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1DH). For more information Join the Facebook event

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Festival of Choice: Tactics to counteract anti-choice

September 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Feminist Fightback are delighted to be hosting pro choice screening + discussion at the Festival of Choice, Wednesday 23rd September, 7pm (The May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1DH). We’ll be screening Twelfth and Delaware, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing’s 2010 documentary, following a group of anti-abortion protestors in Florida as they set up a ‘pregnancy crisis centre’ across the road from an abortion clinic, as well as a short video showing Feminist Fightback’s recent action against anti-abortion activists…

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Feminist Fightback North Film Club: Migration (Short Films)

September 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Red Deer, 8 Pitt Street
Sheffield, S1 4DD United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback Film Club

Come and join us. All welcome. Suggested donations £3 low/unwaged; £5 waged. Join the Facebook event here.  www.feministfightback.org.uk – feminist.fightback@gmail.com – @femfight www.facebook.com/feministfightback – www.facebook.com/feministfightback

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July 2015

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Les Stances à Sophie

July 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Join Feminist Fightback for our screening of the playful French new wave film Les Stances à Sophie (1971, 97 minutes). Based on the feminist novel by Christiane Rochefort, the film explores themes of sexual liberation, the bourgeois family and its claustrophobic stranglehold, capitalist greed and its environmental catastrophe, set amongst a backdrop of music, poetry and the existentialist ideas of post-'68 France. The screening will be followed by a discussion. Drinks and snacks available. Suggested Donatation; £3 low/unwaged, £5 higher…

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June 2015

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Mutantes

June 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Virginie Despentes' 2009 documentary, Mutantes (Punk Porn Feminism), provides a context for the Post Porn movement (Punk Porn Feminism) which seeks to re-frame pornography as a creative activity that constructs and deconstructs ideas of gender, power, politics and equality. The documentary aims to provide answers to the understanding of porn from the perspective of pro-sex feminism that asserts that pornography - if wrested from patriarchal control - can become a tool of liberation. Despentes fills this film with interviews and…

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April 2015

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Made in India

April 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Come and join us. All welcome. Suggested donations £3 low/unwaged; £5 waged. Join the Facebook event here.  www.feministfightback.org.uk – feminist.fightback@gmail.com – @femfight www.facebook.com/feministfightback – www.facebook.com/feministfightback  

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February 2015

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Eyes of the Rainbow

February 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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This month, Feminist Fightback Film Club will be screening Eyes of the Rainbow, Gloria Rolanda's 1997 documentary about the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army activist Assata Shakur. There will be a post-screening discussion. Drinks and dancing to follow. Come and join us for this anti-Valentine's day special. All welcome. Suggested donations £3 low/unwaged; £5 waged.

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January 2015

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: United In Anger

January 23, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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For January's Film Club we will be screening United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, jointly and in solidarity with the group, who will be leading a discussion afterwards. United In Anger is a unique feature-length documentary that combines startling archival footage which puts the audience on the ground with the activists, and remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project, to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective – how…

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December 2014

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Paris is Burning

December 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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A Christmas/Hanukkah/solstice/communist social Including film showing of Paris is Burning, followed by a 1980s themed queer dance disco. Come and join us. All welcome. Suggested donations £3 low/unwaged; £5 waged. Join the Facebook event here.  www.feministfightback.org.uk – feminist.fightback@gmail.com – @femfight www.facebook.com/feministfightback – www.facebook.com/feministfightback  

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November 2014

Feminist Fightback Film Club presents: 12th & Delaware

November 14, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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For November's Feminist Fightback Film Club, we'll be screening 12th and Delaware: a documentary revolving around a 'pregnancy care centre' set up across the road from an abortion clinic in suburban Florida. Pregnancy care centres/crisis centres are unregulated clinics set up to look like providers of medical advice for pregnant women, with the aim of convincing them not to access abortion. They are widespread across the US, and are on the rise in the UK. Director Heidi Ewing has referred…

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October 2014

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Mothers’ Strike

October 3, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Feminist Fightback

Inspired by the current Focus E15 Mothers struggle for social housing in Newham, London, and past and present housing struggles in the UK and abroad, this month's Feminist Fightback Film Club takes housing as its theme. Mothers' Strike (22', Szum TV/ Feminist Think Tank Poland, 2010) - introduced by Magda who made the film Behind the Rent Strike (50', Nick Broomfield, UK, 1974) Screening followed by a discussion with Sam and Jasmin from Focus E15 Mothers. All welcome. We are planning on holding…

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June 2014

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

June 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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At the next installment of Feminist Fightback Film Club, we will be presenting: "Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger" For decades, performance artist and writer, Kate Bornstein, has been exploding binaries and deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw. Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger joins her on her latest tour, capturing rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist…

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February 2014

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Valentines Day Edition

February 14, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Its Valentines Day! Come to Feminist Fightback's film screening of She's a Punk Rocker UK by Zillah Minx and celebrate your love of mohawks, badass women, the 80's, swearing, neon, drums and so forth. Music, dancing and chat to follow. Zillah Minx ( from the band Rubella Ballet) tells the story with the women of the UK's budding punk scene - the women before the Sex Pistols appeared on TV and revealed an underground punk world to the public. It…

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September 2013

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Born In Flames

September 19, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Common House, The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green
London, E2 9QG. United Kingdom
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Made in 1983, ‘Born in Flames’ (dir. Lizzie Borden) is an incredible docu-drama/ sci fi film set in the future, ten years after a social democratic revolution which has established American Socialism. However, Black and working-class women are not happy with this form of reformism and start arming themselves and forming the women’s army to bring about real revolutionary change (and beat up a few rapists on the way…). It’s an incredible insight into the Women’s Liberation Movement at a moment of intense artistic…

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