Making the Grade

Documentary, Narrative


Making the Grade explores film director Jill Craigie’s unique contribution to documentary filmmaking and British cinema and her contrasting identities as director, writer, early media ‘personality’ and wife of former Labour leader, Michael Foot. Archival footage and Craigie’s own words from letters, diaries and interviews present an intimate film portrait of the life and career of this pioneering director whose work imagines a new place for women post-World War Two.

Director: Lizzie Thynne
Cinematographer: Pascale Neuschäfer