Our 2017 season continues at 8pm on Wednesday 22nd February with Speed Sisters.
Followed by a Members' get together at The Elgiva bar!
Palestine, 2015, Amber Fares, Documentary/Action/Drama, 78 mins (PG), Subtitled
The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.
Directed by Amber Fares - also known for Ghetto Town (2009).
The film is in Arabic with subtitles.
Speed Sisters has won 3 international awards and received a further 4 nominations so far.
One internet troll described the women’s success as a sign of the apocalypse.
The Speed Sisters say many people have no idea they are women until they take their helmets.
"Speed Sisters is a muscular, unapologetic and surprisingly feel-good documentary about the Middle East’s first all-female team of racing drivers."
Kevin Maher, The Times (✱✱✱✱)
"Entertaining doc about a team of car nuts on the speed rally circuit hits plenty of hot-button topics without being preachy."
Andrew Pulver, The Guardian (✱✱✱)
Some comments on CFS from last season's members:
"My first season, and what an awesome season that was! I've seen so many films that wouldn't normally appear on my radar and I consider myself more fulfilled because of it! It's been an educating, entertaining and enthralling 9 months!" C.M.
“I joined last year to see non-UK films that are infrequently shown elsewhere. The films I saw were breathtakingly beautiful; the range of subject matter, plot and photography were amazing.” R.J.
“15 diverse films from around the world – on the big screen, on our doorstep, and all for under £3.50 a film! For a film-lover this has to be the best deal around.” – J. F.
"An invigorating injection of culture in your local theatre! Prepare to be challenged, surprised, moved and entertained by a unique selection of films, all informatively introduced." C.L.
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