Orlando (Dir: Sally Potter, 1992, 93 minutes)
Tickets: £6 full / £3 concession per film or £15 full / £8 conc. programme pass (available here)
Doors & Bar 7.30pm, event starts 8pm.
Across four centuries, one figure strides, androgynous, beautiful, shapeshifting: Orlando.
Sally Potter’s seminal adaptation sees Tilda Swinton take on the eponymous role created by queer author Virginia Woolf.
Swinton plays a young noble who is instructed by Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp) to stay forever young. When, magically, the queen’s wishes are realised, Orlando embarks on a variegated life that spans across centuries and sees the character inhabit both male and female genders. An angel (played by gay pop icon Jimmy Somerville) serenades us as we sink into the pageantry of this singular classic of British cinema, watching as Swinton effortlessly spans time, physicality and desire.
FILM AT FABRICA: QUEER DREAMS
February - April 2017
Queer Dreams is a mini-season of queer film presented by Dreamland Cinema & Eyes Wide Open Cinema at Fabrica in Brighton
Tickets also can be bought in cash from Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG. (01273) 778 646