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Screening Women

Tyneside Cinema hosts a season of films looking at how women are portrayed on the big screen

Screening Women  19 February – 8 March 2017 

In the lead up to International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March, Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema will be screening a series of films examining how women have been portrayed on the big screen. 

Titled ‘Screening Women’, the film programme features a mixture of classic films and recent releases, including Harold and Maude, Hal Ashby’s cult dark comedy about an attention-seeking suicidal young man who is redeemed by his friendship with an ageing eccentric, Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold’s Cannes Award-winning drama about a volatile young girl whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of her mother’s new boyfriend (Michael Fassbender), and Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik’s indie drama about a young girl (played by Jennifer Lawrence) who sets out to track down her wayward, junkie father.  

Each screening featuring an introduction by academics from Northumbria University, including Dr Rosie White, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature, Theory and Popular Culture at Northumbria and one of the founding members of the Gendered Subjects Research Group. 

Dr White said:

We’re thrilled to be able to put on this season with Tyneside Cinema as part of International Women’s Day. This is a great opportunity to watch a great mixture of brilliant films, each featuring a unique collection of femmes fatales and female protagonists, and look at what they tell us about gender and representation.’ 

The screenings will also feature a speaker from Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland, a charity that provides free, confidential support, information and counselling to women who have experienced sexual violence.   

The programme starts on Sunday 19 February with John Schlesinger Darling starring an Oscar-winning Julie Christie.

To find out more about the season and book tickets, visit, or all 0191 227 5500.



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Screening Women Programme


Darling (15)

Sunday 19 February, 13:00
Introduced by Dr Rosie White (Northumbria University)


Harold And Maude (15) 
Tuesday 21 February, 18:10
Introduced by Dr Sarah Ralph (Northumbria University)


Bagdad Café (PG)

Sunday 26 February, 13:00

Introduced by Dr Rosie White (Northumbria University)


The Last Seduction (18)

Tuesday 28 February, 18:10

Introduced by Dr Rosie White (Northumbria University)


Fish Tank (15)

Sunday 5 March, 13:00

Introduced by Dr Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University)


Winter’s Bone (15)

Wednesday 8 March, 18:15

Introduced by Dr Jacky Collins (Northumbria University)


Screening Women Ticket Deal

Book for two or more films at the same time in person at the Tyneside Cinema Box Office and get 20% off you ticket price.




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