The London Girl Geek Dinners drinks and talks is being promoted along with a film called Best Friends Forever .
The details for the event are below.
– 6.00pm arrivals and drinks
– 6.30pm talk starts (45mins max: 15-20 mins talk plus 5-10 mins Q&A each)
– 7.15pm Best Friends Forever (the lead, Vera is flying over for intro/q&a)
– 8.50pm finish
Stratford Picturehouse – East London, Salway Rd, London E15 1BX
We’ve made the talk part of the ticket for the screening of Best Friends Forever, so if you buy a ticket to BFF then you also get to come to the talk so ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get £5.50 ticket
Join us in the bar from 6.30pm for a LONDON GEEK GIRLS DINNERS Networking event. We then have a talk from Holly Gramazio, games designer at Hide and Seek and Ste Curran from One Life Left. Then this fantastic movie and we are super-excited that Vera Miao producer, co-writer and co-star of BEST FRIENDS FOREVER will be joining us for the screening and Q&A!
In this indie, post-apocalyptic THELMA AND LOUISE, two LA hipsters take a road trip across America, unaware of the mass destruction around them.
Harriet, played by Brea Grant (Daphne from HEROES), is a comic book artist, with issues. Her best friend is Reba (Vera Miao), a reckless fun-loving girl who is the antithesis of Harriet. They set off in a beat-up old hatchback to start a new life in Austin, Texas (possibly the hippest city in the US). En route, many misadventures befall our heroines, most of which are perpetuated by the events they are ignorant of.
Being low-budget, most of the apocalyptic elements come from inference, allowing the film to concentrate on the relationship between the two friends as they discover the truth of what has happened.
The two leads co-wrote the screenplay, with Brea directing and Vera producing and women held key crew roles: editing, sound and cinematography (it was shot on Super 16 film, rather than digitally). This is a film that easily passes the Bechdel Test, which is something of a rarity for genre films. While this is not hard sci-fi, it fits nicely into the postapocalyptic sub genre, and will especially appeal to audiences tired of seeing ‘tough men with guns’.
This is a great example of what can be done with relatively little money and plenty of imagination.
Some of the cast and crew are going to be attending so it is REALLY important that we fill that auditorium with LGGD members who are watching the film so the talk is part of the discounted ticket! Anyone who quotes ‘geek girls’ will get tickets for the screening of BEST FRIENDS FOREVER at the members rate of £5.50 rather than £8.50
Details about the film are here: http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2013/programme/feature/best-friends-forever
So please do buy a ticket, support SciFi London who have supported us so much and support this film which is important to support. Even if you don’t stay for the whole film, you’ll be helping out 🙂 ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get £5.50 ticket for the May 2nd LGGD event
Plus it means us LGGDers own the whole cinema – WOOOOOO!
See you at the SciFi London event May 2nd at the Stratford Picturehouse – East London, Salway Rd, London E15 1BX
Remember – ring 0871 902 5740 & quote ‘geek girls’ to get the £5.50 ticket