1pm, Saturday 16 March 2019, Opera House
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! This year, we’re pleased to host a double bill of two new films recently shot on location in Blackpool.
The films will be followed up with a Q&A session with directors Lucy Barrick and Michael Beddoes.
The Other Side With Valerie Hope
Running Time: 17 minutes
Director: Lucy Barrick & Kieran Grant
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Running Time: 18 mins
Director: Michael Beddoes
Genre: Drama, comedy
SEQUINS is a coming of age comedy short film set in late 90s Blackpool. 17-year-old Paul’s journey of self-discovery takes a unique turn when he embarks on his ambition to become a drag queen, despite fear of ridicule from his peers and being ostracised by his family.
Opportunity presents itself when Paul meets drag queen Mimi Le Purr, a seasoned performer at The Sequin Club in Blackpool. With the help of Roger, (Mimi out of drag), Paul embarks on a journey of transformation, both physically and emotionally.
A heartfelt comedy about learning to love yourself and trusting that those closest to you will accept you no matter what, Sequins is the “Frilly Elliot” of Drag.
Film Cert: 12A (mild violence, a few instances of mild swearing)
Or buy a double-bill ticket with Working Class Heroes: A Taste of Honey (1961) and receive a discount.