This event has been postponed. Do not come to the RUH tonight. Update to follow.
Doors open 6.30pm, film starts 7pm, running time 42min.
This film is followed by a panel Q&A with
- Filmmaker Amy Hardie
- Kathyrn Lamont, Maggie’s Centre Dundee
- Theresa Hegarty, RUH Head of Patient Experience
- Sarah Hudson , RUH Head of Cancer Services
- Mike Osborn, RUH Head of Macmillan Cancer Services
Followed by a drinks reception in the RUH Atrium.
Amy Hardie’s signature use of lyrical visual language is ever apparent in this gentle documentary film about a group of women who gather each week on a Tuesday to support each other through their second stage cancer illness. The film, shot on location at Maggie’s Centre Dundee, reinforces the crucial succor that those with a terminal illness receive at Maggie’s.
In Hardie’s succinct film, the women we meet are very ill, but their illness does not eclipse their vivacious and dynamic personalities.
Amy’s unobtrusive camera offers us as the viewer an intimacy with each of the women and with some of their family, but we never feel uncomfortable with this engagement because the shots are intercut with beautiful inspired moments of understanding and insight. We come away from TUESDAYS feeling an empathy towards the women in the film and each other in the audience because Amy’s compassionate direction highlights our own vulnerability as mortals.
We would like to thank all of the woman who took part in TUESDAYS and made this film possible.