February 24th 2021: Irish Film Institute (IFI) is pleased to partner with aemi and Dublin Feminist Film Festival to present Lisa Rovner’s music documentary Sisters with Transistors, available to stream from Friday, March 5th. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 on Monday, March 8th, a special watch along screening will take place that evening at 18.30, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Kate Butler at 20.15. The film is now available to pre-order for €7.50 from www.ifihome.ie.

Sisters with Transistors tells the stories of electronic music’s early female pioneers, who embraced technology to transform the face of music as we know it today. The musicians featured include composer of the Doctor Who theme, Delia Derbyshire; one of the founding figures of the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, Daphne Oram; and New-York based Laurie Spiegel, who developed the software ‘Music Mouse’. The film uncovers the silent history of women who spearheaded a radically new music genre.

A focal point for Women’s Rights, International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women, including women creatives.

March 5th – 9th: Sisters with Transistors (2020), dir. Lisa Rovner

For more information and images contact Frances Wilde at the IFI at fwilde@irishfilm.ie.

The IFI acknowledges the support of the Arts Council.

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by The Arts Council

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