More screenings for Holding The Man and The Girl King just announced
HOLDING THE MAN – We have more screenings to announce for this award winning movie around the UK. Including some screenings tomorrow and more screenings at Picturehouse Central, after a great first run:
Thursday 2nd June
Picturehouse Clapham, London SW – nearly SOLD OUT, only a few tickets left.
VUE Manchester Lowry
VUE Islington London N1
VUE Leeds Light
VUE Cheshire Oaks
VUE Finchley Road London NW
VUE Piccadilly Central London
VUE Westfield Shepherds Bush
Friday 3rd , Sunday 5th and Thursday 9th June
From Monday 6th – Thursday 9th June
Picturehouse Central London
ABOUT HOLDING THE MAN
Based on the stage version of Timothy Conigrave’s bestselling memoir and love letter to his partner, Holding The Man is a heart-rending tale of two teenagers, Timothy and John who fall in love at school and start a relationship that lasts nearly two decades. Enduring temptations, discrimination and divisive jealousies, their biggest challenge comes when illness threatens to drive them apart. Emotionally intimate and honest, it’s a heart-breaking drama that ultimately celebrates the enduring power of love. Ryan Corr (Wolf Creek 2) and Craig Stott play the two lovers, with solid support from some of Australia and New Zealand’s finest actors including Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox and Sarah Snook.
Also screening with UK short film, MORNING IS BROKEN (2015, 11 mins), Directed by Simon Anderson, two men share a first kiss at a wedding reception with dramatic consequences.
THE GIRL KING opens from 8th June with Poutfest screenings around the UK
THE GIRL KING (Finland-Canada 2015, 106 mins) Director: Mika Kaurismäki
In 1632, at the age of 6, Kristina Vasa became the first native, female sovereign of Sweden when her father died on the battlefield. Raised as a prince, Kristina grows up with ideas for modernising Sweden and bringing an end to war. She struggles against the conservative forces in court who have no tolerance for these ideas nor for her awakening sexuality and quest for knowledge. A true story that inspired Garbo’s classic Queen Christina, this new version stars Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon (TV’s The Border, Dracula Untold) and Michael Nyqvist (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).
Also screening with UK short film, Jake Graff’s DAWN 2016, 13 mins). Two people have a chance encounter at a bus stop in darkness, more afraid of themselves than each other, but as sun rises, they learn more to see things in a different light. Writer: Michel Marc Bochard Cast: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon. Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant.