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Bombshell screening for UN Women UK


FILM SCREENINGS 2018

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Bombshell screening for UN Women UK


FILM SCREENINGS 2018

View some of our past work from 2018 below

 

Bombshell Screening for UN Women UK

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BOMBSHELL: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a biopic about Hollywood star, Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr was known for her roles in Ziegfeld Girl (1941) and Samson and Delilah (1949), as well as her six marriages and alleged affairs with the likes of Spencer Tracy and John F. Kennedy. But there was another more interesting side to Hedy Lamarr. Her work as an inventor helped to revolutionise modern communication. Her concept of frequency hopping is now used as the basis for secure Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. BOMBSHELL features four never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking about her life, as well as interviews with her family, closest friends, and admirers. BOMBSHELL was written and directed by Alexandra Dean, and executive produced by Susan Sarandon.

LWLP organised a lunch for the event, attended by Susan Sarandon, Alexandra Dean, Laura Haynes (Chairwoman, United Nations), Terri White (Editor-in-chief, Empire), Lorraine Candy (Editor-in-chief, The Sunday Times), and Nishma Robb (Marketing Director, Google), among others. LWLP also co-produced the screening of the film. Photos from both events are below.


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Breakthrough Women Film Series at Bulgari Hotel


FILM SCREENINGS 2018

View some of our past work from 2018 below

Breakthrough Women Film Series at Bulgari Hotel


FILM SCREENINGS 2018

View some of our past work from 2018 below

 

The Bulgari London Breakthrough Women Series

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Long-Winded Lady Productions programmed and produced the Breakthrough Women Film Series, consisting of four pre-release screenings hosted by Bulgari Hotel London. The series championed young female filmmakers and female-driven storylines, and ran once-per-month between February and Mary 2018. Each screening was preceded by canapés and wine, and followed by a live Q&A session between Bridget Arsenault (Founder of LWLP) and the director or leading member of the film's cast, giving audiences intimate access to the backstory of each project. Money raised from ticket sales went to the charity, Save The Children.


27 February 2018

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Advance screening of the much-anticipated documentary, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist, followed by a live Q&A session between Bridget Arsenault and Westwood's director, Lorna Tucker. The documentary tells the remarkable story of Dame Vivienne Westwood’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism, and her cultural importance. Westwood was later released in UK cinemas on 23 March by Dogwoof.


26 March 2018

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A screening of the award-winning French film, Jeune Femme, followed by a live Q&A between Bridget Arsenault and the film's director, Leonor Serraile, and its lead actress, Laetitia Dosch. Winner of the Caméra d’Or at the Festival de Cannes 2017.


25 April 2018

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Screening of the critically acclaimed film, Blame, followed by a Q&A between Bridget Arsenault and the film's 22-year-old writer, director, producer, and lead actress, Quinn Shephard. Chris Messina (Argo, Julie & Julia, The Mindy Project) stars as substitute drama teacher whose taboo relationship with an unstable student (Quinn Shephard) strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate (Nadia Alexander). Nadia Alexander won Best Actress at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.


30 May 2018

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A screening of Chloé Zhao's lyrical docudrama, The Rider, followed by a Q&A between Bridget Arsenault and Zhao. The Rider blends fact and fiction in an intimate portrait of American masculinity at large and a solitary cowboy trying to find his way back to the only life he’s known. It uses a cast of non-actors, most of whom are tasked with playing versions of themselves, in a wholly unique slice-of-life drama.

 

Game-changing Women Film Series


Game-changing Women Film Series


 

Grey Goose Game-Changing Women Dinner Series

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Long-Winded Lady Productions programmed and produced the Game-changing Women Film Series in 2018. The film series champions female filmmakers breaking the mould in Hollywood, and was sponsored by Grey Goose vodka, and hosted by Bulgari Hotel London. The series launched with an inaugural dinner on the 26 February, which included an advanced screening of the feature film, Blame, and a discussion with its lead actress, Quinn Shephard. More films have since been screened, including Chloé Zhao's lyrical docudrama, The Rider; each have been accompanied by exciting cocktails by courtesy of Grey Goose vodka.


26 February 2018

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The Game-Changing Women Film Series launched with an inaugural dinner hosted by Bridget Arsenault, founder of Long-Winded Lady Productions. As part of the dinner, Quinn Shephard flew to London to present an advanced screening of her debut feature film, Blame. Guests enjoyed Grey Goose cocktails on the terrace of a Bulgari suite, followed by dinner and dessert in the suite. The guest list included Academy Award-winning and BAFTA-winning costume designer, Jenny Beavan; BAFTA-nominated composer, Daniel Pemberton; acclaimed novelist, Daniel Pembrey; and BBC producer, Tui McLean.


31 May 2018

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The Rider is a lyrical docudrama, directed and written by Chloé Zhao, which follows a young cowboy unable to compete in the rodeo circuit following an accident. It was screened as part of the Game-changing Women Film Series on 31 May 2018, hosted by Bridget Arsenault. Attendees of the screening and dinner had the choice of seven different appetizers, Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktails, seven sharing mains, and three desserts.


5 July 2018

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The Game-Changing Women Film Series concluded with a dinner with Lorna Tucker, writer and director of Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist, a documentary about the life of fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood. The evening was held at Bulgari Hotel London, in association with Grey Goose vodka, and was hosted by Lorna Tucker and the founder of Long-Winded Lady Productions, Bridget Arsenault. Guests were offered a choice of seven appetisers accompanied by Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktails, followed by a choice of eight sharing mains, and ending with a choice of three desserts and Grey Goose espresso martinis. The evening was attended by award-winning writer and director, Joachim Trier, multi-BAFTA-nominated composer, Daniel Pemberton, founder and CEO of Lucas Hugh, Anjhe Mules, and model and filmmaker, Andy Richardson. Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist received critical and commercial success; Lorna Tucker is to release her next documentary, Amá, later this year.

 

She Walks in Beauty screening


She Walks in Beauty screening


 

She Walks in Beauty screening AT W LONDON

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Bear Brooksbank is a contemporary jewellery designer from East London. Filmmaker Ruth Sewell and her production company Dauntless Pictures created a short film telling Bear's story, entitled She Walk in Beauty. On the 12 of February 2018, an exclusive preview screening of the short film was held for Bear’s collaborators and clients. Bridget organised the evening and hosted the Q&A that followed the film. The event was held at the screening room of W London, a five-star branch of the W hotel chain. Below is a gallery with photos from the event.


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Film Screenings 2018 quote


Film Screenings 2018 quote


 
I find that a decision to do something leaves me free, while a decision not to do something only leaves me surrounded with undone things and endless, exasperating chances of changing my mind.
— Maeve Brennan