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BLUE JEAN

September 8, 2023 - September 17, 2023

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Fri, Sept 8 at 7pm Sat, Sept 9 at 4pm and 7pm Sun, Sept 10 at 4pm and 7pm

Fri, Sept 15 at 7pm Sat, Sept 16 at 4pm and 7pm Sun, Sept 17 at 4pm and 7pm

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England, 1988: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher states “Children who need to be taught to respect traditional moral values are being taught that they have an inalienable right to be gay.”

Blue Jean is a fictional film set against this real-life backdrop. Jean is living a double life, but not because she wants to. By day, she teaches PE to teenagers at the local public school—at night, she hits up the local lesbian bar with her partner and their crew of friends. It’s unjust, but Jean’s primary concern is to keep her job. When a new student starts turning up in Jean’s after-hours social circle, her scrupulously separated identities are threatened. Rosy McEwan gives an astonishingly sensitive lead performance as a fundamentally decent person who, cornered by societal pressures, is all too capable of betraying others in the interest of saving her own skin. Georgia Oakley’s impressive debut feature was nominated for 13 British Film Independent Awards, second only to Aftersun.(97 min)

It is rare in British cinema to see the “L” in “LGBTQ+” up there in such bold type, which makes Blue Jean not only a biting look at this historical moment but a riveting act of redress.  BLUE JEAN IS A SLAM-DUNK MASTERPIECE!                      – The Daily Telegraph

Critic’s Pick! – The New York Times

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Start:
September 8, 2023
End:
September 17, 2023