Queer Between the Covers Lunchtime Film Showing
Killing of Sister George (1968), 135 mins.
Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room
Starting at 1:15 p.m.
For its time, The Killing of Sister George was a ground breaking film - and one of the first films in history to be released with an 'X' rating in the United States - a fact which no doubt impacted its first-run box office total.
The film centres around the soon-to-be-ending television career of June Buckridge (Beryl Reed) - a staple of a long-running British soap opera based in a bucolic and idyllic English countryside town called 'Applehurst'. On that series, she plays a motor-scooter-riding jack-of-all-trades (nanny, health provider, sage, best friend) - a feisty yet lovable and omnipresent voice of reason in the small town.
Fiercely protective of her career and her character, she is equally fierce and protective of her live-in lover, 'Alice' (or 'Childie' as she is 'affectionately' called by her lover) (Susannah York) - a much younger, more nubile, and therefore more unstable presence in her life.
This is a free event and no prior booking is required. The event includes light refreshments.