MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO AT THE CINEMA MUSEUM
My Own Private Idaho Wed Feb 25th 19:30
ReShape and the Cinema Museum are launching the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to watch films and share ideas. This month’s film is My Own Private Idaho (1991), directed by Gus Van Sant and starring River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo and William Richert. This was chosen by the audience at the showing of The Celluloid Closet (1995), and will be followed by an onstage discussion.
Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V plays, My Own Private Idaho follows two friends, Mike and Scott, who embark on a journey of personal discovery that takes them to Mike’s hometown in Idaho and then to Italy in search of Mike’s mother.
This is a free event, but donations to the museum will be welcome
GAY ENTERTAINERS – AN APPRECIATION Thu Feb 26th 19:30
In this new show for LGBT History Month, Terry Sanderson celebrates some of the great lesbian and gay performers from the past century. This is an evening to celebrate and cheer those LGBT people who have thrilled and amused us, have become our heroes and icons and, in some cases, have made significant inroads to furthering the acceptance and understanding of gay people.
From Cole Porter to Lily Savage, from Rock Hudson to Danny LaRue, from Rudolph Nureyev to kd lang, from Marlene Dietrich to Irene Handl – the diversity and variety of gay entertainers is as long as your arm. Don’t miss this celebration of their talents on film and video.
ANOTHER UTOPIA Thu 5th Mar 18:30
A screening of the 49min film Another Utopia (2015), by Albert Potrony. This will be followed by a talk to reconsider the significance of the co-operative housing model today.
Through collective storytelling the film charts the journey of a politically engaged and visionary group of individuals, who sought to develop new ways of building communities through co-operative housing. Revisiting the organic and sometimes turbulent emergence of this alternative commune and its subsequent development into a funded co-operative housing entity, the film highlights the conflicts and sense of possibility of the time. Tracing roots from the peace movement, Notting Hill housing activism groups, feminism and gay liberation, the narrative captures a fertile period in recent history.
Artist Albert Potrony has worked in collaboration with members of Abeona Housing Co-operative and volunteers from the local community on a year-long project researching the squatting, short life and housing co-operative movement of the 70’s and 80’s in Camden, London.
You can visit the project’s blog at http://anotherutopia.tumblr.com.
This is a free event.
The Cinema Museum
2 Dugard Way
London SE11 4TH
www.cinemamuseum.org.uk Tel: 020 7840 2200
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