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Inspirational film to be screened at Bonington to celebrate International Women's Day

Date Posted: 11:24 AM on Thu, 16 February 2023 Hilary Brown and Kathryn Fox holding a flyer promoting the film outside the Bonington

The Bonington Theatre Celebrates International Women's Day with a Special Film Showing

The Bonington Theatre is proud to announce a special film showing in celebration of International Women's Day. The event aims to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women around the world, while raising awareness about gender equality.

International Women's Day is a global observance that has been celebrated for over a century. It is a day to acknowledge the social, political, cultural, and economic contributions of women, as well as to call for greater gender equality.

The film screening is in joint partnership with Gedling Borough Council and We R Here, a local charity that supports survivors of domestic abuse and their families to rebuild their lives.

The film chosen for this special occasion is called Love? A powerful and inspiring portrayal of women’s struggles and triumphs dealing with domestic abuse. With captivating storytelling and stunning visuals, it is sure to move and inspire audiences. The film is written by, produced by and starring Samantha Beckinsale.

The Bonington Theatre is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and this event is a reflection of that commitment. As well as hosting the screening of Love? the theatre is also showing screenings of Women Talking on International Women’s Day, a powerful story of the women of an isolated religious community and their attempt to reconcile a brutal reality with their faith.

Portfolio Holder for Diverse Communities and Life Chances, Councillor Kathryn Fox said;

"International Women's Day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made towards gender equality, and to continue to work towards a world where all people are treated with dignity and respect. We are honoured to be able to celebrate this important day with our community, and to bring attention to the incredible contributions of women everywhere.

It’s important that we recognise the strength of women who have survived domestic abuse and this film does a great job of telling this very difficult but, ultimately, rewarding story about how women can overcome abuse and inspire other women to do the same."

The film showing will take place at 7pm on Friday 10 March, 2023 at The Bonington Theatre. Admission is free, but tickets must be requested in advance through the box office or online.

For more information and to book a free ticket, please visit