Ramsgate Community Cinema screenings to celebrate International Women’s Day

Ramsgate's community cinema

Ramsgate Community Cinema is holding screenings this week to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Each screening will include an additional selected short film from the Women Over Fifty Film Festival.

The community cinema is the creation of Kent Film Foundation and is based at the former Cats in Crisis shop at 64 High Street until the end of July. Work is underway for the cinema to then move to a larger, permanent location in the town.

Entry is donation in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-week-of-screenings-tickets-853191076477

Wednesday 6th March:

First up a Percy Adlon double bill of two very different films starting with 2pm Salmonberries (1991) 15 set in a remote Alaskan mining town and starring singer KD Lang who also sings the evocative title song “Barefoot”. After Adlon directed Lang’s music video for her song, So in Love for the AIDs-benefit Red Hot + Blue, he wrote the ethereal lesbian-romance script to Salmonberries especially for her.

7pm Bagdad Cafe (1987) PG Where a lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on earth and decides to make it brighter. An evocative, slow-build but ultimately feel good film about an unexpected friendship that grows between two women. Come to one or both screenings.

Thursday 7th March:

 7pm Earth Mama (2023) 15 Critically acclaimed feature debut by Savannah Leaf transforming from a 2012 Olympian to a BAFTA winning filmmaker. An intimate portrayal of Gia who has two children in care and another on the way when she sets out to fight to get her family back.

Friday 8th March:

7pm Smoke, Sauna, Sisterhood (2023) 15 Award winning documentary set in a smoke sauna where women come together and share their inner most secrets and intimate experiences, embracing the healing power of sisterhood along the way.

Saturday 9th March

2pm WOFFF on Tour. We host a block of short films from the 2023 Women Over Fifty Film Festival. Followed by a talk from Nuala O’Sullivan founder and curator of the festival.

7pm The Disappearance of Shere Hite (2023) Documentary narrated by Dakota Johnson about the feminist sex educator who wrote about female sexuality in the Hite Report, a book that sold over 48 million copies and remains the 13th best-selling book of all time. The film rediscovers Hite for a new generation and shows the lead up to her “cancellation” from the public discourse long before the term came in to common use.

The community cinema also hosts free youth film clubs on Mondays 6pm-8pm. Find out more on the Kent Film Foundation facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KentFilmFoundation

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