Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 20: Sat Jun 5

But I'm A Cheerleader (Babbit, 1999): Rio Cinema, 4.15pm

The queer, feminist collective Club des Femmes are presenting a weekend of movies at Rio Cinema (full details here) and this satirical romantic comedy is the highlight of their Saturday programme.


Programme 5-6 June 2021

5 June, 2pm - Just Livin’: Yes it’s f**king political - 5 shots films - on sale soon

5 June, 4.15pm - But I’m a Cheerleader: Director’s Cut + Skype Q&A

6 June, 4.15pm Pumping Iron II: The Women + Introduction by Sam McBean

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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