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Reclaim the Frame


Rising stars Beanie Feldstein (Ladybird) and Kaitlyn Dever (Detroit) play a pair of academic over-achievers who finally decide to let loose, with hilarious and heart-warming consequences.

Amy (Dever) and Molly (Feldstein) are best friends who have devoted every waking moment to studying, with a view to getting into the best possible universities.With only one night left before they graduate, the girls decide it’s now or never and seize their final chance to party big and make some crazy memories, with hilarious and heart-warming consequences. 

Following this special screening, Oscar-winning producer and the director of Birds' Eye View, Mia Bays hosts a discussion alongside film critic and broadcaster Anna Smith and comedian Sophie Duker.

After the ScreenTalk, we invite you to a DJ set at the Cinema Cafe and Bar, Beech Street. 

US 2019 Dir Olivia Wilde 102 min 

This is event is part of Birds' Eye View's Reclaim The Frame campaign, backed by the BFI, to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to offer 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 by written or directed by womxn.

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Barbican Cinema 2

Sophie Duker, a bombastic black sheep whose favourite things include breaking hearts, taking names and telling jokes with the confidence of a cis straight middle-class white man.

Anna Smith is a film critic and broadcaster. She is President of the UK Critics’ Circle and a regular film critic for BBC News, Sky News, BBC Radio, Time Out, Metro, The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Empire and more. She is the host of all-female film review podcast Girls on Film

Mia Bays is the Birds' Eye View director-at-large and an Oscar-winning and BAFTA nominated producer with 30 years' experience in film.