‘Westwood: Punk, Icon Activist’: Movie Screening in English


A scene from the Vivienne Westwood movie

Cinema la Compagnia will be hosting a screening of the English language film “Westwood: Punk, Icon Activist” on Friday, April 14, at 7 pm. This screening will honor the iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, a few days following what would have been her 82nd birthday.

The documentary follows Westwood as she attempts to open up her flagship stores in Paris and New York City. It highlights her struggles and successes as a businesswoman and explores the determination she had at the start of her career, as well as her incredible activism and the anti-establishment punk attitude of her youth. Vivienne Westwood was an incredibly headstrong and successful designer, however, that did not come easily to her. Throughout her career, she was constantly fighting with the press, management, and the public about her brand and image, which this film emphasizes as well. The director of the film, Lorna Tucker, was a friend of Vivienne’s and wanted to share her story and the ultimate message of Vivienne’s career, which was to never give up. Tucker includes unseen footage, as well as interviews with close friends, family, and collaborators in her film to ensure that every aspect of Westwood’s life is depicted in an accurate light. Vivienne Westwood passed away late last year on December 29. She has created a lasting impact on the fashion world, and her story is an inspiration to many.

The film will be introduced by Bruno Casini, founder, and co-director of the Florence Queer Festival. Admission is €6 and the reduced price is €5. Cinema la Compagnia is located at Via Cavour 50/R. (sofie refojo)