The Vito Project presents IMITATIONS OF LIFE at The Cinema Museum (18 SEP 2022 to 22 JAN 2023)
The Vito Project LGBTQ+ Film Club returns to the iconic Cinema Museum with a new series of regular Sunday screenings providing different generations of LGBTQ+ people and friends an alternative safe space to socialise, watch great films and share ideas.
Submitted by The Vito Project
- IMITATIONS OF LIFE: DECONSTRUCTING ‘CAMP’ IN CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD
- 18 SEP 2022 to 22 JAN 2023 // The Cinema Museum // London SE11 4TH
- Tickets: £8.00-12.00 // BOOKING NOW!
Forget your troubles, c’mon get happy, and join The Vito Project for IMITATIONS OF LIFE: DECONSTRUCTING ‘CAMP’ IN CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD. This season of cherished Hollywood classics, which begins on 18th September deconstructs the elements that make camp, CAMP! From fearless and uncompromising women to glossy Technicolor worlds, to some of the best eyebrow acting ever committed to celluloid, the screenings explore how camp has been used not only to entertain moviegoers, but also as a tool to get subversive queer, feminist, and socially-charged content to the screen – while eluding critics in the process!
The season begins with Marilyn Monroe in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) on 18th September, then continues with WALK ON THE WILD SIDE (1962) on 23rd October starring Barbara Stanwyck and Jane Fonda. A Joan Crawford/ Bette Davis double bill with BEYOND THE FOREST (1949) and QUEEN BEE (1955) lights up the screen on 20th November. Then we bring you the classic Lana Turner melodrama IMITATION OF LIFE (1959) on 11th December. As an extra treat to welcome you into 2023, the season concludes with a classic Disney double bill of THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) on 22nd January 2023.
Each screening will be preceded by an introduction and followed by a panel discussion and conversation with the audience. Doors open one hour before start time for socialising. This is a glorious series of movies to laugh with, cry over and clutch your pearls to.
- GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES d. Howard Hawks, 1953 + Intro/discussion (18 SEP 18:00).
- WALK ON THE WILD SIDE 35mm d. Edward Dmytryk, 1962 + Intro/discussion (23 OCT 18:00).
- BEYOND THE FOREST 35mm + QUEEN BEE 16mm ds. King Vidor, 1949 + Ranald MacDougall, 1955 + Intro/discussion in partnership with Women & Cocaine (20 NOV 16:00).
- IMITATION OF LIFE 35mm d. Douglas Sirk, 1959 + Intro/discussion (11 DEC 18:00).
- THE LITTLE MERMAID + BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 35mm ds. Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989 + Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise, 1991 + Intro/discussion (22 JAN 16:00).
The Vito Project presents IMITATIONS OF LIFE at The Cinema Museum (18 SEP 2022 to 22 JAN 2023), booking now!
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