For the 2nd post on 'Women in World Cinema', WOW interviewed Kenyan director Judy Kibinge, who spoke about her childhood cinema memories, her latest film Something Necessary and what motivated her to become a filmmaker.
To celebrate International Women's Day, in the first of a series of features on women in world cinema, WOW interviewed Lucia Puenzo, the Argentinian author and director, who is known for her groundbreaking films XXY and Wakolda (The German Doctor), which features in the 2014 WOW Film Festival.
After a couple of wilderness years (with the Film Club scrabbling to find funds!), the WOW Women's Film Club is back with its much-loved and ever popular film events. Our relaunch in November saw nearly 80 women at a screening of the inspiring Saudi Arabian film Wadjda. And on Chwefror 5th, we had 121 women coming to see Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The number of tickets sold at WOW in 2013 were up 14% on last year, with attendances at Chapter up 25% and Aberystwyth up 75%.
With a total of around 4,000 attendances, WOW’s average attendances across all screenings and events was up 46% in 2013 to 74 people per show.
Ken Loach was joined by Michael Gubbins, Julian Tudor Hart, Dai Walters and Ray Davies for a passionate, sold-out Q&A and Welsh premiere screening of The Spirit of ‘45 at Chapter Arts Centre on March 6th.