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Birds Eye View 2011

9 Mar 201116 Mar 2011

Birds Eye View returns for a seventh annual celebration of women filmmakers – with previews, premieres, features, shorts, docs, discussions, girls who do gore and one hell of a party. The 2011 Festival showcases an electric and eclectic programme of the most inspiring, enchanting and challenging work by women across the world at the ICA, Southbank Centre and BFI Southbank. More information and full programme at www.birds-eye-view.co.uk.

Watch the Birds Eye View trailer here

  • Near Dark, Dir Kathryn Bigelow, 1987

    Near Dark

    In the dusty heat of the American southwest, a beautiful girl seduces Caleb into joining a pack of drifters, only to find himself trapped – and his family endangered – by a hellish world of lust, violence and anarchy.

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  • Rosa Luxemburg, Dir Margarethe von Trotta, 1986

    Rosa Luxemburg + director Q&A

    9 Mar 2011

    Cannes Palme D'Or nominee and Best Actress winner (for Barbara Sukowa's luminous performance), this is a sweeping biopic of radical socialist Rosa Luxemburg.

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  • Night Catches Us, Dir Tanya Hamilton, 2010

    Night Catches Us

    9 Mar 2011

    Exiled Black Panther Marcus returns to a community that blames him for his best friend's death. When he reunites with lawyer Patricia, old passion resurfaces and old wounds reopen.

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  • Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen + director introduction

    10 Mar 2011

    12th-century Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright and scientist - von Bingen's revolutionary humanism laid a path for European women out of the darkness.

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  • She Says Networking Event

    10 Mar 2011

    Join the energetic ladies of the brilliant She Says digital advertising network of a night of expert speakers from across the worlds of filmmaking and digital media.

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  • Music Loves Video

    10 Mar 2011

    The ultimate cinematic mix tape returns for another smash-hit year of the finest filmmakers with rhythm, this is a great ticket for the music fan and film buff alike.

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  • Birds Eye View Meet the Filmmakers

    11 Mar 2011

    An opportunity to meet some of the filmmakers attending Birds Eye View in association with Shooting People.

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  • Grown Up Movie Star, Dir Adriana Maggs, 2009

    Grown Up Movie Star

    11 Mar 2011

    Once a Newfoundland hero, disgraced NHL star Ray returns home to a wife who's leaving him for Hollywood and an internal struggle with his emerging homosexuality.

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  • Self Made + director Q&A

    11 Mar 2011

    Intense, revealing and sometimes disturbing, the disparate group experiments with Method acting to access personal memories and experiences, guided by leading practitioner Sam Rumbelow.

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  • Branchage Open Surgery

    12 Mar 2011

    Branchage and Bird's Eye View invite you to nurse your short film to full health at our Open Surgery screening.

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  • Soul Boy, Dir Hawa Essuman, 2010

    Soul Boy / Are You Listening + directors Q&A

    12 Mar 2011

    When 14 year-old Abila thinks someone has stolen his father's soul, he embarks on an adventure to win it back. Followed by Are You Listening?, an award-winning short film.

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  • Orgasm Inc., Dir Liz Canner, 2009

    Orgasm Inc. + Discussion

    12 Mar 2011

    When filmmaker Liz Canner took a job editing erotic videos for female Viagra trials, she stumbled across insider access to the industry's race to reshape female sexuality around pharmaceutical profit.

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  • The Imperialists Are Still Alive!, Dir Zeina Durra, 2010

    The Imperialists Are Still Alive!

    12 Mar 2011

    Nominated for Sundance's Grand Jury Prize, director Zeina Durra fuses dry comedy with alluring political drama, brilliantly depicting the everyday paranoia of post-9/11 America.

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  • Anna Calvi at last year's party

    Birds Eye View Festival Party

    12 Mar 2011

    The legendary Birds Eye View Festival Party returns with guest host Little White Lies for an electrifying night of live music and general revelry.

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  • Horror Shorts + directors Q&A

    12 Mar 2011

    From a fiercely feminist slashfest to a deadly defence of free speech... The best and most inventive contemporary horror filmmaking by the world's bloodiest women.

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  • Guilty Pleasures, Dir Julie Moggan, 2010

    Guilty Pleasures + Q&A

    13 Mar 2011

    Every four seconds, someone buys a Mills & Boon novel. Guilty Pleasures crosses continents to probe this fantasy world of seductive mistresses and available billionaires.

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  • UK Shorts + directors Q&A

    13 Mar 2011

    A dazzling programme of the UK's most exciting cinematic women, with award-winning stars, acclaimed directors, pioneering art students, searing cinematography and unimaginable animation.

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  • Walk in my Shoes..., Dir Fionna Smyth, 2011

    Equals on Film: Oxfam Gala Screening

    13 Mar 2011

    Marking 100 years of International Women's Day, this special programme celebrates and documents the lives, struggles and achievements of women around the world.

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  • Bloody Women Panel Discussion

    16 Mar 2011

    Virgins scantily clad and covered in blood; women in horror haven’t always had the most emancipating roles. Are new women writers and directors taking control of their own stories?

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