We're excited to welcome director Philippa Lowthorpe and producer Suzanne Mackie for a post-screening panel hosted by Oscar-winning producer and Director-at-Large of Birds' Eye View, Mia Bays. They will be joined by Jennifer Hosten (the real-life Miss World 1970), Sue Finch, Jo Robinson, Sarah Wilson and Jane Grant from the Women’s Liberation Movement.

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

This event is presented in collaboration with Reclaim the Frame - a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the BFI’s Audience Fund. To learn more and join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies go to Bit.ly/BEVRTF 

  • Director :
  • Philippa Lowthorpe
  • Starring :
  • Keira Knightley, Lesley Manville, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lily Newmark, Suki Waterhouse, Jessie Buckley, Charlotte Spencer, Keeley Hawes
  • Release Date :
  • 13 Mar 2020
  • Certificate :
  • 12A
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