What we'll do
Orlando (1992) - Free Film Screening
Wednesday 14th August[masked]:15pm – 8.49pm MEET AT 6.00PM for a 7:15pm start - BE EARLY
NB - Gold Coin donation to host on the night please
Theater Location: (Short walk from St James Station, Martin Place or Wynyard) http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/venues/domain-theatre/
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ***Pre-Film Meetup at The Domain Cafe (This is inside the gallery building) - near the esclators (above film level near BE EARLY PLS near the escalators call David on[masked]) *** A gold coin donation towards organizing the social to the host will be welcome.
IMPORTANT: FREE Tickets are issued at the Domain Theatre one hour before commencement. Films start at the advertised time. Doors open 30 minutes before this. NOTE: Latecomers not admitted after film starts.
Dir: Sally Potter 1992 (UK)
94 mins 35mm Colour Rated PG
Tilda Swinton, Quentin Crisp, Billy Zane
Britain, 1600. Tilda Swinton stars as a beautiful nobleman who inherits an estate from the dying Virgin Queen (Crisp) on the condition that he ‘not fade’. So begins a romp through 400 years of British history and the shifting fortune of subjects marked as ‘feminine’. Lavish costumes by Sandy Powell (The favourite) register the times as Orlando transitions from poet, lover, ambassador, woman and mother. Potter’s bold reworking of Virginia Woolf’s classic ‘half-laughing, half-serious’ tribute to her aristocratic lover Vita Sackville-West remains a landmark of cinematic adaptation. ‘Arriving in an explosion of colour and joy, Orlando was the opposite of everything about Thatcherite Britain: a first flowering of New Queer Cinema, it took a stand against Section 28 through its genderqueer protagonist by saying we’d always been here, been queer and we’re still making history’ – So Mayer, author and activist. Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.