Girl (2018)

4:20pm, Sunday 17 March, Opera House

Year: 2018
Running Time: 1 hour 46 mins
Director: Lukas Dhont
Genre: Drama, LGBT
Language: French (English subtitles)
Cert: 15
Awards: Camera d’Or for best first feature and Queer Palm at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

 

Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. This remarkably moving coming-of-age drama tackles the themes of identity and following the journey to become who you’re meant to be.

Based on powerful real-life accounts, Lukas Dhont’s acclaimed directorial debut won both the Camera d’Or for Best First Feature and Queer Palm at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Girl is a sensitively told story about growing up transgender and facing a world that questions your identity and selfhood.

Girl has not only received awards but also received both strong criticism and praise on how Trans people are represented in the film. As a result of this, we want to explore these views in a post-screening discussion.

This screening will be followed by a discussion session supported by Horizon LGBT

Tickets: £5

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Sing-a-long Calamity Jane (1953)

1pm, Sunday 5 February, Opera House

Year: 1953  Running Time: 101 mins
Director: 
David Butler
Starring:
Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie
Cert:
U

Every year we have one ‘Exception to the rule’ screening of a colour film. This year we have a LGBT History Month Screening in Partnership with Blackpool Pride Festival

Polish up those cowboy boots because the Deadwood Stage is coming to Blackpool this February!

Join us for a sing-a-long screening one of the best loved musical films of the 1950s. The captivating Doris Day plays the whip-cracking, gun-toting frontier scout Calamity Jane, whose wild promises lead her to bring the beautiful Adelaide Adams to grace the stage at Deadwood’s Golden Garter saloon. The new arrival causes quite a stir, but has Calamity accidentally introduced a romantic rival?

The toe-tapping musical score by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster is a firm favourite, including catchy numbers like The Deadwood Stage, A Woman’s Touch and the Oscar winning Secret Love, which became a million-selling hit for Doris Day and a queer anthem.

We’re excited to bring you new digital sing-a-long release of this musical classic; so warm up your vocal chords as we’ll be encouraging you to belt out your favourites. Whip-crack-away!

Tickets £7.50.

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Dressing up is is not essential, but positively encouraged… Yee-haaaa!

There will be a bucket collection for Blackpool Pride Festival at this event.