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Reclaim The Frame partner cinemas

Your Fat Friend + Q&A

Next up for #ReclaimTheFrame... Jeanie Finlay's YOUR FAT FRIEND charts the rise of Aubrey Gordon, from anon blogger to best selling author. Her aim? A paradigm shift in the way that we view fatness. A film about fat, family, the complexities of change & the deep feelings we hold about our bodies

Your Fat Friend + Q&A
Your Fat Friend + Q&A

Time & Location

29 Jan - 10 Feb

Reclaim The Frame partner cinemas

About the event

Made over 6 years, director Jeanie Finlay charts the rise of writer and activist Aubrey Gordon from anonymous blogger “Your Fat Friend” to NYTimes best selling author and beloved podcaster.

Her searingly honest writing describes what it’s like to be that fat person on the plane..

… and how the fantasies, peddled by a diet and wellness industry worth $26 billion a year are on a par with the lies that Big Tobacco told the public in the 1950s. (95% of diets fail for lasting weight loss). And how the biggest threat to fat people’s health might just be the bias that some many health care providers hold for fat people.

…and about her own fractured relationship to her body.

She spent a decade campaigning for LGBTQIA rights so she knows that change is possible. Now it's time to advocate for herself.

This isn’t about “body positivity” co-opted by brands to sell fat-kinis to size 16 women. Her aim? A paradigm shift in the way we see fat people and the fat on our own bodies.  It has brought her an insatiable worldwide audience and threats to her life.

The most meaningful personal change is when her family start listening to her message.

YOUR FAT FRIEND, a film about fatness, family, the complexities of making change and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies.

Join our #ReclaimTheFrame PREVIEW + post-screening Director discussion:

Showroom Cinema, Sheffield - Monday 29 January, 18:00 (In partnership with Sheffield DocFest)

Seats measure approx. 51cm wide and the gap between armrests is approx. 57cm. The seats have armrests that cannot be removed. Full access infor can be found here. 

Picturehouse FACT, Liverpool - Tuesday 6 February, 18:00 

Seats measure approx 46cm wide; 69cm wide including arm rests. The seats have armrests that cannot be removed. Full access info can be found here.

Director Jeanie Finlay will be joining us live, virtually, to introduce our screening at:

Exeter Phoenix - Sunday 10 February, 17:10 

Seats measure approx 44.45cm wide. The seats have armrests that cannot be removed. Full access info can be found here.

YOUR FAT FRIEND  will be presented with Descriptive Subtitles (SDH) and Audio Description (AD) and all live event elements will be live captioned.

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