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Women and Genre: Sci-Fi

To coincide with the release of Claire Denis’ HIGH LIFE, we’re celebrating female directed sci fi across May and June. From the dark dystopias of Lizzie Borden’s BORN IN FLAMES and Ngozi Onwurah’s WELCOME II THE TERRORDOME to the playful steam punk of Lori Petty’s TANK GIRL and the queer time travel of Sally Potter’s ORLANDO, this season demonstrates how women have used this most inventive of genres to explore the politics of race, identity and sexuality against wildly imaginative visions of our possible future.

This season includes three 35MM screenings, an in person filmmaker Q&A with Ngozi Onwurah and a Feminist Film Club: ORLANDO, which will be presented with an introduction.