• Sun 18 Oct 6:00PM

Sorry, you missed this one

Sun 18 Oct:
Film: $25 +BF
Film + dinner: $40 +BF

Doors, Box Office and Grey Gardens Cinema Bar open one hour prior to film start time.

Film + dinner packages only available as pre-purchase. Limited menu available to purchase separately on screening night.


Grey Gardens
51 Victoria Street, Fitzroy

Obvious Child

Director • Gillian Robespierre

Country • USA

Year • 2014

Duration • 83

Rating • MA15+

Language • English

“The most winning abortion-themed rom-com ever made.” – The Dissolve

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup – and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment – turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

She Speaks First is Speakeasy Cinema’s female-focused film series. We screen films made by women followed by conversations focusing on the space women occupy in cinema; her gaze, her voice, and her story.

On Sun 18 Oct this conversation will be led by Melbourne based writer, speaker and feminist killjoy, Clementine Ford and Brodie Lancaster from feminist zine Filmme Fatales.

“Filmmaker Gillian Robespierre, in her feature debut, has a knack for exploding clichés and rebuilding them as truths. Donna never doubts the wisdom of having an abortion. And Max, played… with laidback charm and sneaky wit, never doubts her right to make her own decisions. By Hollywood standards, these acts count as revolutionary. Obvious Child is a romcom with a sting in its tail.”

–Rolling Stone