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The Slippers  

Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 7.00pm

Café-bar opens at 6.00pm ★ Free! ★ Donations encouraged


2 Dugard Way, Renfrew Road, London SE11, (10 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle

The VITO Project is delighted to present The Slippers, a 2016 feature length documentary directed by Morgan White about the The Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

The Slippers is a delightful and thoroughly entertaining documentary about the unbelievable story of Dorothy's Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Through first-hand accounts and archival interviews, The Slippers details the life of the Ruby Slippers after their sale at the famed 1970 MGM auction. Discovered by costumer Kent Warner, it is still not known how many pairs existed. That mystery has only helped to propel the shoes to the forefront of the Hollywood memorabilia market. They have been bought, stolen, and coveted by many and are considered the most important piece of Hollywood memorabilia. A must-see for anyone with a penchant for old Hollywood movies.

The screening will be followed by an open discussion. This month we are honoured to have as a special guest Judy Garland's all time biggest fan SUSIE BOYT , talking with our own lovely Seán McGovern about her obsession and her marvellously quirky and entertaining memoir ' MY JUDY GARLAND LIFE'

Susie Boyt is the author of five acclaimed novels and the much-loved memoir My Judy Garland Life which was serialised on Radio 4, shortlisted for the Ackerley Prize and  staged  at the Nottingham Playhouse.
Susie has written a weekly column in the Life and Arts section of the Financial Times for the past 13 years. She is also a director at the Hampstead Theatre.   
Susie's latest novel Love & Fame, a highly strung comedy about grief and showbusiness,  will be published by Virago in the autumn. 
She lives in London with her family.

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.

Doors to the cafe/bar will open at 6pm for a 7pm screening. Come early to secure a seat as it can get very busy and we do not take bookings. 
The doors to the Cinema will be shut once capacity is reached.

Venue accessibility: Level access on the ground floor. Level access on the first floor except for a slight slope at the doors into the main hall where people exit the lift. There is a lift used by disabled /non-disabled visitors and volunteers. There is an accessible toilet with step free access on the ground floor. It is large enough for a motorised wheelchair. It has an easy lock and handrails. 

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, Frank Byrne & his walkers  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


The Women



9 to 5

Heavenly Creatures

Stranger by the Lake

Stranger Inside

Bette Bourne: It Goes with the Shoes

Strangers on a Train


Theo and Hugo

Mädchen in Uniform


Fox and his Friends


We were here


Les Invisibles

Stud Life

The Killing of Sister George


All about Eve

Paris is burning

The Crying Game

My Own Private Idaho

The Celluloid Closet