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MISS ROBIN HOOD (1952)
Report by Rita of the film group meeting on June 3rd. There were 8 of us at the session. General discussion Overall, the women in the group felt the film was not very enjoyable and engaging. We could see that … Continue reading
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What is old age conference: Margaret Rutherford, Haptic Turn
I feel privileged to have attended the interdisciplinary conference ” What is old age? New perspectives from the Humanities” organised by the University of Warwick on February 23rd. 2013 ; Two keynotes addresses and 8 panels. The only frustration was … Continue reading
BALLAD OF NARAYAMA (1958) and AGEWISE
I was rereading chapter 1 of Margaret Morganroth Gullette’s book AGEWISE : The Eskimo On the Ice Floe. At the back of my mind lurked vague thoughts about a film group. I decided to revisit The Ballad of Narayama which has the same theme as the Eskimo … Continue reading
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Narayama, Dendera, The Lady Vanishes.
I met two women of our ‘Older Women in Film Group’ who had seen Ballad of Narayama and Dendera. Both had been horrified by the first film and disappointed by the second. It is in these circumstances that I wish … Continue reading
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London Film Festival: I’m Carolyn Parker
When I started to study old women and films I decided not to consider documentaries as the field is too extensive. I’m Carolyn Parker was screened at the LFF a few days ago . I had recently read ‘Agewise: fighting the … Continue reading
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