Prick Up Your Ears

Showing Wed 30 Aug and Thu 31 Aug

Prick Up Your Ears
Stephen Frears
Country of origin and year
UK 1987
105 minutes
Rated 15 - Contains strong language and sex references.
Cast: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn, Julie Walters.

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Screenings from Wed 30 Aug

Day Screening times
Wed 30 Aug 11:10 Filmhouse screen 3 15:45 Filmhouse screen 3 18:10 Filmhouse screen 3    
Thu 31 Aug 13:30 Filmhouse screen 3 20:25 Filmhouse screen 3      
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Stephen Frears followed My Beautiful Laundrette with this often-overlooked gem, returning to mark its 30th anniversary. With an extraordinary screenplay by Alan Bennett, the film is based on theatre critic John Lahr's biography of the playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman), and it frames the story with scenes in which Lahr researches his life with Orton's literary agent (Vanessa Redgrave). Meeting at RADA, in an era when homosexuality was illegal, Orton falls in with older, faux-sophisticate Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina), whose jealousy over Joe's writing successes begins to poison their relationship...


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