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Feminist Film Resolutions for 2017 (& Beyond!)

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by Corrina Antrobus


Corrina is thefounder and director of the Bechdel Test Fest, ‘an ongoing celebration of films that pass the Bechdel Test’.

Plenty of stats will remind you that women are not quite out of the woods in the search for better rep in film. But hey, new year, new hope and here’s to new ways of thinking that, actually, you can help chip away at the patriarchy. Here’s just five resolutions you can apply immediately in the plight for a more female friendy cinema.1. Go to see a female-led movie on its opening weekend

Opening weekend counts. Cinemas will keep a movie on their screens as long as people are turning up and putting their bums on seats. It’s a supply and demand system like any other business. If you want more female-led movies in the cinema, don’t just talk about it – buy a ticket and prove you want them there. Here at BTF we announce the female-led movie releases on our Facebook page and Twitter every Friday, so don’t say we didn’t tell you.