Clapperboard presents… Award winning actor Maxine Peake in conversation with acclaimed writer Jan McVerry at special charity fundraising screening of FUNNY COW in association with BFI and BBFC on Wednesday 6th March at picturehouse@fact, 6pm.
Funny Cow is written by and stars Tony Pitts, directed by Adrian Shergold, has an outstanding film score by Richard Hawley and stars Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham, Alun Armstrong, Maxine Peake and John Bishop. The film tells the story of a comedian who uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy ...
The screening is to launch Clapperboard UK’s new project #MeToo Media Merseyside in partnership with BBFC.
Clapperboard UK funders and supporters include: BBFC, BFI, PH Holt, Creative Skillset, Lime Pictures, Liverpool Film Studios, Liverpool Echo, Bill Elms Associates, Liverpool Film Office, Hope Street Hotel, Komo Digital, Elpizo, Forward Culture, Frederiks, Ma Boyles.
To celebrate International Women's Day, join us for a Live Q&A with Tracy Edwards, the skipper of Maiden. The Q&A will be broadcast live across the UK and Ireland via satellite.
Maiden tells the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.
Tracy’s dream met opposition on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it; the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure; potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. With the support of her remarkable crew, she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.
Contains infrequent strong language, references to sexism.
We're delighted to welcome director Carol Morley for a live Q&A following this screening.
When homicide detective Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is called to investigate the murder of a leading astrophysicist in New Orleans, she is confronted by a mystery that begins to affect her in ways she had never expected.
As the investigation deepens, a darker world is slowly revealed and she must use all of her skills and experience to piece together fragments of a wider conspiracy that lies behind the murder.
OUT OF BLUE is an unmissable neo-noir mystery in which one detective’s quest for truth begins to destabilise both her view of the world and her very being.