The Camera is Ours, dirs. Marion Grierson, Ruby Grierson, Brigid ‘Budge’ Cooper, Kay Mander & Sarah Erulkar, United Kingdom 1935 – 67, 97 min., English, PG
This revelatory feature-length programme of shorts throws a spotlight on the female filmmakers who helped to give British documentary film a distinctive aesthetic in its nascent years.
Female filmmakers were at the forefront of innovation in the early years of British documentary – including Ruby Grierson and Marion Grierson, sisters to the better-known John. Marion is represented here by Beside the Seaside (1935), which uses a witty array of techniques to stylish effect, while Ruby’s dramatised wartime documentary They Also Serve (1940) is dedicated to ‘the Housewives of Britain’. The programme also includes Birth-Day (1945), Brigid ‘Budge’ Cooper and Mary Beales’s exploration of the mysteries of maternity; Kay Mander’s powerful Homes for the People (1945), which uses the then-radical technique of allowing working-class women to describe their own lives; and Sarah Erulkar’s Something Nice to Eat (1967), featuring Jean Shrimpton.
Fri, 03 Jun 2022
Sat, 04 Jun 2022
Sun, 05 Jun 2022
Tue, 07 Jun 2022
Wed, 08 Jun 2022
Thu, 09 Jun 2022
£13 Full, £11 Concessions, £6.50 Green/Blue Members
Weekday matinees: £8 Full, £6 Concessions, £4 Green/Blue Members
Tuesday evenings: £11, £5.50 Green/Blue Members
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Red Members gain unlimited access to all exhibitions, films, talks, performances and Cinema 3. Join today for £20/month.