International Women's Day Film Screenings
Thornbury Picture House is dedicating a day to films about, and directed by, women.
The Oscars might not be ready to acknowledge and celebrate women in film, but local Melbourne cinemas certainly are, especially on International Women's Day. In honour of the annual event, indie cinema Thornbury Picture House is screening three awesome films with women in key creative roles.
Kicking things off at 2.30pm is the lush period-set French romance Portrait of a Lady on Fire, from director Céline Sciamma and cinematographer Claire Mathon. At 5pm, be inspired by a collection of short films called the Women's Adventure Film Tour, starring Aussie athletes like four-time World Champion cliff diver Rhiannan Iffland and climber Angie Scarth-Johnson. The last screening of the day will Autumn de Wilde's 2020 adaption of Jane Austen's beloved Emma at 8pm.
On the site of a former car garage on High Street, Thornbury Picture House pays homage to its former life in its bar's aesthetic, so you can get down early (it opens at midday) for a glass of wine or a Two Birds Brewing beer among original garage features, recycled wooden furniture and green foliage.
Whether you're planning to catch one, two or all three of the flicks, you can order antipasto from the local Italian restaurant, or fill up on popcorn and choc tops.