THE GOLD DIGGERS (SALLY POTTER, 1983)

THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY, 2024
DOORS OPEN 6PM, FILM STARTS AT 6.30PM

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Dialogues logoImage: Still image of Colette Laffont as Celeste in The Gold Diggers by Sally Potter
Image: Still image of Colette Laffont as Celeste in The Gold Diggers by Sally Potter


Chelsea Space invites you to a screening of The Gold Diggers, the ground-breaking first feature from director, Sally Potter. The Gold Diggers (89mins) is a key film of early '80s feminist cinema, made with an all-woman crew, featuring stunning photography by Babette Magolte and a score by Lindsay Cooper, who co-wrote the script with Potter and the artist Rose English. The film embraces a radical and experimental narrative structure.

Celeste (Colette Laffont) is a computer clerk in a bank who becomes fascinated by the relationship between gold and power. Ruby (Julie Christie) is an enigmatic film star in quest of her childhood, her memories and the truth about her own identity.

Taking place in the gallery, the screening is accompanied by refreshments and a curatorial presentation made by students of MA Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL.


This screening is part of the Through a Radical Lens film programme curated by Lucy Reynolds to accompany the exhibition WOMEN IN REVOLT: Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990 at Tate Britain. For more information go to: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/women-in-revolt/through-a-radical-lens

 

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