Capital Celluloid 2020 — Day 109: Fri Oct 30

But I'm A Cheerleader (Babbit, 1999): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.10pm

This camp satire, part of the Women Make Film season at BFI Southbank curated by Mark Cousins, also screens on November 17th ... and in glorious 35mm. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review: High school cheerleader Megan (Natasha Lyonne) comes home one day to find family and friends gathered in the living room. They talk her into going to a rehabilitation camp for homosexuals that's no more surreal than her suburban community—the absurdist environment, with its rigorously defined gender roles, tweaks reality enough to show how little exaggeration the satire requires. As a ditz who's just smart enough to know something isn't right, Lyonne blends hyperbole and sincerity in perfect proportions. Jamie Babbit directed a screenplay by Brian Wayne Peterson; with Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, and RuPaul Charles. Lisa Alspector

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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