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Girls On Film

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Girls On Film is a film review podcast from a female perspective, hosted by film critic and broadcaster Anna Smith

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Girls On Film is a film review podcast from a female perspective, hosted by film critic and broadcaster Anna Smith

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looking for something more fresh on this topic.

iTunes Ratings

3 Ratings
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a little redundant

By sallismith1 - May 31 2019
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looking for something more fresh on this topic.
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Girls On Film

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Girls On Film is a film review podcast from a female perspective, hosted by film critic and broadcaster Anna Smith

Rank #1: Girls On Film - Episode 12: Cannes

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Cannes special!

Girls On Film hits the Cannes Film Festival with an episode recorded at the UK Film Centre in front of an industry audience. Films reviewed include Portrait Of A Lady On Fire and The Dead Don’t Die along with Cannes classics like We Need To Talk About Kevin.
Our guest film critics are Leslie Felperin and Ella Kemp while Melissa Silverstein and Delphyne Besse discuss activism at Cannes and beyond.
We have an exclusive offer for listeners: we’ve teamed up with our friends at MUBI to give you a whole month of curated films to stream, plus four free hand-picked UK cinema tickets! Register at mubi.com/girlsonfilm
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girlsonfilmpodcast

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and audio producer Kellie Redmond
This episode supported by Independent Film Company, UEG and FiXX.

Leslie Felperin is a film critic writing for The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and The Guardian.

Ella Kemp is a freelance writer for Culture Whisper, Empire, Little White Lies and Sight & Sound.

Delphyne Besse is an international sales agent, Head of Sales and Acquisitions at Urban Distribution International and co-founder of the gender equality movement in France, Collectif 50/50x2020.

Melissa Silverstein is is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood, and Co-Founder/Artistic Director of the Athena Film Festival

May 22 2019

45mins

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Rank #2: Ep 23: Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis & Natalia Reyes on Terminator: Dark Fate + Joker reviewed

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Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis and Natalia Reyes join host Anna Smith for an exclusive interview about Terminator: Dark Fate, discussing everything from action women on film to race, nudity and time travel.

On stage at HOME in Manchester, Anna celebrates Girls On Film’s first birthday with guests Pamela Hutchinson and Anna Bogutskaya. They assess the new film Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, plus female desire in films including Magic Mike, The Last Seduction and Thelma & Louise. The panel also give their tips for awards season 2020, debating which movies meet the ‘three cry’ test and which film is ’near-perfect’.

Finally the audience at HOME have pressing questions about Joker, awards categories and how best to champion female-focused cinema.

Full list of films referenced:

Joker
Taxi Driver
To Die For
Terminator: Dark Fate
The Diary of a Teenaged Girl
Elle
Magic Mike
The Last Seduction
Thelma & Louise
Judy
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Ad Astra
American Woman
Hustlers
A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood
Little Women
Queen & Slim
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
The Farewell

More about this episode’s guests:

Pamela Hutchinson is a freelance writer, critic and film historian who contributes regularly to Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Criterion, Indicator and the BBC, specialising in silent cinema and women in film. Follow her @PamHutch

Anna Bogutskaya is a film programmer, writer, event producer and podcaster. She is Head of Arts and Culture at DICE, Festival Director of BAFTA-recognised Underwire Festival, co-host of The Bigger Picture podcast and co-founder of horror film collective The Final Girls. Follow her @annabdemented

She Found It At The Movies: Women Writers on Sex, Desire and Cinema launches March 2020 https://redpress.co.uk/products/she-found-it-at-the-movies

Anna Smith is a film critic, broadcaster and Chair of the London Film Critics' Circle.
Follow her @annasmithjourno
www.annasmithjourno.com

Join Girls On Film live at HOME in Manchester on December 3rd 2019. homemcr.org

Girls On Film is an HLA Production produced by Hedda Archbold and Tom Whalley.

Oct 25 2019

55mins

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Rank #3: Ep 36: Monica Dolan, Desiree Akhavan, Mark Cousins & Nisha Ganatra

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This episode features extended, uncut interviews from the latest Girls On Film YouTube show with the British Film Institute.

Actor Monica Dolan chats about her leading role in Days of the Bagnold Summer, and about collaborating with writers and directors in films including Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and The Falling.

She explores three of her favourite iconic female roles in cinema, and shares her views on the visibility of female directors.
 
Actor, writer and director Desiree Akhavan talks about the delicate balance of directing sex scenes in The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Appropriate Behaviour, and shares a message for ‘film nerds’ in isolation.
 
Writer and director Mark Cousins becomes Girls On Film’s second ever male guest, and reveals the behind the scenes story behind Women Make Film, paying tribute to his iconic narrators including Tilda Swinton and Jane Fonda.

Finally, director Nisha Ganatra (Late Night) talks about her new film The High Note starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson. She shares her upbeat views about the future for female directors and her solution for reaching gender parity. 

Watch the full filmed version of this episode on the BFI’s YouTube here: https://youtu.be/mrBpdWKDSDo

Catch the previous episode with Billie Piper, Sally Phillips and Ronni Ancona here: https://youtu.be/FG_VyY6Jy6A

Join us for the next filmed episode: 6.30pm on June 23rd 2020 on the BFI’s YouTube channel.

Follow us on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/GirlsOnFilm_Pod www.twitter.com/annasmithjourno

Become a patron of Girls On Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast
Girls On Film is an HLA production, presented by Anna Smith, exec produced by Hedda Archbold and audio produced by Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

With thanks to the British Film Institute

May 30 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #4: Girls On Film Episode 14: Booksmart Bonus

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Booksmart stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever join Anna for a special episode celebrating Olivia Wilde's terrific new comedy about two friends looking for a party. Meanwhile, film critic Karen Krizanovich joins Girls On Film to review the movie and share hilarious highlights.

This episode was recorded at the Mayfair studios of Cameo, a female-run audio production house & broadcast PR consultancy. For more info, go to www.cameopro.com

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Jun 04 2019

28mins

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Rank #5: Episode 17: Chanya Button, Midsommar, Knife + Heart & Tell It To The Bees

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Director Chanya Button joins Anna in the studio to discuss Vita and Virginia and makes a revelation about the sex scenes between Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki.

Our guest critics are Clarisse Loughrey (The Independent) and Sophie Monks Kaufman (Little White Lies), who review the new horror Midsommar starring Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor, as well as the romance Tell It To The Bees starring Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger, and the bizarre gay porn thriller Knife + Heart with Vanessa Paradis.

Don’t forget to sign up at mubi.com/girlsonfilm to get a free month of curated films to stream, plus a free movie ticket each week!

This episode was recorded at the Mayfair studios of Cameo, a female-run audio production house & broadcast PR consultancy. For more info, go to www.cameopro.com.

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Jul 04 2019

45mins

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Rank #6: Ep 20: For Sama, Seahorse, Juliette Binoche and Bechdel Test Challenged

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Syrian director Waad Al-Kateab is a special guest at this episode live from HOME in Manchester. The Channel 4 News journalist talks frankly about her time living and filming inside war-torn Aleppo and making her astonishing first feature film For Sama. 

Anna is joined by BBC Asian Network’s Ashanti Omkar and the University of Salford’s Dr Kirsty Fairclough to review current releases Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth and Phoenix, a Norwegian drama.

Ashanti guides us through Indian Cinema while celebrating HOME’s Not Just Bollywood season, and we discuss the sexual politics of the black comedy Lipstick Under My Burkha, which was banned on its release.

The panel pick their favourite Juliette Binoche movies to mark MUBI’s season of the great French actress, and come up with alternatives to The Bechdel Test.

All this plus great audience questions from our Manchester fans.

Don’t forget to sign up at mubi.com/girlsonfilm to get a free month of curated films to stream, plus a free movie ticket each week.

Girls On Film is live on September 12th 2019 at the London Podcast Festival: www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/girls-on-film/

Find out more about the Consultation on the Government Duty to prevent Sexual Harassment: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace

Girls On Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Sep 06 2019

46mins

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Rank #7: Episode 8 with Miranda Sawyer and Francine Stock reviewing Barbarella, Colette and Out Of Blue

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Miranda Sawyer and Francine Stock join Anna Smith to review Barbarella, Colette and Out Of Blue in the first in a series of episode recorded live from HOME in Manchester. Audience questions raise the topic of working class women in films, while films put to the Bechdel Test include If Beale Street Could Talk, Isle Of Dogs and Frozen.

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Follow our guests on Twitter:
@msmirandasawyer  @FrancineFilm and @annasmithjourno.

Look out for future Girls On Film events at homemcr.org as part of their year-long Celebrating Women in Global Cinema season.

Mar 11 2019

41mins

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Rank #8: Ep 21: Tuppence Middleton, Ingrid Oliver & Tricia Tuttle at the London Podcast Fest

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In episode 21 Tuppence Middleton, Ingrid Oliver and Tricia Tuttle join Anna for a special Girls On Film Live from the London Podcast Festival at Kings Place in London. The team review stripper revenge drama Hustlers, starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, and disagree about the French music movie The Shock Of The Future, featuring Alma Jodorowsky.

Ingrid speaks about her experience of filming The Hustle with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, as well as playing Petronella Osgood on Doctor Who. The director of the BFI’s London Film Festival Tricia picks three female directed films to watch at the 2019 LFF, including the new film from Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, after her success with last year's brilliant film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Tuppence talks about recent release Downton Abbey, her early work in Trap For Cinderella, nude scenes – and avoiding the ‘girlfriend role.’ She also speaks out about the poster for The Current War, which went viral after being the subject of feminist graffiti.

Girls On Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long

Sep 16 2019

57mins

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Rank #9: Episode 7: Captain Marvel special with Brie Larson and Lashana Lynch

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International Women’s Day exclusive! Brie Larson and Lashana Lynch join host Anna Smith to discuss Captain Marvel, the first stand-alone female superhero movie in the Marvel universe. Topics include female friendship, diversity in criticism, cleavage shots and cat allergies. Anna also welcomes back critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh to review the film.

Girls On Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Mar 07 2019

32mins

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Rank #10: Ep 22: Musicals Special live from Widescreen Weekend - The Sound Of Music, Grease, Calamity Jane

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The hills are alive in an episode dedicated to big screen musicals, recorded with an audience at Widescreen Weekend to mark the BFI's nationwide musicals season. Emma Read and Mia Bays join host Anna Smith to discuss the joys and gender politics of The Sound Of Music, Grease, Calamity Jane, Funny Girl, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and more.

Anna also reviews the best female-focused films of the BFI London Film Festival 2019, which will be coming to cinemas soon. And the audience join in a heated debate about revisiting classics from a modern feminist perspective.

All this and a live improvised rap...

The BFI Musicals season runs from October 2019 to January 2020.
www.bfimusicals.co.uk

This episode was recorded in October 2019 at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.
www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk

Emma Read is an actress, comedy performer and part of the all-female musical improv group Notflix.
Follow her @xEmmaReadx
@WFTCimprov
www.waitingforthecallimprov.com

Mia Bays is an Oscar-winner producer and Director-at-Large of Birds Eye View, a pathfinder for films by women.
Follow her @miafilms
@BirdsEyeViewFF
www.birds-eye-view.co.uk

Anna Smith is a film critic, broadcaster and Chair of the London Film Critics' Circle.
Follow her @annasmithjourno
www.annasmithjourno.com

Other films featured:

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
An Easy Girl
Nocturnal
Rocks
Judy and Punch
Rare Beasts
Lynn + Lucy
Fanny Lye Deliver'd
Yentl
A Star Is Born
Ill Manors
The Greatest Showman
Carousel
The King And I
Carmen Jones
West Side Story

Join Girls On Film live in Manchester on October 23rd 2019: https://homemcr.org/event/girls-on-film-live-podcast-recording-1st-birthday-special/

Girls On Film is an HLA Production produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long with additional audio producing from Tom Whalley.

Oct 15 2019

44mins

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Rank #11: Episode 6: Wild Rose, The Kindergarten Teacher and Ghostbusters live from Glasgow

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Live from Glasgow Film Festival 2019, episode 6 of Girls On Film sees host Anna Smith welcoming Observer critic Simran Hans, Dirty God director Sacha Polak and GFF’s own Allison Gardner.

The panel has a lively discussion about new releases Wild Rose and The Kindergarten Teacher, and debates on the charms of Bill Murray in Ghostbusters. Meanwhile films put to the Bechdel Test range from Thelma & Louise to Minding The Gap.

All this plus audience questions and news on the Bumble Female Film Force.

Girls On Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Mar 04 2019

47mins

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Rank #12: Episode 3 - Time's Up special with Andrea Riseborough

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Episode 3 of Girls On Film is a Time’s Up special in which Anna Smith and special guests chat about female roles, the pay gap, sisterhood and more.

Anna Smith is joined in the studio by actor Andrea Riseborough, whose new film Nancy comes from an all-female crew, and Birds Eye View’s Mia Bays, who is championing the diverse UK musical Been So Long.

Out and about, Anna interviews Carey Mulligan about feminism, body image and playing against type in the period film Wildlife.

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.
Follow Anna on Twitter @annasmithjourno

Nov 08 2018

32mins

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Rank #13: Episode 5 from Rotterdam - The Favourite, Dirty God, Second Act, The House that Jack Built

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Recorded at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, episode 5 of Girls On Film features reviews of films including The Favourite, Dirty God, Second Act and The House that Jack Built from host Anna Smith and her guests, film critics Dana Linssen and Tara Judah.

The team also has a lively discussion with the audience about gender and film criticism.

Girls On Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Jan 29 2019

42mins

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Rank #14: Ep 18: Industry Special + Jeanne Dielman, The Chambermaid, Point Break, In A World...

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Three women who’ve forged their own path in the film industry join Anna for an inspiring chat about making waves in a man’s world. Holly F Tarquini founded F-Rated, a ground-breaking system for rating female-driven films, Hilary Oliver launched Cameo Productions, a female-run audio production house & broadcast PR consultancy. Chiara Marañón is Director of UK Programming at MUBI who stream films from fantastic filmmakers who are often overlooked by other services.

Anna’s guests also share their reviews of influential movies in their lives. Full list here:

Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

Johnny Guitar (1954)


La Camarista /The Chambermaid (2019)

Grace of My Heart, (1996) 


Point Break (1991)


In a World… (2013)


Booksmart (2019)

Don’t forget to sign up at mubi.com/girlsonfilm to get a free month of curated films to stream, plus a free movie ticket each week!

For more info on Cameo go to www.cameopro.com

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Jul 26 2019

38mins

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Rank #15: Ep 19: Gurinder Chadha on Blinded By The Light

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Director Gurinder Chadha joins Girls On Film for a special episode about her new film Blinded By The Light. Based on the memoirs of Sarfraz Manor, the movie centres around a Bruce Springsteen-obsessed teen. The filmmaker talks about meeting The Boss and how Brexit informed the screenplay, as well as her career, feminism, her next music movie and her plans to make a superhero film.

Host Anna Smith also reviews the film along with critic Kim Taylor-Foster, the Entertainment Editor at FANDOM.

Book tickets now to watch Girls On Film Live! in Manchester and London:

September 3rd at HOME: https://homemcr.org/event/girls-on-film-live-podcast-recording-september/

September 12th 2019 at London Podcast Festival: www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/girls-on-film/

Girls On Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold, Jane Long and Alex Quinn.

Aug 08 2019

35mins

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Rank #16: Episode 9: Jellyfish, The Breaker Upperers, Back To The Future, The Phantom Thread

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Anna welcomes Mia Bays (Birds Eye View), Eve Gabereau (Modern Films) Akua Gyamfi (The British Blacklist) and actor Muna Otaru (The Keeping Room) to a special episode from Annabel’s club in association with FiXX. Films reviewed include Jellyfish and The Breaker Upperers, while those put to the Bechdel Test range from Back To The Future to The Phantom Thread.

FiXX is an international multi-media programme: a collaboration between the film industry, media owners, gender diversity organisations and activists. FiXX has been founded to ensure better worldwide distribution of films made by women and the promotion of leading gender diversity initiatives. Their activities include a documentary series, film distribution fund, influencer events and a digital content channel. www.fixx.group

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Follow our guests on @miafilms @ModernFilmsEnt @BritBlacklist ‏ @munaotaru and @annasmithjourno.

#GirlsOnFilm

Mar 25 2019

44mins

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Rank #17: Episode 10: Us, Madeline's Madeline, Dirty Dancing, Eighth Grade + Bo Burnham interview

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Us, Eighth Grade and Madeline’s Madeline are reviewed by Anna and her guests: Total Film’s Jane Crowther and BBC’s Rhianna Dhillon. 

Recorded live at HOME in Manchester, episode 10 also features lively audience contributions and the panel dissect The Pajama Game, Dirty Dancing, Bend It Like Beckham, Passengers, Thor: Ragnarok, Whiplash and Greta.

Find out why Bo Burnham is our first male interviewee, and hear from director Josephine Decker about Madeline’s Madeline, which is in cinemas and on MUBI from May 10 (mubi.com/madeline). We have an exciting exclusive offer for listeners: we’ve teamed up with our friends at MUBI to give you a whole month of curated films to stream, plus four free hand-picked UK cinema tickets! Register at mubi.com/girlsonfilm

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Follow us on Twitter: @totalfilm_jane ‏@RhiannaDhillon and @annasmithjourno.

Like us on www.facebook.com/girlsonfilmpodcast/

Look out for future Girls On Film events at homemcr.org as part of their year-long Celebrating Women in Global Cinema season.

May 01 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #18: Girls On Film Episode 15: Maxine Peake at HOME

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Award-winning actress Maxine Peake joins Girls On Film live on stage at HOME in Manchester for a special episode to talk about her working life and her commitment to female-led films, such as her upcoming film Gwen.

Maxine also puts her favourite films to the Bechdel Test, while critics Emma Jones and Kate Muir join Anna to review Late Night starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, and discuss gender-flipped movies.

Anna reveals the winners of the Bumble Female Film Force and invites the listeners to take MUBI up on the offer of a free month’s subscription (including free cinema tickets!). Go to www.mubi.com/girlsonfilm for details

Girls On Film will next be at HOME on September 3rd. Girls On Film is an HLA Production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Films discussed:

Late Night
Men In Black International
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Ghostbusters
Funny Cow
Peterloo
The Falling
Gwen
Clueless
Aladdin (2019)
Desperately Seeking Susan
Out Of Sight
Hairspray
Performance

Jun 19 2019

47mins

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Rank #19: Girls On Film Episode 13: Sundance London

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Three fantastic female filmmakers discuss their work on a special Sundance episode of Girls On Film. Lulu Wang (The Farewell) and Sophie Hyde (Animals) talk about portraying female relationships on screen, while The Brink’s Alison Klayman reveals how she gained the trust of notorious far right strategist Steve Bannon.

Lulu also speaks about her hopes for the new wave of mainstream Asian-American cinema, while Sophie discusses the joys of working on a film that Caitlin Moran dubbed ‘Withnail for girls’.

Sundance London runs til Sunday 2nd June - tickets for screenings at Picturehouse Central are still available at www.picturehouses.com/sundance

This episode was recorded at the Mayfair studios of Cameo, a female-run audio production house & broadcast PR consultancy. For more info, go to www.cameopro.com

Don’t forget to sign up at mubi.com/girlsonfilm to get a free month of curated films to stream, plus a free movie ticket each week!

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Jun 01 2019

36mins

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Rank #20: Episode 4: Best films of 2018 + Marina de Tavira, Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins interviews

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Host and film critic Anna Smith is joined by Kate Stables and Steph Watts to exclusively reveal the results of The Bechdel Test Fest's poll, which asked female film critics to select the best films of 2018.

The critics also discuss Oscar contender Roma and hear from star Marina de Tavira. Meanwhile Anna interviews Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins about the Netflix film Private Life.

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long. Follow Anna on Twitter @annasmithjourno

Dec 20 2018

31mins

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Ep 52: Saoirse-Monica Jackson talks Derry Girls + advice for young filmmakers

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Saoirse-Monica Jackson joins host Anna Smith, along with talented young filmmakers Ruby Phelan and Neeraja Raj.

From matriarchs to mishaps, Saoirse delves into the making of Derry Girls. This coming-of-age comedy series follows teenager Erin Quinn (Saoirse) and her friends as they navigate religion and rivalries in 90s Ireland. She also praises Cinemagic as a platform for young people and delivers a hopeful message to young filmmakers and actors.

Next, Anna chats to Ruby and Neeraja about their short films screening at Cinemagic. Ruby tells us what inspired her to make mixed-medium short The Mermaid & The Artist and advises young women to stop seeking permission. Neeraja talks about her existential musical animation Meow Or Never and her hopes to see more women of colour filmmakers.

All of our guests recommend some fantastic films. See the titles below with details on where to watch them in the UK and US.

Saoirse’s Picks:

Eighth Grade (dir. Bo Burnham, 2018, UK: Now TV, US: Prime Video)

Babyteeth (dir. Shannon Murphy, 2019, US: Hulu)

Rocks (dir. Sarah Gavron, 2019, UK: Netflix)

Shallow Grave (dir. Danny Boyle, 1994, UK: Britbox, US: Starz)

Neeraja’s Picks:

Better Days (dir. Kwok Cheung Tsang, 2019, UK & US: rent/buy online)

Okja (dir. Bong Joon-ho, 2017, UK & US: Netflix)

Parasite (dir. Bong Joon-ho, 2019, UK: rent/buy online, US: Hulu)

Ruby’s Picks:

Daisies (dir. Vera Chytilová, 1966, UK: BFI Player, US: HBO)

The Secret Garden (dir. Agnieszka Holland, 1993, UK: Netflix, US: IMDb TV) – ahead of Sky’s 2020 adaptation!

This episode is in partnership with Cinemagic. The 31st Belfast Cinemagic Film Festival is online throughout October. There are 150+ short films screening from the best young filmmakers from the UK/Ireland. Find out more at filmfestival.cinemagic.org.uk.

Meow Or Never:
https://qft.vhx.tv/cinemagic-young-filmmaker/videos/animation-2

The Mermaid and the Artist:
https://qft.vhx.tv/cinemagic-young-filmmaker/videos/animation-5

Become a patron of Girls On Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast

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Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXvkgGofjDzj5mCFL89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z

Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey. Intern: Elliana Jay.

Oct 21 2020

44mins

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Ep 51: Black History Month Special - Queen & Slim + Farming, If Beale Street Could Talk and Time

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Critic and founder of The British Blacklist Akua Gyamfi and BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Victoria Thomas join Anna for a lively episode celebrating Black voices in film. Focusing on the powerful Queen & Slim, they praise the diversity of Black experiences presented on screen and discuss THAT sex scene. They further commend Melina Matsoukas’ skillful direction, consider Shiona Turini’s iconic costume choices, and explore the complexity of the character Queen, as played by Jodie Turner-Smith and penned by Lena Waithe. This inspires a dive into politics, class, the importance of Black-owned film companies, and the awards season.
Pressing on, Akua shares her intimate connection to the film Farming and Victoria finds a filmmaking masterclass in If Beale Street Could Talk. Finally, they applaud the inspiring Black woman at the centre of the upcoming documentary Time.

Beware of moderate Queen & Slim spoilers.

Find all these films on Amazon Prime Video now.

Other films mentioned: The Last Tree, Thelma & Louise, Parasite, Harriet.

This episode is partnered with Amazon Prime Video.

Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast

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Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXvkgGofjDzj5mCFL89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z
Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey. Intern: Elliana Jay.

Oct 08 2020

39mins

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Ep 50: Sasha Lane and Ashleigh LaThrop talk Utopia + The Handmaid's Tale & more

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Celebrating our 50th episode, actors Sasha Lane and Ashleigh LaThrop join the party to talk about their roles in Gillian Flynn’s Utopia, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. An intense adaptation of Dennis Kelly’s British television series, the show follows a team of comic book fans as they try to prevent a viral pandemic. Sasha delves into the twisted psychology of her character, the infamous Jessica Hyde, and hints at the new layers that Gillian has brought to the story. Stay tuned for Sasha’s tips on how to urinate standing up.
Next, Ashleigh LaThrop speaks to Anna about the challenges of her role as Becky, and the nerdy antics that herself and Gillian got up to on set. She also shares her experience working on The Handmaid’s Tale, expresses her love for Meryl Streep, and talks about representation on screen. Our 50th episode concludes with a special trivia competition, giving you lucky listeners the chance to win a pair of Forbidden Forest cinema tickets!

This episode is in partnership with Amazon Prime Video.

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Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey. Intern: Elliana Jay.

Sep 29 2020

28mins

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Ep 49: Miss Juneteenth with writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples

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Writer and director Channing Godfrey Peoples joins Anna for an eye-opening discussion about her new film, Miss Juneteenth. In UK cinemas from 25th September 2020, this movie is a warm and intimate portrait of former pageant winner Turquoise Jones (Nicole Beharie), as she prepares her daughter, Kai (Alexis Chikaeze), for the annual Miss Juneteenth pageant and navigates her life within the close-knit Black community of Fort Worth, Texas.
Channing reveals the personal inspiration behind her story, explains the role that the arts can play in the Black Lives Matter movement, and hints at what she is working on next.
Next, Anna welcomes fellow critic Corrina Antrobus back to the show to review the film. They talk about Nicole’s remarkable performance, the nuanced relationships presented onscreen, and the significance of a 'dream deferred'.
This jam-packed show also includes fantastic film recommendations. Channing provides a detailed watchlist: Killer Of Sheep and My Brother’s Wedding by Charles Burnett, Daughters of the Dust (dir. Julie Dash), Eve’s Bayou (dir. Kasi Lemmons), Beyond The Lights (dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood), and Rachel Getting Married (dir. Jonathan Demme). And Corrina suggests Rocks (dir. Sarah Gavron), Babyteeth (dir. Shannon Murphy), Make Up (dir. Claire Oakley), and In My Room (dir. Mati Diop).

This episode is in partnership with Vertigo Releasing.
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Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey. Intern: Elliana Jay.

Sep 25 2020

36mins

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Ep 48: Superhero Series Special - exploring the female characters in Stargirl and The Boys

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Critics and superhero fans Mae Abdulbaki and Allison Shoemaker join our host, Anna Smith, for enthused discussions on two Amazon Prime Video series: The Boys and Stargirl. Discovering that, ironically, The Boys has a lot to say about its female characters, the critics examine the diverse, kick-ass women of this darkly funny show and praise its Me-Too-era storyline. Moving onto the more family-friendly Stargirl, they applaud the uplifting, female-centric story that follows three teenage girls as they adopt superhero abilities to fight injustice. Stay tuned to find out how both shows have interesting relations to Back To The Future II. Beware of minor spoilers.

The critics round up by offering what else they've been watching recently, from His Girl Friday (1940) to First Cow (2019).

Mae Abdulbaki: critic and entertainment writer for The Washington Post, Film School Rejects, and more.
Allison Shoemaker: freelance film and television critic for The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, and more.

This episode is in partnership with Amazon Prime Video.

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Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey. Intern: Elliana Jay.

Sep 15 2020

30mins

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Ep 47: Tenet special - a critical look at Christopher Nolan's female characters

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Critics Wendy Ide and Kate Muir take a deep dive into Tenet and the treatment of its female characters. The first blockbuster release since lockdown delivers an exciting, action-packed time-twisting spectacle that calls for us to (safely!) return to the big screen, but does it have a problem with women? Along with host Anna Smith, the critics explore the characters played by Elizabeth Debicki, Clémence Poésy and Dimple Kapadia, and consider them alongside Nolan’s past on-screen constructions of women. Listen now to find out the sinister meaning behind “fridging” and why you should watch Tenet twice. Beware of some moderate spoilers.

The critics also refer to James Bond and Back to the Future, and mention Xavier Dolan’s Matthias & Maxime, Amy Seimetz’s She Dies Tomorrow, and Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth.

Wendy Ide: film critic for The Observer and Screen International.
Kate Muir: writer, film critic and campaigner for Bird’s Eye View.

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Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio producer: Tom Whalley. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey.

Sep 03 2020

31mins

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Ep 46: Eliza Scanlen talks Babyteeth & Little Women + Summerland & Make Up reviewed

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Eliza Scanlen joins Anna for an exclusive interview about her new film Babyteeth, a bitterly funny and moving drama directed by Shannon Murphy. She also talks about working with Greta Gerwig on Little Women, and her hopes for women in the film industry.

Film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews Babyteeth with Anna, along with two other female-directed films: Summerland and Make Up.

Finally, we talk about an intriguing new test for films: the Clit Test...

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Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producer: Tom Whalley. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey.

Aug 28 2020

46mins

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Ep 45: Coral Peña and Kara Young talk Chemical Hearts & young queer love on screen

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Chemical Hearts stars Coral Peña and Kara Young join Anna for a spirited conversation about brown queer love on screen, describing how their characters were developed from Krystal Sutherland’s novel. They talk about their real-life friendship, their support network on set, and share what they’ve been watching at home, from Pose to I May Destroy You.
Award-winning Young Adult author Tanya Byrne also shares her passion for LGBTQ+ stories and raises an interesting point about M/M love stories and mainstream success. She also has a top TED talk tip for those keen to bring authenticity to their writing.

Chemical Hearts is on Amazon Prime Video now.

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Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey.

Aug 21 2020

30mins

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Ep 44: Legally Blonde Exclusive + Female Lawyers on Film

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The writers of Legally Blonde join us to spill the inside story on the beloved 2001 comedy starring Reese Witherspoon as perky law student Elle Woods. Kristen “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah talk about adapting Amanda Brown’s novel for the big screen, describing the moment of inspiration for the iconic ‘bend and snap’ move and revealing which cast member was difficult to handle on set…
Meanwhile, Empire film critic Helen O’Hara talks about her own legal past and revisits Legally Blonde with host Anna Smith. The pair also discuss other films with female lawyers, from A Time To Kill to On The Basis of Sex.
Thanks to listener Rehna Azim for suggesting an episode on female lawyers on film, and to our partners, Amazon Prime. All films are available on Amazon Prime now.

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Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

Aug 12 2020

37mins

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Ep 43: How To Build A Girl Special with Caitlin Moran and Coky Giedroyc

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Caitlin Moran and Coky Giedroyc give exclusive interviews about their new film How To Build A Girl, a coming-of-age tale of rock n roll and reinvention amid the male-dominated music press of the 1990s.

The film is based on the Moran's girlhood in working-class Wolverhampton. Like her heroine Johanna (played by Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein), Moran began her journalistic career as a rock critic aged just 16. She is now a broadcaster, Times columnist, author and contemporary voice on feminism.

Director Coky Giedroyc - sister of Mel - joins us to celebrate sexuality and sanitary towels in cinema, and tells us about working with the marvellous Beanie Feldstein. Sharing her tips on surviving and thriving as a female director, she has high hopes for the future of women in film and the fighting spirit to achieve them.

How To Build A Girl is available now exclusively on Amazon Prime.

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Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

Jul 28 2020

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Ep 42: Ruth Madeley & Rachel Griffiths talk Diversity In Ability, Ride Like A Girl, Muriel's Wedding

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Rachel Griffiths (Muriel's Wedding, Six Feet Under) and Ruth Madeley (Years and Years) give exclusive interviews about their work in this special uncut version of our latest video show on the BFI YouTube.

Actor Ruth Madeley talks to Anna about Diversity In Ability and her latest film, Verisimilitude, in which she plays a wheelchair user training an able bodied actor for a role as a character with disabilities. She talks about the practice of casting able bodied actors and explains her views about the urgent need for change.

Rachel Griffiths shares the inside track on her directorial debut, Ride Like A Girl, and explains how important it is to cast actors with Downs Syndrome. She also shares hilarious stories about filming Muriel’s Wedding, talks about her intense role in Six Feet Under, and brings her French bulldog in for a chat!

You can see the video versions of these interviews here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkOdRT8c4DM

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Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

Jul 22 2020

42mins

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Ep 41: Chinonye Chukwu on her film Clemency + Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht talk about Crip Camp

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An uplifting summer camp doc and a hard-hitting death row drama are explored in a special episode with Birds’ Eye View.

Our first guest is Chinonye Chukwu, writer director of Sundance Grand Jury Prizewinner Clemency. It follows the story of prison warden Bernadine Williams - played by Alfre Woodard - who is forced to confront the psychological impact of her profession as she prepares to execute yet another inmate, played by Aldis Hodge.

Next we hear from the directors of Crip Camp, a documentary about equal opportunities, activism and teenagers having fun. Co-directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, it goes back to the 1970s when LeBrecht had the summer of his life at a hippy camp for teens with disabilities - a summer that would inspire lasting change in the disability community.

We are also joined by Mia Bays, the Director At Large of Birds’ Eye View.

Crip Camp is on Netflix now.

Clemency is available on Curzon Home Cinema and via clemencythefilm.co.uk now. Bohemia Media's bespoke film streaming platform will allow viewers to select a local cinema to receive an equal split of the revenue.

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Watch Girls On Film's latest show on the BFI's YouTube channel: youtu.be/Opl7aSOiQs4

Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

Jul 17 2020

36mins

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Ep 40: A deep dive into Little Fires Everywhere starring Kerry Washington & Reese Witherspoon

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This episode is a deep dive into the hit show Little Fires Everywhere. Based on the novel by Celeste Ng, it’s the gripping story of artist Mia (Kerry Washington), who upsets the suburban life of controlling mother Elena (Reese Witherspoon).
US journalist Valerie Complex and British broadcaster Rhianna Dhillon join Anna to explore the show’s themes including privilege, racism, microaggressions, adoption and abortion. Avoiding major spoilers, they share their favourite moments from the series and pay tribute to the late, great director Lynn Shelton. They also bond over their love of classic British sitcoms.
Little Fires Everywhere Season 1 is on Amazon Prime Video now.

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Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

Jul 14 2020

29mins

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Ep 39: Pride special with Bella Thorne + queer classics reviewed with Becca Harrison

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It’s Pride season! And we’re bringing you a packed Pride special. Actress and vocal LGBTQ+ advocate Bella Thorne joins Anna to talk pansexuality, love and support in the queer community, and the power of social media to make real social change. She also unpacks her starring role in Bonnie & Clyde-style crime thriller Infamous, as well as quirky college comedy The Duff.

Plus, guest critic and Dr of Film Becca Harrison drops in to review three brilliant queer films you can stream for a Pride celebration on your sofa: bittersweet political Brit-flick Pride, Todd Haynes’ Oscar-nominated lesbian love story Carol, and recent Girls On Film guest Desiree Akhavan’s bisexual comedy drama Appropriate Behaviour.
All films are available on Amazon Prime Video, our partner for this episode.

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Watch Girls On Film's latest show on the BFI's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Opl7aSOiQs4

Girls On Film is an HLA production, exec produced by Hedda Archbold and audio produced by Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

Jul 01 2020

32mins

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Ep 38: Actor Lola Petticrew on coming-out comedy Dating Amber + reviews with Carrie Lyell (DIVA mag)

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Young Irish actor Lola Petticrew (A Bump Along The Way) joins Anna to chat about her new comedy Dating Amber, directed by David Freyne. She plays Amber, a lesbian schoolgirl who pretends to date Eddie (Fionn O'Shea - Normal People) so the pair can pose as straight. As Eddie struggles with his sexual identity, he and Amber grow closer. Lola talks frankly about the film, her friendship with her co-star and her own journey to coming out as queer.
Carrie Lyell, the editor of DIVA magazine, is our guest reviewer and discusses Dating Amber with Anna. The two critics also revisit the 1999 film But I'm A Cheerleader, a comedy set in a gay conversion camp and starring Natasha Lyonne. They also pay tribute to Girls On Film favourite Booksmart.

All films are available on Amazon Prime Video, our partner for this episode.

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https://youtu.be/Opl7aSOiQs4

Girls On Film is an HLA production, exec produced by Hedda Archbold and audio produced by Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

Jun 24 2020

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Ep 37: Isobel Waller-Bridge, Rachel Portman & Anne Nikitin with Scala Radio

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Isobel Waller-Bridge talks about living and working with her sister, Phoebe, in the second of our special episodes with Scala Radio. The composer talks about life in lockdown, Fleabag, Vita and Virginia and composing electronic scores for period film and TV.

She’s joined by Anne Nikitin, who scored the award-winning film American Animals. The two compare notes about their experiences in a male-dominated field, and their conflicting thoughts about being labelled ‘female composers’. They also explore the difference between Hollywood and Britain’s film industry.

Anna’s third guest is an Emmy and Academy Award winning composer who has been scoring blockbuster films for over two decades: Rachel Portman. Rachel describes working with Mike Leigh on Life is Sweet, Lynne Ramsay on Ratcatcher and gives a fascinating insight into her working life, from indie movies to big budget Hollywood. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in music and film.

Thanks to our partners Scala Radio.

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Girls On Film is an HLA production, exec produced by Hedda Archbold and audio produced by Jenny Nelson. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

Jun 09 2020

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Ep 36: Monica Dolan, Desiree Akhavan, Mark Cousins & Nisha Ganatra

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This episode features extended, uncut interviews from the latest Girls On Film YouTube show with the British Film Institute.

Actor Monica Dolan chats about her leading role in Days of the Bagnold Summer, and about collaborating with writers and directors in films including Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and The Falling.

She explores three of her favourite iconic female roles in cinema, and shares her views on the visibility of female directors.
 
Actor, writer and director Desiree Akhavan talks about the delicate balance of directing sex scenes in The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Appropriate Behaviour, and shares a message for ‘film nerds’ in isolation.
 
Writer and director Mark Cousins becomes Girls On Film’s second ever male guest, and reveals the behind the scenes story behind Women Make Film, paying tribute to his iconic narrators including Tilda Swinton and Jane Fonda.

Finally, director Nisha Ganatra (Late Night) talks about her new film The High Note starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson. She shares her upbeat views about the future for female directors and her solution for reaching gender parity. 

Watch the full filmed version of this episode on the BFI’s YouTube here: https://youtu.be/mrBpdWKDSDo

Catch the previous episode with Billie Piper, Sally Phillips and Ronni Ancona here: https://youtu.be/FG_VyY6Jy6A

Join us for the next filmed episode: 6.30pm on June 23rd 2020 on the BFI’s YouTube channel.

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Girls On Film is an HLA production, presented by Anna Smith, exec produced by Hedda Archbold and audio produced by Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

With thanks to the British Film Institute

May 30 2020

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Ep 35: Film composers Anne Dudley and Nainita Desai join Girls On Film with Scala Radio

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Host Anna Smith is joined by trailblazing Oscar-winner Anne Dudley and BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Nainita Desai. They talk about their careers as film composers, in the first of two episodes partnered with Scala Radio.

Anne and Nainita discuss the details and challenges of this offscreen role, and share their stories of breaking into the film scoring industry. Addressing gender imbalance, we look to the positive changes taking place – and how to keep them going.

Anne remembers attending the Academy Awards for The Full Monty, while Nainita talks about scoring the award-winning documentary For Sama.

Adapting to lockdown life along with the rest of us, Nainita talks about her new project connecting musicians with composers to keep the industry in motion throughout the pandemic. We also learn which classic scores inspired our guests to make a career of composing – and that even they are not immune to the power of ABBA.

Thanks to our partners Scala Radio.

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Girls On Film is an HLA production, exec produced by Hedda Archbold and audio produced by Jenny Nelson. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

May 18 2020

48mins

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Ep 34: Greta Gerwig's Little Women + reviews of Ema, Michelle Obama's Becoming & Birds of Prey

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Empire film critic Helen O'Hara and broadcaster Wendy Lloyd take a deep dive into Greta Gerwig's Little Women in this uplifting episode celebrating the joys of the award-winning classic.

Along with host Anna Smith, they take a look at the themes, the performances and the enduring feminist message, examining Gerwig's clever use of structure and time.

The critics also review the new thriller Ema, Michelle Obama doc Becoming, the Netflix film Carrie Pilby and the Margot Robbie starrer Birds of Prey, all available to watch now at home.

If you’d like to take part in the Little Women Book Club by reading with us, follow us on socials. Hashtag #littlewomen and #littlewomenbookclub.

Read it before the film’s digital release on 11th May 2020 so we can all watch it together (you can own a copy from 25th May).

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Girls On Film is and HLA production, exec produced by Hedda Archbold and audio produced by Jane Long. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

May 08 2020

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Ep 33: Director Kitty Green on her film The Assistant, plus reviews with Simran Hans

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Inspired by real-life stories, The Assistant is a day in the life of a young woman(Julia Garner) who’s working for a powerful film producer. Writer-director Kitty Green joins host Anna Smith for an in-depth interview about power dynamics in the workplace, and making this film in the wake of the Weinstein scandal. Kitty also offers advice for filmmakers who are starting out.

Observer film critic Simran Hans returns to Girls On Film to give her views on The Assistant, and recommends two more films for home viewing: the foodie documentary Diana Kennedy - Nothing Fancy and a vintage rom com gem, Crossing Delancey.

Girls On Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long. Intern: Heather Dempsey.

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This Isolation Pod was recorded in lockdown, April 2020
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The Assistant is available on digital release now.

May 01 2020

38mins

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a little redundant

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looking for something more fresh on this topic.