Screening: The Gold Diggers

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    Directed by the esteemed UK film-maker Sally Potter and scripted in collaboration with Of Other Spaces artist Rose English and musician Lindsay Cooper, The Gold Diggers follows the quest of two women seeking to understand the nature of money (gold) and the nature of the female film star as an icon of cinema. Drawing parallels between gold and the iconic celebrity woman as objects to be exchanged, the film uses Brechtian techniques between what is the film and what is real life.

    With its numerous references to the history of cinema, from D.W Griffith's Way Down East (US, 1920) through the Hollywood musical Gold Diggers of 1933 (US, d. Mervyn LeRoy, 1933) to David Lean's Doctor Zhivago (1965), The Gold Diggers celebrates and yet also critiques mainstream cinema including the exchangeable bodies featured.

    35mm film transferred to digital, black and white, 89 mins
    Director: Sally Potter
    Production Company: BFI Production Board
    Channel Four
    Script: Lindsay Cooper, Rose English, Sally Potter
    Photography: Babette Mangolte
    Music: Lindsay Cooper
    Period8 Feb 2017
    Event typeOther
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map