Jill Craigie on the set of 'Blue Scar', courtesy of the BFI
Years after her death, film director ‘Jill Craigie’ reopens an old suitcase, left behind in her house. The contents prompt memories of the extraordinary life and loves of this forceful, charismatic woman. Craigie (1911 – 99), was one of the first women documentary film-makers in the UK. A feminist and a socialist, her films such as To Be Woman (1951), on equal pay, and Out of Chaos (1944) on modern art, tackled new subjects for the cinema.
Followed by Q and A with Producer/Director Lizzie Thynne, Composer James Longcake (ex BA Music) and Editor Vera Simmonds.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 March 2022