The Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) takes place from Friday to Sunday, September 20-22, at Depot Cinema, Lewes. The event is the UK’s only international film festival that celebrates and showcases the work of older women in a central role, either on or off the screen.This year’s festival will open with the work-place feature comedy Late Night, starring Emma Thompson, and close two nights later with Benedikt Erlingsson’s Icelandic black comedy Women at War starring Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir.The main programme of 51 short films, from 15 countries, includes director Fi Kelly’s The Last Mermaid, starring comedian Janey Godley as Pearl, a chain smoking, Irn Brew swilling mermaid.Tara Fitzgerald directs Rachel Stirling and Linda Marlowe in Nothing Important, the chilling tale of one woman’s efforts to steal her life back from her lonely female neighbour. Deb Ethier’s animation The Seamless Cup Society creatively uses the wonders of maths … [Read more...] about Women Over 50 Film Festival returns to Depot in Lewes
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Where are they now? The ODT takes a look to see what the 2009 recipients of the Otago Daily Times Class Act award have been doing since leaving high school. Bayfield High School JEFF NOTMAN 2009: Was head boy, had won various duathlons and mountain bike races and was in the Otago road cycling team. He planned to study carpentry. 2019: Is the owner and manager of JN Carpentry Ltd, a Dunedin firm that works mainly on residential renovations, new home builds and small commercial projects. Notman, who has a national certificate in carpentry, is no longer involved in competitive cycling but rides as a hobby. ROXANNE WHITE 2009: Was head girl, co-captain of the senior A netball team and part of a major push to make her school more environmentally sustainable. She hoped to study physiotherapy and commerce. 2019: A chartered accountant, White works in the forecasting and analysis team of an asset management company in London. She played social netball for four years after … [Read more...] about Class Act: Where are they now?
Opinion Di Cunningham of Proud Cananaries and Three Lions Pride who has been named as a winner in the Attitude Pride Awards 2019. Picture: David Cleverdon Archant VAR. Noun vi.er/ The VAR screen in the Referee Review Area during the pre-season friendly against Atalanta at Carrow Road Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdTurns out it's three syllables not one - but what does it really stand for?Notorious in its shortcomings recently at the Women's World Cup - Fifa had to step in, move the goalposts and get their lines redrawn on its use - the new film tech assistance for referees that is Vee A arR comes to Carrow Road this month.One of the designated areas for the Video Assistant Referee panel's scrutiny is encroachment and movement during penalty kicks and in the elite women's tournament this summer, Scotland crashed out due to the overzealous application of the ruling, "the goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on/in line with the goal line when the kick is … [Read more...] about Di Cunningham: Welcome to the brave new world of VAR
So much to choose from and so little time! Netflix releases for August 2019 are on their way and there is a whole host of original series, movies, and further licensed content. In the TV series stakes there is already lots of talk about the much-anticipated return of Mindhunter, the psychological crime drama from director David Fincher. The series sees FBI agents Holden Ford ( Jonathan Groff ) and Bill Tench ( Holt McCallany ) delve into the psyches of seral killers, aided by psychologist Wendy Carr ( Anna Torv ). Also back is acclaimed comedy Dear White People, wrestling drama Glow, and a revamp for fantasy classic The Dark Crystal. Finally, we have some original films in the form of comedy drama Otherhood, a new comedy from the makers of White Chicks entitled Sextuplets, and romance Falling Inn Love. Here is what is coming up on Netflix in August 2019. New on Netflix August 2019: TV and films release dates Netflix TV series Dear White People season 3 - August 2 The satirical … [Read more...] about New on Netflix in August 2019
The original queen of pop talks to Vanessa Grigoriadis about inspiration, aging, motherhood and why she refuses to cede controlThe night before the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in May, Madonna was sitting in the arena attached to the MGM Grand hotel, staring at a double of herself. The double, who was standing on the stage many yards away, was younger and looked Asian but wore a similar lace minidress and a wig in Madonna’s current hairstyle, a ’30s movie star’s crimped blond waves.“It’s always the second person with the wig — she wants to see it,” a stage designer said, adding that when she makes a decision, she is definitive.Madonna was observing Madonna to make sure Madonna was doing everything perfectly. Up on the stage set of a funky urban street with lampposts and a tiled bar, the double hit her marks and held a fist up to her mouth like a faux microphone for a rendition of “Medellín,” the on-trend, Latin-inflected … [Read more...] about What next for Madonna?