Feminist Movie Mondays cross-community social group screening feminist & women-centric movies – for free every month.
Feminist Movie Mondays is a film society which has been running in Lancaster over the last three years and is supported by volunteers from the Centre of Gender and Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. We're a growing cross-community group of feminists and movie lovers.
The event offers free access to feminist and women-centric movies in collaboration with The Gregson Centre, a well-established community arts centre in Lancaster. We show all kinds of films: from mainstream hits to the more avant-garde, from fiction to documentary, feminist history and contemporary stories. Recent popular screenings included We are the Best, Wadjaja and Wild. Our holiday show in December, by popular vote, will be Sandy and Melissa in The Heat!
FMM started small and has steadily increased with a regular group of men and women who come to watch the film and socialise. The Gregson Centre is a perfect venue. You can eat beforehand in the bistro/bar. You can take a drink up to the intimate cinema room upstairs for the screening. Sadly no cupholders, but no multiplex prices either to worry about – the screening is free. It has been wonderful to see regular attenders coming back monthly and we are still getting new faces at each screening.
The The Time Is Now festival will be an all-day, mini-film-fest event for everybody on 30th January 2016. There will be zine-making and movie-making for the younger family members during the day and two classic feminist screenings in the afternoon. The festival will move into Saturday night with with Girlhood (2014) and Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) with socialising late into the evening, by the light of the glitterball! Details will be posted to our Facebook page and Twitter.
Come along on a Monday, or on 30th January, and discover the friendliest feminist movie lovers in Lancashire!