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“Sunday Bloody Sunday”, screened at Cineclub Queer

     The first event of the Cineclub Queer series brings to the big screens a classic LGBT film, nominated in 1972 to four Oscars: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Peter Finch), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Glenda Jackson), Best Director (John Schlesinger) and Best Original Screenplay (Penelope Gilliatt).
     Considered one of the boldest films of the period, Sunday Bloody Sunday (directed by John Schlesinger, 1971) is the first British film presenting a kiss between two same sex persons. Premiered four years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Great Britain, the feature film by John Schlesinger courageously approaches the issue of non-monogamous relations and carries on the trend of the British cinema of the '60s to problematize more and more openly various aspects of the LGBT community life.
     Sunday Bloody Sunday will be screened on 21 September, starting at 19:00, at Cinema Union, as part of the first event set up by Cineclub Queer. The screening will be followed by a talk with film critics Georgiana Madin and Andrei Luca.
     Cineclub Queer is a cinema project consisting in organising bi-monthly queer films screenings. By this initiative, Cineclub Queer intends to bring into focus a series of classical LGBT films from the world-wide cinema (produced until 1990), aiming at rediscovering and re-discussing a heritage already existent in the National Film Archives collections.
     The screenings' schedule may be followed on the Facebook page of Cineclub Queer and on the blog.
     The tickets for the screenings hosted by Cinema Union may be bought at the movie theatre's box office. The ticket's price is RON 3.
     The film's poster was made by Radu Pop.
     Details at: Cineclubqueer // Facebook
(Translated by Stela Moise)

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