Equation’s award-winning Reel Equality Film Club shows great movies that tell women-centred stories and challenge gender stereotypes. Join our campaign for better representation of women on screen!
About our film programme
We choose a wide range of entertaining films that tell women’s stories and do not stereotype or objectify women. We aim to represent the diversity of human experience and avoid films that further prejudice of any kind. Films are open to interpretation, so we cannot guarantee that everyone will find our film choices unproblematic or feminist from every angle. We always welcome constructive feedback.
Zootropolis: Free Family Screening
Join Equation’s Reel Equality Film Club for a *free* weekend family film screening.
Disney’s smash hit animation Zootropolis is set in the chaos of an urban jungle, where all kind of animals live and work together – from the biggest elephant to the tiniest hamster. In this hilarious story, we follow the adventures of determined new bunny police officer Judy Hopps and a wiley con artist fox, as they try to uncover a secret plot. This uplifting tale is full of excitement and stunning visuals, making it a top-quality treat for adults and children alike.
With free popcorn and (sugar-free!) squash. Craft and colouring activities to keep the little ones (aged 5+) entertained before and during the screening.
No need to book – just show up! First come, first served. Free to residents of St Ann’s and surrounding areas. Reel Equality Film Club is open to all.
Brought to you by Equation in partnership with Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes.
Moana: Free Family Screening
Reel Equality Film Club presents a *free* family afternoon screening of Disney’s smash hit Moana (PG). In this stunning animated adventure, we follow a brave teenager who sails off on a daring journey to save her people. Full of laughs, catchy songs, excitement and incredible visuals, this is a top-quality half-term treat for adults and children alike.
Enjoy free popcorn and squash. Wordsearch and colouring activities available to keep the littlest ones entertained.
No need to book – just show up! Free to residents of St Ann’s and surrounding areas. Reel Equality Film Club is open to all.
Julieta + Summer Party
The next Reel Equality screening is Pedro Almodóvar’s stunning film ‘Julieta’; a tender melodrama based on three Alice Munro short stories.
Join us on 13th July at the Savoy Cinema, followed by a post-film Summer party at Crocus Cafe with veggie tapas!
Julieta is getting ready to leave Spain behind and start a new chapter with her partner. Her plans are put on hold when, after a chance encounter, she hears news of her long-lost daughter, triggering a painful reminiscence of the tragic and life-defining moments of her past and renewing her hopes of reunion.
A vibrant, vivid depiction of the world of women, going deep into their interior lives, that explores the mystery of memory and the often unendurable power of love.
‘Told in flashback over 30 years of guilt and grief, this tender melodrama based on three Alice Munro short stories is Pedro Almodóvar’s best film in a decade’ ★★★★★ Mark Kermode for The Guardian
Join us after the film for a delicious tapas dinner and Summer party at Lenton’s hidden gem, the Crocus Cafe. Bargain combo film + feast tickets available! There will be sangria and fruit punch, a piñata, Latin music and much fun!
Book your tickets via Eventbrite now.
9 to 5 + Women's Takeover
To complement Broadway Cinema’s epic female-led film programme in March, and in honour of International Women’s Day, Reel Equality and Fan Club team up for a FREE Broadway cafebar women’s takeover party and screening event.
Fan Club DJs will be treating you to a mix of exclusively female/non-binary artists who break the constraints of moden music, in a genre-clashing set filled with ballads and anthems from across the decades.
Enjoy the music before a special cinebar screening of 9 to 5, the classic 80s satire about three female office coworkers who decide to take action against their tyrannical, sexist boss. Full of optimism and wicked humour, 9 to 5 celebrates what women can achieve when they combine powers to support each other. Starring the excellent Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin.
20:00 Fan Club DJs cafebar takeover
22:00 9 to 5 cafebar screening
This event is free and open to all genders. No tickets are needed
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Sexism in the film industry
The film industry grossly under-represents women by creating too many movies that focus on men and side-line women from the plot. When female characters are present, too often they are written as limiting stereotypes. This sexist imbalance stifles women’s stories and reinforces damaging beliefs about the lesser value of women.
We’ve done the research about gender inequality in film so you don’t have to.
Sexism in the film industry
Not convinced that gender inequality in film is really that bad? Check out these handful of statistics (sources available to download as a PDF):
-Less than 1 in 4 Hollywood films have a woman in the lead role
-In the Oscars’ first 50 years, only 4 of the films awarded Best Picture had women-centered stories.
-Men are nearly 3 times more likely than women to be portrayed as leaders
-Women consistently make up only a third of the speaking roles in popular films
-Women are 4 times more likely than men to be shown partially naked or in revealing/sexy clothing
-Only 5% of widely-released films star a woman of colour.
-73% of all female characters are Caucasian, followed by African American (14%), Latina (5%), Asian (3%), other worldly (3%), and other (2%).
-There are 5 males to every 1 female behind the camera.
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Become a member
Reel Equality’s fantastic £10 annual membership gives you
- Free Equallipops: cool sweeties at each event
- Discounted tickets to every screening
- Monthly members’ raffle: stand a chance to win 2 tickets to our next screening
- A contribution to Equation’s free community screening in an inner-city area
- A contribution to Equation’s work promoting equal relationships, free from abuse
Speak to a volunteer at one of our events, or email us to find out how you can get your membership in a few simple steps.