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Me Three: A Triple Bill for International Women's Day

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113 Swanston Street

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Film screenings and conversations about the legacy of feminism and how it connects with younger womxn today.

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Capitol presents a deliberately pleasing triple bill of screenings and conversations about the legacy of feminism and how it connects with younger womxn today.

On Thursday 11 March we screen Melbourne filmmaker Catherine Dwyer’s directorial debut, Brazen Hussies (2020), which tells the story of the women’s liberation movement in Australia and the ‘brazen hussies’ who helped change this country for young women today. Hussies will be accompanied by Robin Laurie and Margot Nash’s experimental short, We Aim To Please (1976), which erotically and energetically challenged the then (and possibly still now) conventional male gaze and accepted ideas about women’s sexuality.

On Friday 12 March we present a screening of the documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014), about the birth of the women’s liberation movement in the US – a film Catherine Dwyer worked on as associate producer, and which inspired her to tell the Australian story.

We Aim To Please will be introduced by filmmaker Robin Laurie, and Brazen Hussies will be followed by a conversation with Catherine Dwyer, author, academic and filmmaker Barbara Creed (Homosexuality: A Film for Discussion), who is also a featured interviewee in the Hussies documentary, and others to be announced. The discussion will explore how the issues in Brazen Hussies are relevant to younger women today, and unpack how gender equity, diversity and transgenderism intersect with its legacy.

In Brazen Hussies, Dwyer introduces contemporary audiences to the second wave feminists in Australia who fought for equal pay, reproductive rights, affordable childcare, and the prevention of family violence and rape. The film combines extraordinary archival footage with interviews from many of the movement’s key activists, demonstrating the collective power it took to achieve change.

Produced by Philippa Campey (Bastardy, No Time for Quiet) and Andrea Foxworthy (Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens in Australia), edited by Rosie Jones (Namatjira Project), and executive produced by Sue Maslin (The Dressmaker) Brazen Hussies was proudly made with a predominantly female identifying and non-binary crew.

All events take place at The Capitol.

Session Times:

A screening of We Aim To Please & Brazen Hussies & filmmakers in conversation

6pm, Thursday 11 Mar

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A screening of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry introduced by associate producer Catherine Dwyer

6pm, Friday 12 Mar

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Single session tickets:

Thurs 11 Mar $12+BF

Fri 12 Mar $12 + BF

Triple Bill discount $20+BF (while allocation lasts)

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