Blue Jean (15) – Cancelled
We apologise for having to cancel this film, due to the non-delivery of the disc, which appears to be lost in the post. Unfortunately, under the terms of the screening licence, we have to cancel 48 hours in advance of the screening, to give sufficient notice to our audience. If there is sufficient interest, we may be able to screen the film in the future.
A terrific portrayal of Jean, in the first flush of a lesbian romance, caught in an uncomfortable limbo between two worlds. It is England 1988; Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government is about to pass Section 28, a law stigmatising homosexuality in education and forcing Jean, a PE teacher at a secondary school in the northeast, to live a precarious double life. It’s crucial Jean’s employers don’t find out she is gay, but at the same time the secrecy is alienating her from her own life. Oakley’s frank, searing and accomplished feature debut is brilliantly acted against a well-chosen soundtrack of punchy 1980s pop anthems, a pleasing ode to queer resilience at a pivotal point in British history. “Surely a slam-dunk masterpiece.” The Independent
UK 2022 97 mins Dir: Georgia Oakley .
Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.
Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.
Advance tickets available in the cafe and online. If there are no more tickets available online, you can ring the cafe (01538 386112) to see if/how many offline tickets are left.
Tuesday 3rd October
Film starts: 7:45pm