Women & Cocaine Presents is a new film night at the Cinema Museum to celebrate the fierce and liberated women of Pre-Code cinema. From the period of 1930 to 1934, before the introduction of censorship (known as the Hays Code), women were depicted in roles with a frankness and sex-positivity that remains rare even today. These newly independent women pushed gender boundaries as they pursued their own economic freedom and excitement, defying the previous Victorian ideals of domesticity, sexual purity and religion. Hollywood soon caught on and began to represent these women on screen.

Next event: Fri 12 Apr 2019 @ 19:30

Film: Paid (1930)


We Need to Talk About Kevin

UK-USA 2011
Dir Lynne Ramsay
With Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller
Certificate 15

Ezra Miller glowers at us directly and defiantly as the eponymous Kevin in a pose reminiscent of many of Kubrick’s protagonists. In her brilliant adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s harrowing novel, Lynne Ramsay employs a distinctly Kubrickian approach to storytelling. Eschewing the epistolary structure of the novel, Ramsay instead opts for an emotive collage of uneasy, psychologically charged spaces, strikingly powerful imagery and a tour de force central performance from Tilda Swinton.

Date and Time: Monday 01 April 2019 20:50, NFT1, BFI Southbank, London

Tickets and more information: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/