Dir. Phyllida Lloyd, UK, 2020, 97 mins. Cast. Claire Dunne, Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Ian Lloyd-Anderson.
Anchored to a disarming breakthrough performance from screenwriter Clare Dunne, Herself is an exercise in resilience that delights in the simple powers of community and self-made opportunity. Sandra, a young mother of two, has been failed by her partner and by the state, and so decides to build her daughters a home from the ground up in their native Dublin. When her capabilities can’t keep up with her ambition, a motley crew of friends and strangers roll up their sleeves and, in an act of boundless selflessness, embark on a mission to help Sandra gain independence for her family.
Fri 1 October – 8.30pm
Sat 2 October – 2.30pm
Tue 5 October – 8.30pm Reclaim the Frame Intro
Wed 6 October – 11am (Bringing in Baby) 8.30pm
Thu 7 October – 6pm