Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 119: Sun Sep 12

Beautiful Thing (MacDonald. 1996): Prince Charles Cinema, 5.25pm

This 35mm presentation on the 25th anniversary of the film's release is part of the Unicorn Nights strand at the Prince Charles Cinema. Full details here.

Time Out review:

A real winner this, from producer Tony Garnett and Channel 4: an 'urban fairytale' set in darkest Thamesmead, South London. Jamie (Berry) is in love with next-door neighbour Ste (Neal), but he's terrified his mum will find out, and Ste has plenty of troubles of his own. It may sound like a feelgood movie, but throw in the timeless tunes of Mama Cass, a funny romantic screenplay by Jonathan Harvey (skillfully adapting his own play), and a formidable performance from Linda Henry as Jamie's independent-minded mother, and you have the likeliest gay crossover hit since My Beautiful Laundrette
Tom Charity

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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