Hackney Wicked Women started a monthly film club, aptly named Girls Just Wanna Watch Films, to celebrate women in the film industry.
Each month we’ll screen a film either directed or written by a woman or starring a strong female character.
We chose the bar upstairs at East London’s Genesis Cinema because of its comfy sofas, mood lighting, and excellent food and drink offers.
All screenings are free and open to everyone: members and non-members, women and men!
Following a vote from our members, our opening film was Kathryn Bigelow’s 90’ cult classic Point Break. This high action thriller was perfect to kick start the film club.
Beautifully merging romance and action, Kathryn flies the flag for girl power within the film industry. A inspiring female director, Bigelow became the first woman to win an oscar for Best Director with Hurt Locker.
We don’t have any photos from the night, as we didn’t want to disturb everyone’s viewing so we thought perhaps you could feast your eyes on some photos of Keanu and Patrick from the film…. why not…