Six of the Best Fest
When: Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January 2017
Where: The Mockingbird Cinema, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA
Tickets: more information online here
Stickleback Cinema presents Six of the Best Fest, a celebration of new films from female British filmmakers.
Taking place across the weekend of 20th January, the festival includes exclusive interviews and opportunities to meet some of the women making waves in the UK film industry.
See Facebook for more details about the festival. Further information about each screening is below:
Couple in a Hole
Friday 20 January 2017, 18:00-20:15
A Scottish couple ends up living like savages in a hole in the middle of a vast forest in the French Pyrenees. The film stars Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, The Witch) and Paul Higgins (In the Loop, Utopia), and will be followed with a live with Q&A with producer Zorana Piggott.
Saturday 21 January 2017, 13:45-15:15
Clover Catto receives a call telling her that her younger brother Charlie is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn’t spoken to in years: her father Aubrey. Written and directed by Hope Dickson Leach, the producer Rachel Robey will host a Q&A after the screening.
Saturday 21 January 2017, 16:00-18:15
The mystery of a fractured family’s past is explored during one, long hot day when taking destiny into her own hands, the youngest, Rose, sets off through bewitching locations to search for her missing mother. Director Esther May Campbell will be present for a Q&A session after the film.
Saturday 21 January 2017, 19:00-22:00
A successful young couple see their comfortable lives disrupted and their relationship unravel when they each make a decision to ignore the plight of a troubled teenage girl. Followed by a live Q&A with director Jane Linfoot.
Adult Life Skills
Sunday 22 January 2017, 14:00-15:30
Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum’s garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. Written and directed by BAFTA Brit to Watch Rachel Tunnard, and produced by former Screen Star of Tomorrow Michael Berliner.
Sunday 22 January 2017, 16:30-18:00
A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree. Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw described it as “a nightmarish satirical twist on post- and antenatal depression”.