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Films celebrating women – some suggestions

Catford Free Film Festival were being asked to screen a film during a “Festival of Women”, to celebrate women’s achievements. A few of the people behind Free Film Festivals got together to come up with this list of films with strong female characters.

He named me Malala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cug1-eTOVSk

Sonita  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xIJ9Ch-rKU

20 Feet From Stardom – inspiring music documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWyUJcA8Zfo

The Eagle Huntress – stunning Mongolian documentary through Cinema For All https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfi5JS6HTH0

Wild https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn2-GSqPyl0

Joy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR-2TiQVY-k

Frida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOUzQYqba4Y

Coco Before Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isEnyrd2Moc

Also Mustang is beautiful film about sisterhood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABNB3zw5BAo

The Virgin Suicides- female cast and director but not the most upbeat of film subjects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbz4-du3Ayg

Volver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABSvppyQGdE

Adult Life Skills – 2016 quirky British comedy and full of female characters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyEe6cXU-v8

Antonia’s Line – great feminist film but 15 I think and Dutch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n1O-sKecdA

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle stop Cafe

Juno https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuN0Z65sp5c

Easy A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ4EwBtyfaA

Suffragette

All About Eve

Ms 45

Steel Magnolias

Thelma and Louise

Hidden Figures

Silkwood (1983)

Erin Brockovich ( 2000 )

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

Elizabeth (1998)

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

The Colour Purple (1986)

See also the Women in Film blog https://womeninfilmse15.wordpress.com/, a group which started as part of the Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival.