Pride in Gloucestershire
On Saturday 8th September the celebration of PRIDE in Gloucestershire begins. This year Gloucester Guildhall is joining in the celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community by booking in a mini season of films which focus on LGBTQIA+ life. One new, one from World Cinema and one a modern British classic.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15)
Cameron Post (Chloe Grace-Moretz) is a girl from Montana in 1993, whose parents die in a car crash just as she is begin to discover her own homosexuality. Her conservative Aunt Ruth and paternal grandmother come to live with her in Miles City, Montana. She develops a relationship with her friend, Coley Taylor, and is eventually outed. Cameron is then sent to Promise, a camp that practices "conversion therapy" and promises to teach her "appropriate gender roles". There Cameron makes new friends and continues in her defiance of being "re-educated".
Friday 7th September – 2pm
Saturday 8th September – 10.45 am (Subtitled) & 2pm
Monday 10th September – 2pm
Tuesday 11th September – 5.45pm
Thursday 13th September – 8.30pm
A Fantastic Woman (15)
Spanish with English Subtitles
Winner of Best Foreign Film at the Oscars 2018
Vega plays Marina Vidal, a young singer whose life is thrown into turmoil following the sudden death of her partner, Orlando. Met with suspicion from the police and contempt from her lover’s relatives, Marina finds herself placed under intense scrutiny, with no regard for her privacy, or her grief. As tensions rise between Marina and Orlando’s family, she is evicted from their shared home and banned from attending his funeral. But faced with the threat of losing everything, Marina finds the strength to fight back. From the producers of Jackie, Spotlight and Toni Erdmann, A Fantastic Woman is an outstanding, timely work that recalls the very best films of Pedro Almodóvar. Soaked in luminous visuals and elevated by elegant flights of surrealism, it is a courageous, audacious and defiant declaration of Marina’s status as a woman – and a fantastic one, at that.
Saturday 8th September – 5.45pm
Monday 10th September – 8.40pm
Tuesday 11th September – 2pm
Wednesday 12th September – 2pm
Thursday 13th September – 5.45pm
MODERN BRITISH CLASSIC
It’s the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.
But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
Saturday 8th September – 8.20pm
Monday 10th September – 5.45pm
Tuesday 11th September – 8.20pm
Thursday 13th September – 2pm