Ep 22: Musicals Special live from Widescreen Weekend - The Sound Of Music, Grease, Calamity Jane


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The hills are alive in an episode dedicated to big screen musicals, recorded with an audience at Widescreen Weekend to mark the BFI's nationwide musicals season. Emma Read and Mia Bays join host Anna Smith to discuss the joys and gender politics of The Sound Of Music, Grease, Calamity Jane, Funny Girl, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and more. Anna also reviews the best female-focused films of the BFI London Film Festival 2019, which will be coming to cinemas soon. And the audience join in a heated debate about revisiting classics from a modern feminist perspective. All this and a live improvised rap... The BFI Musicals season runs from October 2019 to January 2020. www.bfimusicals.co.uk This episode was recorded in October 2019 at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk Emma Read is an actress, comedy performer and part of the all-female musical improv group Notflix. Follow her @xEmmaReadx @WFTCimprov www.waitingforthecallimprov.com Mia Bays is an Oscar-winner producer and Director-at-Large of Birds Eye View, a pathfinder for films by women. Follow her @miafilms @BirdsEyeViewFF www.birds-eye-view.co.uk Anna Smith is a film critic, broadcaster and Chair of the London Film Critics' Circle. Follow her @annasmithjourno www.annasmithjourno.com Other films featured: Portrait of a Lady on Fire An Easy Girl Nocturnal Rocks Judy and Punch Rare Beasts Lynn + Lucy Fanny Lye Deliver'd Yentl A Star Is Born Ill Manors The Greatest Showman Carousel The King And I Carmen Jones West Side Story Join Girls On Film live in Manchester on October 23rd 2019: https://homemcr.org/event/girls-on-film-live-podcast-recording-1st-birthday-special/ Girls On Film is an HLA Production produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long with additional audio producing from Tom Whalley.

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