All in February Issue '19
On December 31st, an exhibition closed at the Barbican Library called “Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future.” It was a small, but concentrated look at the few women, specifically British instrumentalists, who made waves in the jazz scene beginning in the 1920s and through to present day. Luckily the exhibit didn’t just talk about Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday, but unfortunately, you most likely won’t recognise many of the other names.
With the chill of winter around us also comes the winter coughs, colds, sore throats, the dreaded flu virus that changes every year, and that feeling of just being under the weather in our health. Many of us seem to pick up every virus or bug going around, and can feel sick of being sick, while annoyingly others never seem to fall ill. So why is this?
So, what did you think of The Favourite?” my aunt asks me over the hum of restaurant chatter. I have found that, since becoming a ‘filmy person’, a sense of doom prickles over me whenever I’m asked that question. Normally, I deliver some vaguely comprehensible opinion, and it’s over. But The Favourite is, well, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, and therefore Difficult.
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The new year is opening with a rich and flavoursome art schedule. Exhibitions for all the palates. From Van Gogh to Leonardo Da Vinci, from manga to fashion art shows. Each Londoner can find the perfect art escape. These are Cinegirl’s favourites. A curated shortlist that represents our selected blend of video art, cinema, and many exhibitions by female artists. Enjoy and save the dates!
Meeting the two formidable women behind Rockfleet Productions was indeed refreshing, especially during a grey January mid-week morning. As I settle into their bright boardroom on their top-floor office in a rather hip-chic Soho building, Emma and Phoebe welcome me with genuine smiles.
The BAFTA Nominations of 2019 can indeed be considered a celebration of successful women in the film industry. The brilliant comedy drama The Favourite has received 12 nominations and includes a female-driven cast with the actresses Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. The plot is equally female-centric and represents female relationships as well as the challenges women have to face in order to fight for their livelihoods in a man’s world.