Sun. April 16th @ 6:00PM
UK I 103 mins I Documentary I 2022 I Hindi
w/ English subtitles
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2023, SXSW '23
Polite Society is a London-set anarchic action comedy that follows Ria Khan, a schoolgirl and martial artist-in-training who dreams of becoming a world-renowned stunt woman.
When Ria witnesses her big sister Lena give up on her dreams by dropping out of art school and getting engaged, Ria’s world is shaken. She believes she must save her sister from the shackles of marriage in the only way she knows how, by enlisting the help of her friends and attempting the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of freedom and sisterhood.
Polite Society is a merry mash-up of sisterly
affection, parental disappointment, and bold and bloody action.
About the Artist
Nida Manzoor is a British filmmaker who wrote, directed, and created all the original music for her
series WE ARE LADY PARTS, which premiered on Peacock/Channel 4 in 2021. The series is an irreverent musical comedy following an all-female Muslim punk band, told through the eyes of a geeky Ph.D. student who is reluctantly recruited to be their lead guitarist.
WE ARE LADY PARTS has been nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award, and an Indie Spirit Award, and won a 2022 Peabody Award and the 2022 BAFTA Award for 'Best Comedy Writer'.
Manzoor’s debut feature with Focus Features and Working Title, POLITE SOCIETY, premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
Thank you to our community partner for this screening:
Writer/Director: Nida Manzoor
Producer(s): Tim Bevan
DOP: Ashley Connor
Film Editor: Robbie Morrison
Prod. Designer: Simon Walker
Score by: Tom Howe
Casting Director: Aisha Bywaters
Featured Cast: Priya Kansara
Costume Designer: PC Williams
Hair & Make-up: Claire Carter