Community Film Lunch: Business as Usual \ Lezli-An Barrett (2009)
Dir: Lezli-An Barrett / UK / 86 mins / 1988 / Cert. 15
tenantspin hosted a midday session of locally focused film and discussion during AND with a special incarnation of its popular Community Film Night. tenantspin was a Liverpool based Community TV Channel, managed by FACT. Community Film Night was conceived to create a platform to showcase films of historical and social importance, with a strong community flavour. For AND Festival 2009, tenantspin screened Lezli-an Barrets 1988 feature Business as Usual a true story set in Liverpool of one woman who, finding herself unfairly dismissed from her shop assistant job after defending an employee who rejected the sexual advances of her boss, refuses to accept the situation and stands up to fight for her rights against all the odds. ‘Business As Usual’ is a controversial social commentary about the way in which men regard women – both in the home and at work – despite the major advances toward sexual ‘equality’.
- Sun 27th — Sun 27th Sep 2009