Pink Film Classics In Rialto
My Summer of Love (Pawlikowski, 2004)
British coming-of-age drama about two young girls from different social backgrounds who become friends. Tomboy Mona (Nathalie Press) lives with her God-fearing ex-alcoholic brother Phil (Paddy Considine). Spoilt rich kid Tamsin (Emily Blunt) wants to escape from her dreary surroundings as well, and when the two girls meet up on the Yorkshire moors, they begin an intense, emotional friendship. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (IDA and COLD WAR).
27-07 – 21:45 – 23:15
01-08 – 21:45 – 23:15
Tangerine (Baker, 2015)
It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone) hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra (Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumour. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker’s (STARLET, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, THE FLORIDA PROJECT) brought a rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. TANGERINE follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style.
29-07 – 21:15 – 22:45
04-08 – 19:00 – 20:30
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Elliot, 1994)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a landmark in the history of LGBTQ cinema, addressing themes of identity, gender, ageing, homophobia, and family, while simultaneously delivering side-splitting laughs with its brilliant, often shockingly irreverent, screenplay. When drag queen Anthony/Mitzi (Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow performer Adam/Felicia (Pearce) and friend Bernadette (Stamp) to come along. In their colourful bus, which Mitzi christens “Priscilla,” the performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. Featuring an electric, booty-shaking 1970’s soundtrack packed with hits by Abba, Gloria Gaynor and the Village People, and Oscar-winning costumes.
04-08 – 19:00 – 20:30
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