Very excited to be organizing film screening and talk on the 29th September in Association with Pollywood Community Cinema and Pollokshields Playhouse as part of a larger discussion about being a Mother and being an Artist/Working in the Arts in Scotland.
Who Does She Think She is? is a documentary which explores historically and currently what it means to be a Mother and an Artist.
Who Does She Think She Is Film Screening and Chat
Pollokshields Playhouse (across from the Tramway) - 16 Albert Drive - G41 2PE
Thursday 29 September 2016 - 730-10pm
In a half-changed world, women often feel they need to choose: mothering or working? Your children's well-being or your own own? Responsibility or self-expression? Who Does She Think She Is? a documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll, features five fierce women who refuse to choose. Through their lives, we explore some of the most problematic intersections of our time: mothering and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. The film invites us to consider both ancient legacies of women worshipped as cultural muses and more modern times where most people can't even name a handful of female artists. In the end, the diverse women in the film demonstrate that our creativity and our caregiving are not mutually exclusive, but deeply connected. In fact, their co-existence might just be the key to finishing the job.
Film will be followed by discussion around the fire pit with tea and cakes!
Film to be screening inside a tent on the site - feel free to bring your own blanket ;)
Part of series of events planned via Mother Artist Scotland. Mother Artist Scotland is a group whose aim is to encourage artistic practice amongst mothers, who may feel a conflict between their artistic engagement and their day-to-day caring activities. It also aims to create a continued dialogue and network to provide peer support, encouragement and shared practices amongst mother artists and mothers working in the arts in Scotland.