Film Independent Members and guests are invited to join us for a live Q&A with Misbehaviour director Philippa Lowthorpe, former Miss World Jennifer Hosten and actors Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by American comedy legend Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet, with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that; when the show resumed, the result caused an uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favorite, but Miss Grenada – the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
2020, 106 minutes, color | Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe | Screenplay by Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe | Story by Rebecca Frayn | Starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear | Produced by Suzanne Mackie and Sarah Jane Wheale | Executive Produced by Andy Harries, Rebecca Frayn, Cameron McCracken, Jenny Borgars, Rose Garnett, Andrea Scarso and Natascha Wharton
Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.