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About Flatpack 2024: Naked Acts

​​‘I don’t really know a woman who doesn’t hate a part of her body and I kept thinking: what does that mean for us as women, how we see ourselves?’

This was the first question which struck Bridgett M Davis when she embarked on her debut feature. She would end up writing, directing, producing and distributing the movie herself, at a time when Black women’s voices were virtually impossible to find in the cinema.

Naked Acts had almost no release in this country back then, and so Flatpack are delighted to present the UK premiere of a new 4K restoration of the film.

Thoughtful and lyrical, Naked Acts also offers a dose of mid-90s nostalgia. Although it’s a sad loss that Davis never directed again, her film is enjoying a second life thanks to the work of the Black Film Archive and Milestone Films.

Flatpack 2024

The eclectic pop-up film festival returns to MAC.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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