Screening: Black Pride_MCR presents Stonewall & Monica: Loose On A Cruise
- Sat 01 Feb 2020
- 4:00 pm
A Black Pride_MCR Film screening of STONEWALL and MONICA – LOOSE ON A CRUISE.
(Dir Nigel Finch/UK 1995/99 mins)
The street riots fought between gay activists and the police around Stonewall Bar in New York 1969 are seen from the point of view of La Miranda Querides, a Puerto Rican drag queen, her lover Matty Dean, and her two best friends. The film celebrates their simple acts of defiance, rebellion and self-affirmation which culminated in three days of bloody rioting, and the birth of the modern gay rights movement.
A 1995 British-American historical comedy-drama film directed by Nigel Finch, his final film before his AIDS-related death shortly after filming ended.
This film screening will be accompanied by a drag king performance from Dick Slick, who will be doing a tribute to cabaret performer and Stonewall veteran Stormé DeLarverie.
Monica – Loose On A Cruise
(Dir Angie West and Veronica McKenzie/UK 2019/13 mins)
Monica takes the trip of a lifetime with younger friends Jai and Lyla. Random encounters and reflections on life, love and lesbians under the Caribbean sun.
There will be a question and answer session with screen writer of Stonewall – Rikki Beadle-Blair and star of Monica Loose on a Cruise, who is also Rikki’s mum, Monica.
A beautiful queer family affair!
This project is supported by
Film Hub North, distributing National Lottery funds on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.
Queer Media Festival
This is listed as a free event, although donations will be taken on the night.