Another busy week at the David Lean Cinema, with a Halloween screening to add to our usual programme. Tickets are available for all three films.
Tuesday evening’s film is The Miseducation of Cameron Post from writer-director Desiree Akhavan, whose television series, The Bisexual, is currently airing on Channel 4. A strong cast, headed by Chloë Grace Moretz, portray this story of a young woman who, having been caught in a sexual encounter with another girl, is sent by her straight-laced guardian to a Christian-based gay conversion therapy centre for teenagers named God’s Promise.
Although such ‘re-education’ is generally discredited in most enlightened societies, it is still practiced in some parts of the world. The film is set in 1993, but this therapy was still available a few years ago in the USA, as described in this Guardian article.
Along with the feature above, this is your final opportunity to see the BRIT School short “The Art of Parkinson’s”. This perceptive film is about an ex-docker who uses creative therapy to overcome his illness. We are delighted that director Cray Smith will be at the screening to participate in a brief Q&A immediately following the short (and before the main feature). We can recommend his website (with a warning about the flashing imagery in the show reel) and his hugely enjoyable, potty-mouthed gangster spoof Sugar Rush.