'Bette Bourne: It Goes With the Shoes' film screening
Event Date / Time: 17/02/2014 @ 6:00pm
Event Summary: Join MMU to celebrate LGBT History Month at this special screening!
Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Building, All Saints
Price per Person: Free
Event Full Details: Manchester Metropolitan University invite you to celebrate LGBT History Month with them at this FREE film screening of 'Bette Bourne: It Goes With the Shoes'
The film 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. It follows Bette’s life in a gay drag commune in London’s Notting Hill and then on a European road trip with drag superstars, The Bloolips, a real life Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
With acclaimed playwright Mark Ravenhill as a guide, the film paints a sometimes uproarious and sometimes moving portrait of an engaging and charismatic gay icon.
Screening takes place in the New Business School Lecture Theatre 4 on the MMU campus
Refreshments will be provided