Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

 

Year: 2017
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 78 minutes

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

From her working-class beginnings to being made a Dame of the British Empire, Vivienne Westwood carved a life and a fashion empire unlike any other. Known throughout the world for her revolutionary and controversial clothing designs, Westwood followed nobody’s advice and gleefully opposed decorum, public opinion, and social norms. Westwood steers this brave documentary the way she steered her career: fearlessly, argumentatively, and in the face of reason and convention. The self-proclaimed creator of Punk, Westwood was always willing to translate her political passion into her design—an anarchist working the runways in Paris and happily weathering establishment derision. WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST sews together the wonderful, abrasive, and culture-bending fabrics of her lifetime into a glittering archive to wrap yourself in. Here is a woman who skipped the opening of her New York store to write a thesis on climate change, a fiery and unsettled soul who turned political engagement into a crusade to dress the world for self-expression and action! —C.R.

CIFF42 Screenings

Neighborhood Screening @ Cedar Lee Theatre

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:50 PM

Sidebars
Film Is Art
Women of the World

Competitions
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Lorna Tucker

Lorna Tucker was born in the United Kingdom. She spent her 20s touring with bands such as Unkle, Lupe Fiasco, The Cult, and Queens of the Stone Age, creating tour videos and music promos. After cutting her teeth working with rock bands, she moved on to directing documentaries, writing scripts, and creating experimental video art projects for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Nike, Redbull, Vogue, and ShowStudio.

Filmography
WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST (2018)

Producers
Ellie Emptage, Shirine Best, Nicole Stott, John Battsek

Editing
Paul Carlin

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Kent State University Museum

Community Partners

The Sculpture Center

Windsong, Cleveland's Feminist Chorus

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