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Not Like Us? Female misfits on screen at Genesis Cinema & online (20 to 26 SEP 2021)

Not Like Us? is a selection of films drawn from the cinematic representation of female misfits on screen, exploring questions around identity, conformity & community.

Submitted by: Elle Haywood.

Curated and programmed by Elle Haywood as part of the NFTS Film Studies, Programming & Curation MA, Not Like Us? is the first season to be delivered by this year’s cohort.

Not Like Us? is a selection of films drawn from the vibrant cinematic representation of female misfits on screen, exploring questions around identity, conformity and community.

The season explores stories of determined, focused individuals who may feel they do not fit in, yet find alliances with others and gain insight from their altering views on the world. We don’t experience just their moments of strength, but also their periods of loneliness, and points of contemplation. From this, we begin to understand their complex relationships with society and the impact that they have on their friends and communities from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

The feature films include:

  • WE ARE THE BEST! d. Lukas Moodysson, 2013 + Recorded interview with the director at Genesis Cinema (21 SEP at 21:00).
  • VAGABOND d. Agnès Varda, 1985 + Recorded intro by So Mayer at Genesis Cinema (25 SEP 15:15).
  • KAMOME DINER d. Naoko Ogigami, 2006 + Panel discussion with Dr Lola Martinez (University of Oxford and SOAS) and Hannah Strong (Little White Lies) at Genesis Cinema (26 SEP 15:00). The panel will be BSL Interpreted in partnership with Sign for All Community.

In addition to the cinema season there will be free online content including a programme of short films and a magazine. Season notes and booking information can be found on the NFTS website.

Not Like Us? is a season about female misfits on screen at Genesis Cinema & online, & is booking now (20 to 26 SEP 2021)!

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