THE VITO PROJECT
It Goes with the Shoes
SAVE THE DATE:
Wednesday 31st August 2016 at 7.00pm
Café-bar opens at 6.00pm ★ Free! ★ £5 Donations encouraged
@ The CINEMA MUSEUM
2 Dugard Way, Renfrew Road, London SE11, (10 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle
ReShape and the Cinema Museum are extremely proud to present It Goes with the Shoes, a 2014 British documentary directed by Jeremy Jeffs and Mark Ravenhill and starring Bette Bourne and Mark Ravenhill. The screening will be followed by an open discussion with Bette Bourne, founder of Bloolips and star of the documentary, and Paul Shaw, long-time member of Bloolips. Neil Bartlett will be our host for the evening.
It Goes With the Shoes, tells the story of gay rights icon, Bette Bourne who took on the establishment with high heels and lipstick, playing a vital role in gay liberation in the 70's & 80's. With camp-wit and outrageous humour the film sheds light on a hidden part of gay history: from the early meetings of the Gay Liberation Front, to the first mass gay protests in Europe, to life in a gay drag commune and a European road trip with drag superstars, The Bloolips, a real life, Priscilla Queen of the Desert style adventure. With acclaimed playwright Mark Ravenhill as a guide, the film paints an uproarious and moving portrait of an engaging and charismatic gay hero.
This is a free event but we need your donations on the night to ensure
the continuation of the VITO project. All donations go towards covering the
costs associated with running the event (film licences, heating and lighting, rental
of the premises, printing, promotion etc). Donations
are VITO's only source of funding and we need to raise an average of £5 per
person just to cover our costs. So PLEASE
DIG DEEP and give us a paper donation if you are able to.
The project is endorsed by BFI Flare: London LGBT film festival, 56 Dean St, QX Magazine, Gay’s the Word, ACT UP London, Gay Mates, a Change of Scene, the Cara Trust, I-Base, UK-CAB, Positively UK, Gaydio, NAZ Project, and Broad Appeal Podcast.
For more information, or to join our mailing list, contact Sylvie Beaumont, ReShape Coordinator.
All future showings in the series will be the last Wednesday of the month