Premiered earlier this year at our Birds Eye View Festival 2013, and now receiving a full theatrical release courtesy of Soda Pictures, The Lebanese Rocket Society tells the remarkable true story of the contributions to the 1960s space race made by Manoug Manougian: a professor of mathematics at Haigazian University, an Armenian establishment in Beirut. Read the full story
Shannon Walsh is a Montreal-based filmmaker and writer. Her first feature documentary, H2Oil, traces the human and environmental costs of Alberta’s oil sands. Birds Eye View caught up with her to talk about it. Read the full story
Tamsyn Dent, BEV’s Development and Outreach Manager (and new Mum!) reviews our 2010 Bring a Baby Film Junior, about a parent-child relationship – a generation on. According to Time Out, Junior is “Beautifully observed… a soulful movie about the importance of family” Read on to see what Tam had to say…
Junior is screening at 11am on March 5th at the Ritzy in Brixton for the Bring a Baby screening – you can also catch it that evening at the Ritzy at 6pm and at the ICA on Saturday March 6th and Monday March 8th.
Is bullfighting sport, dance, theatre or blood ritual? She Is The Matador reveals bullfighting to be all of these. Through current interviews and archival footage illustrating the history of women in bullfighting, the film offers a window on the highly choreographed and deadly match between bull and human that remains enormously popular in Spain, even as it is reviled by many in an age of animal rights.
Celeste Carrasco & Gemma Cubero del Barrio run the Talcual Films production company and She Is The Matador is their joint directorial debut.
We are thrilled to be screening this passionate account of a fascinating tradition as part of our 2010 Festival this Friday and caught up with Celeste and Gemma in lieu of this.
‘Film-making saved my life’
Fantastic article in the Guardian on Friday on Kim Longinotto and her film Rough Aunties which is screening as part of our Festival at ICA Cinema 1, March 7, 2.30pm & ICA Cinema 2, March 9, 6.15pm. The Screening is partnership with Branchage Film festival
Enjoy the read!
Well, this is the funniest of festival years for me. Just as Birds Eye View gears up to what looks to be an outrageously brilliant festival – a true celebration of the scope of women’s creative vision, I gear up to a very different moment of creativity – giving birth for the first time. There’s something rather poetic (and nuts) about the timing for me. Should I go those two “permissable” weeks over the official due date, our baby girl could be coming into the world on opening night. Which means that the festival – my first baby, of sorts, is now safely in the hands of BEV’s most excellent team, allowing me to focus on this momentous and unknown journey ahead. Obviously, should baby decide to come this week, or next, I may shuffle down to share in the joys of closing night delight, but maybe our new little world will be too fresh and fragile – we shall see…