Bechdel Test Fest and Curzon are proud to present a double-bill of rising star Stella Corradi’s award-winning short film Little Soldier and Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa on Saturday May 27 at 15.20pm at the new Curzon Aldgate cinema.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about inspirations, collaborations and muses featuring LSFF’s Best Female Director 2017 Stella Corradi and actor, playwright and film director Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Not Safe For Work), hosted by the Bechdel Test Fest founder and creator, Corrina Antrobus.
Little Soldier is the acclaimed short film about Anya – a young girl with a powerful and colourful imagination for which Bechdel Test Fest awarded Corradi Best Female Director at the London Short Film Festival 2017. Previously, Corradi worked as Director’s Assistant to Sally Potter on the critically acclaimed Ginger & Rosa and the forthcoming The Party. This event is a unique opportunity to see the two female-led, female directed films together, followed by what promises to be an inspirational discussion on mentorship, muses and creative collaboration.
Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa is an evocative coming of age story about Ginger, a politically charged young teenager navigating an intense friendship with the fiery Rosa (Alice Englert, daughter of filmmaker Jane Campion) and the demands of her activist parents against the backdrop of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Featuring an urgent, expressive central performance from Elle Fanning as the bright but fragile Ginger, this is a nimble examination of political and personal responsibility. Also starring Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Jodhi May and Annette Bening.
EVENT: Double Bill Feature: Little Soldier (short) and Ginger & Rosa + Q&A with Stella Corradi and Zawe Ashton. Join us afterwards for post screening drinks!
DATE & TIME: Saturday 27th May, 15.20pm – 20.00pm
ADDRESS: Curzon Aldgate Cinema, Goodman’s Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS
For more information on the Bechdel Test Fest please visit www.BechdelTestFest.com