The UN Women National Committee UK is launching the UK HeforShe film series in partnership with Jimmy Choo and Curzon Cinemas to mark International Women’s day on Wednesday the 8th of March. 

To kickstart the series, there will be a fundraising breakfast on March the 4th at The Conduit where you can eat and network with some of London’s most talented and creative women. Hosts will include Christiane Amanpour (CNN), Jenny Beavan (Oscar- and BAFTA-winning costume designer), Vicky Featherstone (artistic director, The Royal Court), Elizabeth Saltzman (Vanity Fair, celebrity stylist) MyAnna Buring (Downton Abbey, Twilight, Ripper Street), Luisa Omielan (Comedian) and Diana Quick (Brideshead Revisited).

A full list of screenings can be found below and each includes a post-film discussion with either an actor from the film or the screenwriter.
Tickets cost £25 per person and include a glass of Nyetimber English sparkling wine as well as a miniature Green & Black’s ice cream.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.curzoncinemas.com/un-womenheforshe international women's day

WEDNESDAY MARCH 8TH

EVENT: A Quiet Passion + post-screening discussion

LOCATION: Curzon Soho (99 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5DY)

Terence Davies, (Sunset Song,) has created a terrific biopic about Emily Dickinson starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City, James White) as the American poet. Internal politics and emotional isolation collide to tell the story of an outspoken young woman confined by the social norms of the age but who captivated the world with her work.

Screenwriter/director Terence Davies will join us for a post-screening discussion.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 15TH

EVENT: Beauty and the Beast + post-screening discussion

LOCATION: Curzon Mayfair (38 Curzon St, Mayfair, London W1J 7TY)

Emma Watson stars as the spirited Belle in this live-fiction adaptation of the Disney classic with Dan Stevens in the role of the Beast. Voice talent includes Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellan and Emma Thompson.

A post-screening expert panel discussion will take place.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 22ND

EVENT: Lady Macbeth + post-screening discussion

LOCATION: Curzon Soho  (99 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5DY)

British actress Florence Pugh gives a mesmerising turn as Katherine, a young woman stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker (Cosmo Jarvis) on her husband’s estate, it unleashes a series of consequences that show her determination to seize her independence. This is the debut feature of theatre director William Oldroyd and has been adapted by Alice Birch from a 19th century novella.

Screenwriter Alice Birch will join us for a post-screening discussion.

 WEDNESDAY MARCH 29TH

EVENTTheir Finest + post-screening discussion

LOCATION: Curzon Mayfair (38 Curzon St, Mayfair, London W1J 7TY)

Lone Scherfig (An Education) returns to period England for this witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies. 1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the US public.

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