Past screening

Your Fat Friend

Directed by: Jeanie Finlay
Runtime: 1h 36min Certificate: 15
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Directed by: Jeanie Finlay
Runtime: 1h 36min Certificate: 15
Topics: Personal Stories
Last Screened: Mon 6th May 2024

Jeanie Finlay's portrait of writer Aubrey Gordon, back on the big screen to celebrate International No Diet Day. 

Made over 6 years, acclaimed director Jeanie Finlay charts the rise of writer and activist Aubrey Gordon from anonymous blogger to NYTimes bestselling 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.

Her aim? A paradigm shift in the way we see fat people and the fat on our own bodies. Her life changing work has brought her an ardent, international audience but also threats to her life.

Your Fat Friend is a film about fatness, family, the complexities of change and the deep, messy feeling we hold about our bodies.

The screening on Tuesday the 30th of January was followed by a Q&A with director Jeanie Finlay. Hosted by author and journalist Bethany Rutter. This can be watched online here


No. of wheelchair spaces: 1.

Seating dimensions:
Width: 49cm
Depth: 49cm
Rows A-F: all seats have armrests
Row G: includes three sets of ‘double seats’ that don’t have an arm rest in between.