Dates for your diary.
WiJ Life coach : June 11, 7pm @ Wiggin
WIJ summer party : June 30, 7-9pm @ October Gallery
SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING OF
WOMAN IN GOLD
Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH
OMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Having fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘The Lady in Gold’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.
The film boasts a stellar cast, including multi award-winning actress Helen Mirren (The Queen), Ryan Reynolds (Safe House), Daniel Brühl (Rush), Katie Holmes (The Giver), Tatiana Maslany (‘Orphan Black’), Max Irons (The Riot Club), Antje Traue (Man of Steel), Charles Dance (‘Game of Thrones’), Elizabeth McGovern (‘Downton Abbey’), Moritz Bleibtreu (Run Lola Run), and Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise).
Award-winning playwright, Alexi Kaye Campbell (‘The Pride’) makes his screenwriting debut and the film sees director, Simon Curtis, reunite with The Weinstein Company and BBC Films, following the Oscar-nominated My Week With Marilyn.
The film is produced by David Thompson for Origin and by Kris Thykier, executive produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein for The Weinstein Company, and BBC Films’ Christine Langan. Entertainment Film Distributors are distributing the film in the UK and Ireland.
WiJ members and their friends are invited to attend the Polis Journalism Conference ‘Vote 2015! Journalism and Elections’
When: Friday 27th March at the London School of Economics
Women in Journalism Session : Engaging Journalism: Reaching Youth
Time: 09-30 – 10.30 chaired by Eleanor Mills. Panel includes Abi Wilkinson (Mirror) Kevin Sutcliffe (Vice) and Anna Doble (BBC Newsbeat).
Where: Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics and Political Science | Houghton Street| London WC2A 2AE
Other WiJ sessions
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, 12.00-13.00 Significance: What’s the big story of this election (Mary Ann Sieghart, Advisory Board)
Sheikh Zayed Theatre 15.00-16.00 Broadcast vs Buzzfeed: which platform will win the election? (Helen Lewis, Deputy Chair, Women in Journalism)
Feel free to forward details of the conference: www.polisconference.com. It’s free but YOU need to register.