She’s Curious

Sunday 10 – Wednesday 27 July

A programme of events and activities celebrating the imagination, creativity and private worlds of women through film taking place in July 2022 in Brighton & Hove and Lewes.

Take a trip down the rabbit hole…

She’s Curious meanders through the lives and experiences of women of all ages and abilities, shining a light on female narratives, secret places and private desires.

Curated and delivered in partnership by Screen Shot, a network of alternative and independent film programmers in Brighton & beyond, She’s Curious presents a selection of unique and unforgettable film experiences that showcase complex and intriguing female protagonists, as well as films that are led by female creators behind the screen.

Events at Depot

Pan’s Labyrinth

Thursday 14th July, 15:30
Part of Kino Collective Takeover Day: Kino Collective are a group of young adults who share an enthusiasm and appreciation for cinema. They aim to bring a diverse range of films to other young people.

During the Spanish Civil War, Ofelia, a girl fascinated with fairy tales, explores a mystical maze to cope with the tragic events of her reality and her cruel stepfather. She meets a Faun who tells her she is a princess but only if she completes 3 gruesome tasks. 

WOFFF Shorts

Wednesday 27 July, 18:00
Women Over 50 Film Festival

Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival at Depot in September.

Lots of people worry about growing older. Many of us think it’s a time of decline, ill-health, reduced opportunities and loneliness. But research doesn’t back up this pessimistic view of later life. The U-cure of happiness shows that people are happiest at the beginnings and the ends of their lives. Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks says, “Older people enjoy better mental health than the young or middle-aged. Dementia rates are falling, fast.”

So, what is life really like for women after 50? If you’re curious about older women’s desires, duties and dreams, then let the WOFFF curated shorts programme enlighten you. Join us for fascinating tales of women over 50 falling in love, caring through COVID, raging in menopause and fighting for battle rap glory. And let’s not forget the selfless vicar’s wife getting possessed by a strange force, unlocking a pleasurable side she never knew she had.

One Bum Cinema

Sunday 10-17 July

One Bum Cinema Club is the brainchild of artist Anna Vartiainen and brought to life by Paulie Musselwhite and Matthew Simkins. It began in an under stairs cupboard and is now on the road. Their little cinema aims to make you leave with a nice fuzzy feeling inside: the only rule is one butt at a time! So, take your seat and enjoy a selection of hand picked animations from artists based around the world.