Now Showing intends to materialise relationships between contemporary artist moving image practice and the feminist and organising legacies present in the Cinenova collection.
The format of the series is that an artist filmmaker is invited to select a film from the Cinenova collection which they would like to screen alongside a work of theirs.
For this screening screening Nooshin Farhid will show her film Red Leaves No Residue, 2014, 30 min alongside Lis Rhodes' A Cold Draft, 1988, 30 min
Nooshin Farhid was born in Tehran, Iran and now lives and works in London. Farhid makes distinctive use of filmic genres and tropes. Nonetheless film is not a primary concern, but the portrayal of the human condition both in a direct documentary format and an allegorical style.
Lis Rhodes has exhibited widely at film festivals since the 1970s. She was cinema programmer at the London Filmmakers’ Co-op in the 1970s, founding member of ‘Circles: Women’s Work in Distribution’, and taught at The Slade, University College London. She lives and works in London.
Cinenova Feminist Film and Video Distributor was founded in 1991 following the merger of two feminist film and video distributors, Circles and Cinema of Women. Each was formed in the early 1980s in response to the lack of recognition of women in the history of the moving image. Both organisations, although initially self-organised and unfunded, aimed to provide the means to support the production and distribution of women’s work in this area, and played critical roles in the creation of an independent and radical media.
A digital archive of selected works from Cinenova distribution is available for viewing at The Showroom. Click here to book to view the digital archive