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

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Mothers’ Strike

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club presents: 12th & Delaware

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Paris is Burning

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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  

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: United In Anger

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Eyes of the Rainbow

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Made in India

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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  

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Mutantes

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Les Stances à Sophie

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback North Film Club: Migration (Short Films)

The Red Deer 8 Pitt Street, Sheffield

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

FILM SCREENING Tactics to Counteract the Anti-Choice

The May Day Rooms 88 Fleet Street, London

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

Festival of Choice: Tactics to counteract anti-choice

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 […]

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

Genesis Cinema 93-95 Mile End Road, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club : Rebel Menopause & Island of Dreams

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Je ne suis pas féministe mais

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club: Cathy Come Home

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Too Much Pussy!

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

'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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club shows: Harlan County USA

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Presents: The Punk Singer

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Norma Rae screening & discussion for International Women’s Day

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 […]

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

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Presents: Ovarian Psycos Film Screening

Genesis Cinema 93-95 Mile End Road, London

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, […]

Feminist FIghtback Film Club Presents: Waging a Living in London

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback film screening: I Flew, You Stayed

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Halloween Film Screening: Teeth

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club presents: Turup

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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; […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: We Are the Best!

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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, […]

Feminist Fightback Filmclub Presents: Glasgow Girls

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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: […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Criminal Queers

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

"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 […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Girlhood

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

This month's Feminist Fightback film is a french coming of age drama that discusses and challenges conceptions of race, gender and class.

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: 120 Beats Per Minute

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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 […]

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

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

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.

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Divines

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

Join us for a screening of Houda Benyamina's brilliant debut feature, dubbed a ‘feminist Scarface’, following a teenage girl from a Paris banlieu’s devastating attempts to overcome poverty and her close friendship with her best friend. We will have a discussion after the film, and drinks and snacks are available. Doors open at 7pm. Suggested […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club & London IWW Present: Year of the Beaver

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

In the month of International Women's Day, Feminist Fightback and London IWW are showing Year of the Beaver, a film about the Grunwick Strike of 1976. The strike at the Grunwick photographic processing plant, with a workforce predominated by Asian women, lasted for 2 years. Year of the Beaver is focused on the experiences of […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Burning an Illusion (1981)

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

Join Feminist Fightback for our monthly film screening. Exhibiting anger/ joy during the film at oppressive behaviour/ high points of struggle very much encouraged. We always have a discussion after the film, and drinks and snacks are available. We will be showing the pioneering first feature from Menelik Shabazz, one of the most significant artists […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Persepolis

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Persepolis Join Feminist Fightback for our monthly film screening. Exhibiting anger/ joy during the film at oppressive behaviour/ high points of struggle very much encouraged. We always have a discussion after the film, and drinks and snacks are available. Based on Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Love and Revolution

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: Love and Revolution Two months since the election of the conservative government in Greece, and repression of worker’s rights and autonomous initiatives has begun. Police have invaded the neighbourhood of Exarcheia in Athens and have started shutting down the migrant solidarity squats, sending migrants to detention centres and arresting squatters. […]

Feminist Fightback & Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants Film Club Presents: PRIDE

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: PRIDE PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mine workers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. The film will be […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: A story of police violence in France and J’veux du soleil

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

This month, in view of the ongoing events in France, we will be showing two documentaries about the yellow vests in France. The first is the short "A story of police violence in France" by Ross Domoney which tells the story of three lives affected by police violence in France during the Gilets Jaunes protests. […]

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: tbc

The Common House The Common House Unit 5E (press the buzzer) 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London

Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents: tbc Join Feminist Fightback for our monthly film screening. Exhibiting anger/ joy during the film at oppressive behaviour/ high points of struggle very much encouraged. We always have a discussion after the film, and drinks and snacks are available. Doors open at 7pm. Suggested donation £2 unwaged/ £3 low waged/ […]

Feminist Fightback Film club presents: Ye Lo Bayaan Humare

London Southbank University K2 Building, Keyworth Street, London

In-person screening of Ye Lo Bayaan Humare, followed by a Q & A with the director, Uma Chakravarti, who will join us from India via Zoom. Ye Lo Bayaan Humare | And We Were There 1967-1977 Hindi/Bengali/English | 142 mins (in 2 parts) | 2021 Directed by Uma Chakravarti This is a film about the […]

Feminist Fightback Film club presents: Rebel Dykes (2021)

Marchmont Community Centre 62 Marchmont St, London, Select

We are thrilled to be re-starting our bi-monthly film show and discussion at a new location with a screening of Rebel Dykes. Rebel Dykes is a rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London. The unheard story of a community of dykes who met doing art, music, politics and sex, and how they went on to change […]

Feminist Fightback Filmclub presents: Seahorse

Waterloo Action Centre 14 Baylis Road, Waterloo, London

For this months film screening we will be showing SEAHORSE (2019, 89 mins, Jeanie Finlay), a documentary film about a trans man called Freddy who decides to become pregnant and give birth. The film shows Freddy talking about his transition, decision to become pregnant and traces his experience of pregnancy and labour while navigating the […]

Feminist Fightback Filmclub presents a Halloween Special: Gingersnaps

Waterloo Action Centre 14 Baylis Road, Waterloo, London

For this month's film screening we will be having a Halloween themed night and showing GINGERSNAPS (2000, 1h48mins, John Fawcett). Feel free to participate in the theme. This cult horror film is about two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighbourhood, who must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by […]

Feminist Fightback Filmclub presents: Misbehaviour (2020)

Waterloo Action Centre 14 Baylis Road, Waterloo, London

On the lead up to Christmas we will be showing a feel good comedy based on the true story of feminist protests against the 1970 Miss World competition's London final.   The 1970 Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by the American comedian Bob Hope. At that time Miss World was the most-watched TV show in the world with […]

Feminist Fightback Filmclub presents: The Janes

Vibast Community Centre 167 Old Street, London

This month we will be showing a documentary about events in 1970s that are once again topical. The Janes is a documentary from directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes that tells the story of The Jane Collective, which helped thousands of women obtain abortions in the US when they were still illegal in the late 1960s and […]

Feminist Fightback Filmclub presents: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Pelican House 138-148 Cambridge Heath Road, London

Join Feminist Fightback for our Halloween film showing as this year we watch together Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014). Amirpour's black and white debut film has become a cult classic often called the first Iranian vampire western. Set in the fictitious Iranian ghost town of Bad City, the film […]

Feminist Fightback Filmclub presents: In Between

Pelican House 138-148 Cambridge Heath Road, London

Join Feminist Fightback for our January film showing as we show In Between (2016, 103min) by Maysaloun Hamoud. In Between follows the lives of three independent Palestinian-Israeli women in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves torn between the unfettered lives they aspire to lead and the […]