The Colour of Money: The Gold Diggers (U) + ScreenTalk with Sally Potter and Rose English


19 September 2015
Cinema 2

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Sally Potter’s first feature is a radical and experimental example of early 1980s feminist cinema.

Celeste (Colette Laffont) is a bank clerk fascinated by the relationship between gold and power. Ruby (Julie Christie) is a film star who has just escaped a world of overpowering men and is starting a journey of self-discovery. Their paths cross and together they explore the nature of money and the female film star as an icon.

Laffont and Christie’s riddle-like narration, Babette Magolte’s ethereal cinematography and Lindsay Cooper’s score give the film a surreal and mesmerising quality.

Made by an all-female crew who, along with the cast, were given equal pay, it is a truly ground-breaking film.

We’re excited to have Sally Potter and Rose English join us for a discussion about the film after the screening, hosted by author Sophie Mayer.

UK 1983 Dir Sally Potter 89 min
35mm presentation

This event is part of:
The Colour of Money

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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