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The Short Films of Fronza Woods + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Killing Time, dir. Fronza Woods, USA 1979, 9 min., English

“Fronza Woods’s first film, Killing Time from 1979, is, very simply, one of the best short films that I’ve ever seen.” 
- Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Fronza Woods’ film heroines are funny, clever, wise and instantly memorable. In the late 1970s, whilst living in New York, Woods made two brilliant short films, Killing Time and Fannie’s Film. Woods’ blend of portraiture and interviews draws us into the inner lives, dreams and desires of two New York women, one working class and one middle class; one a documentary, the other a fiction. As a result, her aesthetically dazzling films continue to daringly and beautifully challenge mainstream media’s ongoing stereotyping of women of colour. 

This is a rare opportunity to hear from Woods herself – as hilarious and humane as the films she made – who will be joining us for an in-person conversation with archivist and curator Arike Oke, as well as see the UK debut of the new restoration of her shorts preserved by the Academy Film Archive, distributed internationally by Women Make Movies.

Presented in partnership with the Independent Cinema Office.
06:45 pm
Sat, 29 Oct 2022
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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