Spring Film Series: God Save the Queens
Enjoy an audience with royalty.
Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents a four-part series celebrating classic queer film from “across the pond.” The British film industry was producing compelling and creative films about gays and lesbians well before these themes were openly addressed in the U.S. Don’t miss these cinematic crown jewels, every Thursday in April—it’ll be a royal ball!
All films screen at 7pm at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
$9 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members
$32 for a series pass
THE LEATHER BOY
(Sidney J. Furie, UK, 1964, 108 min)
In this striking portrayal of 1960s working class British life, a young married couple find themselves drifting apart until another man steps in and revs things up. Racy and rough-edged, THE LEATHER BOYS shifts gears between fiery confrontations and quiet moments of contemplation, ultimately leading to a climactic crossroads for the two men and the woman between them.
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(Derek Jarman, UK, 1991, 90 min)
One of the best and boldest films from late gay director Derek Jarman, this story of a king who faces revolt over his male lover mirrors the struggles faced by British gay activists in the 1990s. Starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton as the vengeful Queen Isabella and featuring an unforgettable performance by Annie Lennox, EDWARD II is passionate in its politics, explicit in its sexuality, and one of the hottest films to emerge from the New Queer Cinema movement.
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THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE
(Robert Aldrich, UK, 1968, 138 min)
An aging, alcoholic soap opera actress finds herself in the catfight of her life when a vindictive female television executive makes the moves on her younger live-in lover (Susannah York). One of the first mainstream films to be released with an ‘X’ rating due to its then-taboo lesbian sex scene, THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE is today regarded as a pinnacle in over-the-top camp melodrama.
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YOUNG SOUL REBELS
(Isaac Julien, UK, 1991, 105 min)
Set in 1977 London amidst Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee, director Isaac Julien’s breakthrough film tells the story of two young, black DJs during a time of sharp contrasts and cultural shifts that reshaped the U.K. just before the Thatcher years. Featuring swinging London fashions and a bouncy soundtrack of 70s funk hits, YOUNG SOUL REBELS is a wild and sexy romp with heart, soul, and substance.
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