Screen the new Phyllida Lloyd film Herself for just £50

Screen the new Phyllida Lloyd film Herself for just £50
(plus £100 worth of digital marketing support)

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Many thanks to the groups who have expressed interest in showing Herself, as part of our partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment and the BFI.

Unfortunately, the film’s release has been postponed. We will let you know a new release date as soon as we can.

We are still planning that the great offer and marketing support, exclusive to volunteer-led cinemas, will still be available when the film is released. We look forward to sharing more news soon, and helping this great film get on the big screen and in front of your audience. Should you have any questions, please contact Picturehouse Entertainment directly on

Cinema For All is delighted to announce a very special partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment and the BFI to launch the incredible, critically acclaimed new film Herself, from Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!, The Iron Lady). The film tells the story of Sandra, who escapes an abusive relationship and draws on a new community of friends and neighbours to help her – literally – build a new life. Featuring an outstanding cast including Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill.

The film, which is sure to resonate with us all during these more isolated times, is available for community cinemas and film societies to screen for just £50. In addition to this incredible offer, there is also up to £100 worth of targeted digital media support (managed and organised by Substance Digital) available to every volunteer-led group that books the film! This will enable you to reach the community around your location as well as potential new audience members.

These offers are available exclusively to volunteer-led cinemas in the UK.

Watch the trailer now!

Best of all, you can screen this film from the very first date it is available in commercial screens – 16th October, meaning you can take advantage of festival buzz and publicity. The film premiered to excellent reviews and acclaim at Sundance Film Festival and is also premiering at the BFI London Film Festival on 8th October.

We know many of you are beginning to re-open your screens, and we hope this film offers you a low-cost and supported way of boosting your Autumn programme, maybe even giving you an opportunity to run a test screening to try out your new safety measures.

This incredible offer is only available to 55 volunteer-led organisations on a first come first served basis, so get in touch with Picturehouse directly to book via Milly Maloco on Terms and conditions apply.

We are very happy to present this offer to you – the film sets the perfect tone for bringing the community back together again. We hope you can take advantage of this wonderful offer and be part of this very special release.

All the best for your upcoming screenings,

Jaq Chell
Cinema For All 

Sandra (Clare Dunne), on the surface of it, is a young mum struggling to provide her two young daughters with a warm, safe, happy home to grow up in. Beneath the surface, Sandra has a steely determination to change their lives for the better and when it becomes clear that the local council won’t provide that home, she decides to build it herself from scratch. With very little income to speak of and no savings, Sandra must use all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality. At the same time, she must escape the grip of her possessive ex-husband and keep him away from her and her girls. The lionhearted Sandra draws together a community of friends to support her and lend a helping hand, and it is the kindness and generosity of these people and the love of her young daughters that help build her own strength and sense of self.  With a cast that also includes Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill, Herself is the outstanding new film from Phyllida Lloyd, acclaimed director of ‘The Iron Lady’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’.