Lilian: the Film and the Message from Cathy Tyson

Thursday 27th October

Golden Globes and BAFTA nominee (1986) and BAFTA winner (2022) Cathy Tyson and Brown Girl Films present the short film ‘Lilian’. The film is about Lilian Bader (1918 – 2015) who was the first black woman to serve in the RAF. In the short bittersweet film, what is Lilian’s message? And what is Cathy’s?


‘Lilian’ won the Grand Prize for Best Screenplay at the Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival in 2022.

Please come along to see the film and exchange your thoughts with us.

‘Lilian’ will be screened at multiple times and locations across the borough on the day, followed by a Q&A discussion held at Hornsey Library, commencing at 7pm.

Film showings:

Wood Green Library

5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm

Marcus Garvey Library

11am, 2pm, 4pm

Hornsey Library

11am, 2pm, 4pm & 6.45pm

Talk / Q&A at Hornsey Library 7pm