Pathé celebrates International Women’s Day with a special theme week. From Monday, March 7 through Sunday, March 13, iconic and inspiring movies like The Color Purple, Lady Bird† Wild, Promising young woman and Thelma and Louise to be seen in Pathé. These stories deal with relevant topics such as gender roles, sexuality, sexism, discrimination and freedom. Women working in the world of cinema present or analyze a number of films, including journalist and presenter Noa Johannes, screenwriter Sacha Gertsik (of the year ANA+), UNWomen Director and Ambassador Josefine Ezinga van Asdonk, and Director Anne de Clercq (from year couch 3† Pre-sale started today.
Pathé believes that it is important to always share a wide variety of films with a wide audience and therefore shows a diverse film program throughout the year with stories about and made by people from different backgrounds. During special film weeks, the market leader highlights topics such as diversity and inclusion, gender and LGBTIQ+ during Pride Nights and Pride Weeks, among others.
Jacques Hoendervangers, Pathé Director: “Cinema has the power to show you in a penetrating way the real life and feelings of other people, of societies, communities and positions with which you may not be (enough) familiar. Because we believe that these stories should always receive enough attention, we organize our theme weeks. During this theme week, iconic films with themes that still affect women are screened. We are proud that four powerful women working in the world of cinema this week will present their own favorite films and chat with our visitors.”
Noa Johannes, film journalist and presenter at NPO3, NPO2, VPRO Cinema and De Filmkrant: “When I think of the movies that made an impact and resonated during my teenage years, the iconic Thelma & Louise is definitely one of them. Two powerful women at the helm, their road trip, their struggles, that ending…unprecedented in Hollywood! And it’s still relevant. A great opportunity to examine and celebrate iconic female roles, filming heroines in front of and behind the camera and their social impact.”
Sacha Gertsik, creative producer and playwright for ANNE+, Patser, De Libi and Meskina: “As a feminist, I have the honor to participate as a speaker in this special series of films that Pathé screens during the Thematic Week of International Women’s Day. I believe that equal proportions between all genders contribute to a better world for all. And only by talking about this together can we make this a reality. That is why I am looking forward to speaking with the public during these beautiful evenings!”
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY THEMATIC WEEK PROGRAM AT PATHÉ
The program has been prepared in collaboration with the invited speakers and consists of seven film titles and a documentary (Mrs. F.), here you have the complete program:
- Monday March 7: The color Purple (racism, gender roles) at the Royal Tuschinski Theater, Pathé City and Pathé Buitenhof. Introduction with Josefine Ezinga van Asdonk at Royal Theater Tuschinski
- Tuesday March 8: Thelma and Louise (freedom, friendship, gender roles) can be seen in the 29 Pathé cinemas. Q&A with Noa Johannes and Sacha Gertsik at the Royal Tuschinski Theater
- Wednesday, March 9 in the afternoon: the documentary Lady. F. (sexism, gender roles) at the Royal Tuschinski Theater, Pathé City and Pathé Buitenhof. Introduction with Ifeoma Fafunwa at Teatro Real Tuschinski
- Wednesday, March 9 at night: the blind side (poverty, sport) at the Royal Tuschinski Theater, Pathé City and Pathé Buitenhof
- Thursday March 10: hidden figures (racism, sexism) at the Royal Tuschinski Theater, Pathé City and Pathé Buitenhof
- Friday March 11: Wild (mourning, depression) at the Royal Tuschinski Theater, Pathé City and Pathé Buitenhof. Q&A with Noa Johannes and Sacha Gertsik at the Royal Tuschinski Theater
- Saturday March 12: lady bird (class, education) at the Royal Tuschinski Theater, Pathé City and Pathé Buitenhof. Introduction with Anne de Clercq at the Royal Tuschinski Theater
- Sunday March 13: Promising young woman (sexuality, gender) at the Royal Tuschinski Theater, Pathé City and Pathé Buitenhof and 20 other Pathé theaters