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Catharine Des Forges

Catharine Des Forges is Director of the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), the national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK, which she founded in 2003.

Catharine has spent over 20 years working in the exhibition sector for a variety of organisations including the BFI and Arts Council England. She has worked as a freelance programmer and arts consultant and progammed for festivals and cinemas both in the UK and internationally.

Articles by Catharine Des Forges

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  • A love letter to Carol White

    Catharine Des Forges remembers a Ken Loach romantic heroine and a genuine working-class 1960s British movie star, half a century after their quartet of classics that culminated in Poor Cow.

    Friday, June 17, 2016


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