Film: Making the Grade
Part of the Making the Grade: Women Directing Documentary, Past and Present Film Weekend
Screening and discussion of 'Making the Grade' with Director Lizzie Thynne, invited film-makers and Professor Yvonne Tasker, University of Leeds. Followed by a wine reception. Archival footage and Craigie's own words from letters, diaries and interviews present an intimate portrait of the life and career of this pioneering film-maker, whose work imagines a new place for women post World-War Two.
Craigie made the first film to feature living artists at work, 'Out of Chaos' (1944) and 'To Be A Woman' (1951), a forceful and witty argument for equal pay. 'Making the Grade' explores her unique contribution to documentary and her contrasting identities as director, writer, early media personality and wife of Labour leader, Michael Foot. The film will be a rough cut presented for your responses and feedback.
Date: Friday 22 November
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Free admission, booking advised