In 2018 Birds’ Eye View launched the BFI-backed Reclaim The Frame project – a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women, offering a wider perspective of the world. Birds’ Eye View is a charity whose focus for the last 16 years has been on raising the commercial and cultural impact of films written by or directed by women – demonstrating how varied the female gaze can be and celebrating the difference.
After a successful 2018 pilot, working in five cities and in six cinemas, Reclaim The Frame is coming to Exeter, partnering with the Exeter Phoenix from May 2019 with monthly film events until March 2020. Kicking off with the glorious new British musical Wild Rose on Wednesday 8 May at 6.30pm. You can book tickets to the Reclaim The Frame screening of Wild Rose here.
Following the screening, Mia Bays the director of Birds’ Eye View and a producer of Oscar-winning and BAFTA nominated films such as Scott Walker – 30 Century Man and Six Shooter will host an A&Q – a conversation with the audience about the film, that flips the usual Q&A format on its’ head. Special guest speakers to be announced.
Afterwards, poet and filmmaker Be Manzini will share poems reflecting on the themes of ‘Wild Rose’ and then host a workshop called ‘Harnessing Your Authentic Voice’, plus drinks and signup session for the Reclaim The Frame Exeter chapter (free tickets, free films to watch, goodie bags etc).
To find out more about Birds Eye View, the Reclaim The Frame project and their mission, click here.