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Funny Face + Q&A

Funny Face + Q&A

Showing Friday 26 April

Funny Face + Q&A

Showing Friday 26 April

Join us for the first day of the Fashion Revolution Weekend!

Funny Face 
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.
Starring fashion icon par excellence Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face embodies the mythology of fashion's central role in femininity and it transformative power. However, like many popular treatments of fashion, it also contains a critique of the fashion industry and of dominant ideals of white western femininity. The power of fashion media to manipulate female consumers is made explicit and to some extent parodied, yet in the end we are expected to recognise the pleasure and 'naturalness' of fashion's grip on female hope and desire. This film begs the question of how fashion ideology is circulated now, and to what extent and how we might resist its logics, despite our need to go beyond them for the sake of the planet.

For the
Q&A after the film, we will be joined by Vanessa Brown and Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd.
Amy is Associate Professor of Fashion and Sustainability at Nottingham Trent University. Her international participatory project, Fashion Fictions, brings people together to generate, experience and reflect on engaging fictional visions of alternative fashion cultures and systems. Other initiatives include Reknit Revolution, a project supporting knitters to rework the items in their wardrobes. Amy has authored and edited several books, including 'Folk Fashion: Understanding Homemade Clothes' (2017).
Vanessa is a researcher, writer and teacher in the department of fashion and textiles at Nottingham Trent University. A career-long critical interest in consumption, waste and the desire to be 'cool' informs all her work. Author of 'Cool Shades: the history and culture of sunglasses', she has also written on coolness and fashionablility, coolness and sustainability, women and girls in film, tv and popular culture, as well as journalism (The Independent) and international media work (e.g. BBC Radio 4, Australia ABC) on adjacent themes, such as the politics of 'cluttercore'.

The Museum of Smothered Selves

The Museum of Smothered Selves

Taking Place Saturday 27 April

The Museum of Smothered Selves

Taking Place Saturday 27 April

Who or what governs what we wear? How does what we wear reflect who we are? In this workshop, we will borrow an idea from fashion hacktivist Otto von Busch and use a garment or accessory we love but somehow feel we cannot wear as inspiration for a monument to our silenced selves. 

Bring with you an item of clothing you bought but somehow never wore, one you have stopped using for a long time, or maybe one that has been sitting around waiting for "just the right moment" for who knows how long. An old shirt, a new pair of shoes, a forgotten scarf: an object that once was bought in the hope of being able to show it off. Together, we will reflect on the dreams, hopes, and values we attach to clothing and the act of dressing ourselves, building small cardboard monuments to those lost selves.

No skills required, materials provided. 
Results will be optionally displayed throughout the Fashion Revolution Weekend at Mammoth - A Climate Action Cinema.
The Man in the White Suit + Q&A

The Man in the White Suit + Q&A

Showing Saturday 27 April

The Man in the White Suit + Q&A

Showing Saturday 27 April

Join us for the second day of the Fashion Revolution Weekend!

The Man in the White Suit 

An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons. 

Like other so-called Ealing comedies, this popular comedy takes issue with the fabric of British society, and in this case the issue is capitalism. At the centre of the drama is the invention of a fabric which will never require maintenance and will never wear out. While this might seem to be a brilliant opportunity, reactions to the invention display the centrality of obsolescence to consumption, and the entanglement of factory workers livelihoods within this. It offers us an opportunity to think about the roe of technology and waste in the fashion industry today, as well as explore our own sometimes conflicted attitudes to newness, whiteness, perfected surfaces and mending.

For the
Q&A after the film, we will be joined by Vanessa Brown and Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd.

Amy is Associate Professor of Fashion and Sustainability at Nottingham Trent University. Her international participatory project, Fashion Fictions, brings people together to generate, experience and reflect on engaging fictional visions of alternative fashion cultures and systems. Other initiatives include Reknit Revolution, a project supporting knitters to rework the items in their wardrobes. Amy has authored and edited several books, including 'Folk Fashion: Understanding Homemade Clothes' (2017).
Vanessa is a researcher, writer and teacher in the department of fashion and textiles at Nottingham Trent University. A career-long critical interest in consumption, waste and the desire to be 'cool' informs all her work. Author of 'Cool Shades: the history and culture of sunglasses', she has also written on coolness and fashionablility, coolness and sustainability, women and girls in film, tv and popular culture, as well as journalism (The Independent) and international media work (e.g. BBC Radio 4, Australia ABC) on adjacent themes, such as the politics of 'cluttercore'.

Fashion Fictions - Mending Workshop

Fashion Fictions - Mending Workshop

Taking Place Sunday 28 April

Fashion Fictions - Mending Workshop

Taking Place Sunday 28 April

In this workshop we will step together into a parallel world, in which every street has a repair salon. For one afternoon only, Mammoth will become one of these salons, a welcoming place to bring your missing buttons, fallen-down hems, rips and tears.
Whatever your level of sewing experience, you’ll be supported to tackle your mends – materials and equipment will be supplied – and along the way we’ll chat about what it would be like to live in a repair-centric society, and what we might do to get there.

Leading the workshop will be Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd, Associate Professor of Fashion and Sustainability at Nottingham Trent University.
Lands End

Lands End

Showing Saturday 4 May

Lands End

Showing Saturday 4 May

A journey of ups and downs, following Barney Page as he rides the length of the British Isles on his skateboard in memory of his friend Ben Raemers. Lands End seeks to shine a light on the darkness of suicide and discusses how we can turn the corner on Mental Health.

Rams

Rams

Showing Friday 10 May

Rams

Showing Friday 10 May

A hard-drinking Icelandic farmer (Theodór Júlíusson) and his estranged brother (Sigurður Sigurjónsson) band together to save their flocks of sheep from authorities who want the animals destroyed. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their flock, and bring their community back together?

Woman at War

Woman at War

Showing Saturday 11 May

Woman at War

Showing Saturday 11 May

Halla is a fifty-year-old woman: behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.