Made over 6 years, director Jeanie Finlay charts the rise of Aubrey Gordon, from anonymous blogger writing with candour and humour as "Your Fat Friend" to NYTimes best-seller and beloved podcaster, talking about what it means to be a very fat woman in the world. Her aim? Bringing about a paradigm shift in the way that we view and treat fat people.
This isn’t about “body positivity” co-opted by brands to sell fat-kinis to size 16 women, it’s about bringing about a paradigm shift in the way that we treat fat people and the fat on our own bodies. It has brought her an insatiable worldwide audience, and threats to her life.
A film about fatness, family, the complexities of making change and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies.
YOUR FAT FRIEND, finding a place in the world when you don’t quite fit
This screening will have Open Captions - spoken dialogue and sound effects in the film will be converted to text and appear on screen
Filmmaker - Jeanie Finlay
Seat dimensions information
- Backrest width 50cm, height 50cm
- Width between armrests: 44cm
- Seat base width 44cm, depth 42cm, height from ground 42cm
Double Seats (back row of balcony)
- Backrest width 100cm, height 52cm
- Width between armrests: 93cm
- Seat base width 93cm, depth 45cm, height from ground 50cm
Measurements will vary slightly seat to seat due to the age & positioning.
Balcony seats will have less legroom (excluding double seats at back and A12, A13 & A13 on front row) than stalls seats. Stalls seats have most legroom on rows J & A.
General information on accessibility available here
Opening Night Party - 6pm
The screening is preceded by the festival's opening night party from 6pm. Festival Pass holders can attend for free, but if you don't have a festival pass, you need to buy a separate ticket for the party. Your film ticket doesn't include access to the party.