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Mixed Movie Monday Screening and Discussion: My Beautiful Laundrette

Brooklyn Historical Society

Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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British-born, half-Pakistani playwright and novelist Hanif Kureishi earned an Oscar nomination for his 1985 screenplay for My Beautiful Laundrette, a richly layered film about Pakistani immigrant life in Thatcherite London. Come watch the protagonist, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), navigate mixed-income and mixed-race arrangements in his family, and develop an unlikely, yet beautiful, queer relationship with Johnny (Daniel Day Lewis). Set against the backdrop of anti-immigrant racism and fascism, the story of Omar’s laundrette presents an electrifying set of possibilities around class, race, sexuality, belonging, and love. Post-screening discussion by Erica Chito-Childs.


Mixed Movie Monday: My Beautiful Laundrette
Monday, August 11, 6:30 p.m.
Free

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Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)


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