Thursday 13 August 19:30
Join Beyond Boundaries and Queer Vision on Thursday 13th August at 7:30pm for a quiz led by Jo Kimber and performance from artist and theatremaker Tom Marshman. Fancy dress, loud outfits, and themed virtual backgrounds are very welcome to this special event led by Rebecca Ballard.
This event will be followed by a lively online screening of Jamie Babbit’s cult film ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’ (please note: you will need to have access to Amazon Prime/your own copy to watch the film) from 8:30-10pm.
When Jamie Babbit’s But I’m a Cheerleader made its theatrical premiere in July 2000, it was entering a queer political landscape vastly different from the one we live in today. Over the last two decades, we’ve witnessed the rise of LGBTQ representation in mainstream film and television, the legalization of same-sex marriage in the U.S., and—just this week—the long-overdue prohibition of workplace discrimination on the basis of gender and sexual identity. Yet, as queer communities continue to fight for their human rights, Babbitt’s inclusive tale of love and self-discovery continues to feel transgressive and ahead of its time.
Hillary Weston, Criterion