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Freeheld review, Anna Hope, Jack Garratt, Unexpected Eisenstein

Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld, novelist Anna Hope on her new book, and singer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt.

Stella Duffy reviews Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld, based on the true story of lesbian police detective's struggle to have her pension transferred to her domestic partner after she is diagnosed with cancer.

Novelist Anna Hope discusses her new book, The Ballroom, a love story set in an asylum in Yorkshire in 1911 and set against a backdrop of changing attitudes towards poverty and mental illness.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt on his début album, Phase.

Film historian Ian Christie shows Samira around his new exhibition of previously unseen drawings by pioneering Soviet film maker Sergei Eisenstein.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Jack Soper.

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30 minutes


  • Freeheld reviewed by Stella Duffy

    Duration: 04:42

  • Anna Hope

    Duration: 09:16

  • Jack Garratt

    Duration: 07:11

  • Unexpected Eisenstein

    Duration: 05:56


Freeheld is in cinemas from Friday 19 February, certificate 12A.

Jack Garratt

Jack Garratt

Phase is released on Friday 19 February.

Image: Dan Harris

Anna Hope

Anna Hope

The Ballroom by Anna Hope is published by Penguin Random House.

Main image: Jonathan Greet

Unexpected Eisenstein

Unexpected Eisenstein

Unexpected Eisenstein is running at Grad, London until 30 April 2016.

Further information is available at the Kino Klassika Foundation 

Image: Costume designs for Mazzini Dunn, Boss Arthur Mangan and Randall Utterwood in Hearthbreak House.


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Stella Duffy
Interviewed Guest Anna Hope
Interviewed Guest Jack Garratt
Interviewed Guest Ian Christie
Producer Jack Soper


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