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18 November 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

four girls smiling, dancing and holding each other. the image is copied three times, one in purple, one in green, one in blue.they overlap slightly. the background is a starry night. in luminous yellow text from left to right reads: A FILM BY CELINE SCIAMMA. OPEN HOUSE FILM CLUB PRESENTS GIRLHOOD. 18 NOVEMEBER 19.30 AT THE ODYSSEY CINEMA.

short before the feature

we are so honoured to be showing the short film PAULINE: SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY. this film is funded by st albans local communities: leeanna’s wish, active lifestyles and st albans museum and gallery. shelley from leeanna’s wish says ‘thanks to all of the members of gin club especially rafael for teaching us something new every week and julie d’adamo for showing us true allies exist’.

we at ohfc are so happy to be able to share local stories highlighting our community and if you have any stories you would like to let us know about, please email us!

about the film: GIRLHOOD

so shine bright
you and i
we’re beautiful
like diamonds in the sky
eye to eye
so alive
we’re beautiful
like diamonds in the sky
~ rihanna



this is the third film from writer-director céline sciamma. set in the projects of paris, GIRLHOOD makes palpable the liberating potential of girl power – and shows us the social pressures that aim to extinguish it.

marieme/vic, is played by karidja touré who won most promising actress at the 2015 césar awards. she’s 16, failing school and left mostly abandoned at home. she is approached by members of a girl gang on her block to join them on a trip into the city centre.

sciamma presents us with a coming of age story that develops ideas of belonging, sisterhood and what it means to be a teenager. she brings the face of black youth to the forefront of international cinema and invites the audience to witness the bond these girls share.

this film is for those who: love coming of age cinema, are fans of sciamma’s work (ahead of her latest film PETITE MAMAN out at the end of the year), may have missed it on its first release, and for anyone wanting to revisit this electrifying portrait on the big screen.

a rarely-seen female-centric lens of modern life in paris.

the actual day of the film

make sure to come by the cinema before the trailers start to get ya drink and have a catch up – and no need to rush off after the film! the bars will stay open once those credits have rolled and our besties @ the great northern have set up a sweeeeeet deal of 20% off food and 10% off drinks before and after the film for open house ticket holders so pull us up a chair after yea?

confirm u r coming on fb if u are a fan of sciamma <3

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18 November 2021
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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the odyssey cinema
166 london road
st albans, herts al1 1pq United Kingdom