Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 202: Sat Jul 23

Stevie (Enders, 1978): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 12 noon

Glenda Jackson’s knockout performance in a biopic about an extraordinary talent in an everyday world screens from a 35mm print in a season devoted to the actress.

BFI introduction:
Poet and novelist Stevie Smith (known as Peggy to her family) is the subject of this biopic based on the play by Hugh Whitemore. Jackson plays Smith, the accomplished writer who lives an unremarkable life in a suburban house with her aunt (Mona Washbourne), and reminisces about her past. Both leads bring to life an insightful script about an artist at different stages in her life, as she changes roles and faces inevitable truths.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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