Special Screening of Vindication Swim With Director & Actors for Q&A

Vindication Swim is coming to the Regal Picturehouse on Sunday 10 March for an exclusive Q&A screening with the film director and lead actors in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The post-screening Q&A will feature award-winning writer/director Elliott Hasler alongside lead actors Kirsten Callaghan and John Locke (Poor Things, Darkest Hour, The Favourite).

Vindication Swim dives into the extraordinary life of Mercedes Gleitze, who in 1927 became the first British woman to swim the English Channel. The film depicts Mercedes’ upstream struggle in overcoming both the cold waters of the English Channel and the oppressive society of 1920s England. However, after a rival comes forward claiming to have accomplished the same feat, Mercedes is forced into battle to retain her record and her legacy.

Mercedes Gleitze, a name that has been largely lost to history, also became the first person to complete many of other incredible swims around the world, including the Straits of Gibraltar, the Dardanelles and distance between Robben Island and Cape Town. It is hoped that the new film about her life will reinvigorate her remarkable legacy and the film’s release on the 8 March invites Henley residents to join the nationwide audience in commemorating International Women’s Day.

You can book tickets for this special screening at Film Information | Picturehouse Cinemas (picturehouses.com)

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