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GIRLS LIKE US From Book to Script to Screen TRT c90min Before Their Finest was a film, it was a novel – a smart and revealing tale of London life during World War II, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize and then adapted into an acclaimed film starring Gemma Arterton. We welcome novelist Lissa Evans and screenwriter Gaby Chiappe to discuss the process of crafting the story for page and for screen and the true-life inspiration behind the characters. Tickets £6 @BFI 33 TUE 16 MAY 18:15 NFT3 Female Stars of British World War II Cinema TRT 90min Did you know that British screen legends like Celia Johnson, Deborah Kerr, Phyllis Calvert and Anna Neagle played key roles in the war effort? Through richly illustrated presentations and lively discussions, a variety of expert speakers, including season curator and producer of Their Finest, Stephen Woolley, and film scholars In Which We Serve Sarah Street and Melanie Williams, will examine how their on-screen performances were engineered to encourage the women in the audience to roll up their sleeves and pitch in. We’ll also explore how the war shaped the careers of these British stars. Tickets £6 THU 4 MAY 20:30 LIBRARY TALK Women Behind the Camera in World War II Cinema TRT 90min The World War II period presented opportunities for women to begin making films to support the war effort. What was their contribution to war cinema, and what was their legacy? How did they navigate the male-dominated film industry? We gather a group of experts including Dr Toby Haggith and Jane Fish, both from the Imperial War Museum, and Sarah Easen, to shed light on key female directors and writers of the period including Ruby Grierson, Rosie Newman, Kay Mander, Diana Morgan and Margaret Thomson. Tickets £6 TALK TALK MON 15 MAY 18:30 LIBRARY They Also Serve


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