In the series, we aim to show films which question normative visions of gender and sexuality, and whose film-makers have in turn rebelled either against narrative, visual or industry conventions, thus offering us a queerer version of reality than is normally seen in mainstream cinema.
The series begins on Tuesday 23rd February with Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Directed by Todd Haynes (Carol, I’m Not There, Far From Heaven), one of the most widely lauded directors to come out of what B. Ruby Rich termed the New Queer Cinema movement, Velvet Goldmine (1998, winner of the Cannes Best Artistic Contribution Award) centres around the glitter-filled, androgynous era of glam rock. It follows the journey of journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) as he looks backwards to find out what happened to David Bowie-like superstar Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and fellow punk rocker Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor), and features music by T-Rex, Roxy Music, Brian Eno and Suede, as well as appearances by Placebo.
23rd February - Velvet Goldmine (1998)
1st March - My Summer of Love (2004)
8th March - My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
15th March - Chasing Amy (1997)
12th April - Tomboy (2011)
19th April - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
26th April - Poison (1991)
All screenings are in Lipman 031 on Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm.