The launch event of Elements festival – come and find out more about the ethos of the festival and its programme. Meet Pascale Petit, our first writer in residence and Adele Patrick, the co-founder of influential Glasgow Women’s Library who selected three incredible films for Elements’ film programme.
The event will start with an introduction and talk by Pascale Petit, Pascale will then be joined by Adele to talk in conversation about one of Adele’s selections – Salma, a documentary film about the Indian activist and poet. Adele will also introduce the screening of the evening: Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement and will stay on for discussions after the screening.
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009) Dir. Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir, USA, 67min
After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early ’60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through many battles, both personal and political. As Edie says, We just went on with this talent we have for wrestling joy from the shit. Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir return with a love story of two remarkable women whose commitment to each other is an inspiration to us all.
£5 / £3 con. £10 for all three screenings at Penrith Old Fire Station