Screening Film



The Electric

20 March 2015 · 6:00pm

The Electric, 47 Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY · Get directions

Organised by: Flatpack Film Festival

Taking a more positive slant on youth gangs than the one offered by The Tribe, Girlhood lays its scene in the world of black Parisian teenagers. Struggling at school, Marieme (Karidja Toure) falls in a with a group of girls and instantly begins to change her hair and her hangouts, practicing dance moves in La Defense and shoplifting at the mall. Director Sciamma (Tomboy) is preoccupied with how young women find a place for themselves in the world, how they build an identity, and in Girlhood that process is played out in all its bittersweet unpredictability.

This film is presented in partnership with the Arts & Science Festival, and after the screening there will be a discussion hosted by Kate Ince (Birmingham University).

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