New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: Teen Girl Heroes

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19:00 Sat 9 Jan 2016

Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)

We celebrate the strong young woman with a series of films that show teenage girls going through their young lives leaving a cloud of dust and mayhem in their wake as they find their way to adulthood. A selection of films that are hard-hitting and pull no punches.

Film running order:

GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Bijan Sheibani 6 mins

COMPASSION Lola Young 13 mins

GIRL LIKE YOU Rajinder Kochar 12 mins

RATE ME Fyzal Boulifa 17 mins

RAINBOW PARTY Eva Sigurdardottir 16 mins

BLOOD BELOW THE SKIN Jennifer Reeder 34 mins

98 mins

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street, London
E8 1HE
0871 902 5734
  • BLOOD BELOW THE SKIN

    Jennifer Reeder 13 mins (UK, 2015)

    Countdown to prom night is actually countdown to irreversible change for each girl. Two of the girls are falling in love with each other against all expectations and the third girl is forced to mother her own mother in the wake of her father’s disappearance. Each girl seeks comfort within the walls of her bedroom where the music blasting from the turntable provides a magical synchronicity between them all. The title refers to the secrets that girls and women keep just below their surface.
  • COMPASSION

    Lola Young 13 mins (UK, 2015)

    Grace shares a chance nighttime car journey with a man’s last night on earth.
  • GIRL LIKE YOU

    Rajinder Kochar 12 mins (UK, 2015)

    GIRL LIKE YOU explores female sexuality, friendship and how women are sometimes unknowingly guilty of enabling the patriarchy that binds them. The story follows the friendship between teenage girls, naive DEEPA (16) and wild ANITA (16). Their friendship will come to a tipping point when the girls are invited to the party of handsome RAJ. There, Deepa will experience all the things Anita was trying to teach her.
  • GROOVE IS IN THE HEART

    Bijan Sheibani 6 mins (UK, 2015)

    A tale of music and memory is unspooled through a schoolgirl's mixtape.
  • RAINBOW PARTY

    Eva Sigurdardottir 16 mins (UK, 2015)

    Rainbow Party tells the story of Sofia, who realizes that if you can’t beat them, well then you better join them. In her quest to be accepted by the popular girls in her class, Sofia finds herself sacrificing her true friendships and morals. Whoever said that teenage girls were innocent... well, they were so wrong!
  • RATE ME

    Fyzal Boulifa 17 mins (UK, 2015)

    A portrait of teenage escort, 'Coco’.