|| Thursday, 28-Sep-17 || 19:30 || £2.50 || TICKETS HERE ||
Director: Céline Sciamma. Starring: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson. Running Time: 82 mins.
SIGNAL PRIDE! CONTINUES LGBT FILM SEASON WITH TENDER, COMING-OF-AGE AND FESTIVAL-WINNING TITLE, TOMBOY (U)
Families are invited to join your local cinema community this September as part of Signal PRIDE! Our LGBT mini-season of films. Starting the school year with a family-friendly and heart-warming screening of acclaimed coming-of-age tale, Tomboy (U). Making its’ Barrovian debut, Tomboy will be screened here at Cooke’s Studios, 104 Abbey Rd on Thursday 28th September at 19:30.
Tomboy (U) tells the story of 10-year old Laure (multi-award nominee Zoé Héran) learning to define and reinvent her own identity upon moving with her family to a new neighbourhood where she is mistaken for a boy. This festival-favourite won numerous awards upon its release, including the Teddy Jury Award at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival and maintains an incredible ‘97% Fresh’ rating at RottenTomatoes.com.
“I hope showing films like Tomboy(U) will allow us to open up the conversation around gender and sexuality in a safe and tame manner…which is so important in terms of shaping the way that young people perceive the gender divide… had I seen this film as a young girl, I would have felt much more comfortable with how I wanted to be” – Sophie Broadgate, Project Coordinator, Signal Film & Media
Movie-lovers will not want to miss this rare opportunity to see this acclaimed French masterpiece from groundbreaking and controversial Director, Céline Sciamma, noted for her strikingly minimalist but stylish artistry. In France, the movie is now going to be shown in primary and secondary schools, as part of their program regarding cinema, after Sciamma received a lot of testimonies and thanks from parents.
Tickets are available online at signalfilmandmedia.co.uk/signalcinema or you can pop in to Signal’s offices at Cooke’s Studios, 104 Abbey Rd (next door to The Duke of Edinburgh).
“ Sciamma tells a modern story about gender that is universal. The reason it works is because it is so well-written, so well directed and so well acted. The actress who plays Laure (…) is a revelation.” – IndieWire Magazine
Bar and refreshments are available to purchase.
Pre-booking recommended 01229 838592
SIGNAL CINEMA, 104 ABBEY ROAD, BARROW