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Birds Eye View: The Kindergarten Teacher + Panel Discussion & Performance

Birds Eye View: The Kindergarten Teacher + Panel Discussion & Performance
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14 Mar 2019 6:30pm

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Hyde Park Picture House

Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa Spinelli, a kindergarten teacher and poet fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids who largely ignore her. When she discovers that a five-year-old in her class may be a poetic prodigy, Lisa becomes fascinated and tries to protect him from neglectful parents. She soon finds herself risking her career and family to nurture his talent.

On Thursday 14th our 6.30pm performance of The Kindergarten Teacher will be presented in conjunction with the Birds' Eye View's Reclaim The Frame campaign, backed by the British Film Institute, to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to offer a wider perspective of the world – they visited us Hyde Park Picture House for the first time last year with Been So Long and now we are thrilled to say they’ll be back regularly, bringing the Reclaim The Frame mission to Leeds.

There will be a post screening panel discussion hosted by Mia Bays who runs Birds' Eye View, the charitable pathfinder for films by women and network for those who make, show, release and watch them. She is an Oscar-winning producer of documentaries and fiction, and she will be joined by filmmaker Deborah Haywood (director of Pin Cushion), a local psychologist (TBC) and poet and filmmaker Be Manzini. 

There will be a poetry performance after the film with...

Saju Ahmed - a spoken word poet and mentor who has Performed nationally and internationally at Brave New Voices Slam Festival, USA. A member of Leeds Young Authors and a resident poet at the Sunday Practice and part of  Leeds meets Miami International poetry exchange program. 

Enas Saeed - a spoken word poet who performs locally and nationally she is part of manifesto in verse writing about women’s voices, she is also a member of Leeds Young Authors and the Voice Box Cafe at Central lLibrary and the new Resident Poet at the Sunday Practice open mic live arts event in Leeds.

Director: Sara Colangelo
Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael Garcia Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood
F-Rating: Triple
Association: Bird's eye view
USA, 2018, 97mins, Cert.12A

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Wheelchair Access

Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair. 

Hyde Park Picture House
  • Wheelchair access
  • Discussion
  • Film
  • Performance
  • Spoken Word
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