Equation’s award-winning Reel Equality Film Club shows great movies that tell women-centred stories and challenge the gender stereotypes dominating the mainstream. Screening events are open to everyone.
About our film programme
We choose a wide range of interesting and entertaining films that tell women’s stories and include complex female characters who are not objectified or stereotyped. 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 our film choices are uncontestably feminist or completely unproblematic from every angle. We welcome constructive feedback.
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.
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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.