For All The Brave Women: New season at Saffron Screen featuring Wildfire, Our Ladies, Herself and Sweetheart celebrates women of courage
Saffron Screen is hosting a new film season entitled "For All The Brave Women" this autumn.
The season, which runs on four consecutive Sunday evenings from September 26 until October 17, consists of four new British and Irish films about brave young women who stand up to society for themselves, their families, their friends and for what they believe in.
The aim is to showcase female talent in front of and behind the camera and bring women's stories to the fore.
Programming manager Rebecca del Tufo said: "We hope audiences will enjoy this specially curated season of films about the experiences of contemporary young women. As an independent cinema, the team at Saffron Screen want to give a voice to everyone in our community. This Sunday night season promises enrichment and inspiration for everyone."
The first film, showing this Sunday (Sept 26), is Wildfire, a simmering drama set in an Irish border town, which sees sisterly bonds pushed to breaking point and a family facing its past.
On October 3, Our Ladies brings joy to the screen as a group of Catholic schoolgirls make the most of a trip to Edinburgh to fit in as much fun as they can!
Herself (Oct 10) is a moving drama about a mother who builds a new life, home and community for herself and her daughters after escaping her abusive husband.
The season finale on October 17 is Sweetheart, a refreshing take on the coming-of-age story in which a teenager navigates a troubled family dynamic, first love and the difficulties of defining herself during an uncomfortable family holiday.
After each film, Saffron Screen – which is at Saffron Walden County High School in Audley End Road – will host donation boxes for Harlow-based charity Safer Places, which supports victims of domestic abuse.
Tickets are on sale online at www.saffronscreen.com, at the Tourist Information Centre in Saffron Walden and by phone on Mondays to Saturdays, 9.30am to 5pm.