Regent Street Cinema Presents: Speed Sisters
Documentary on the first all-women racing car driving team in the Middle East
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty male-dominated Palestinian street car racing scene with equal measures of fearlessness and glamour. Certificate: 15. Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"Speed Sisters may be light but it's never lightweight."