Pride on Screen: Some Like It Queer
Fri 19th Jul 2019 @ 7:30 pm£5 – £7
Pride in Hull and Hull Independent Cinema present: Some Like It Queer
Billy Wilder | 1959 | USA | Cert 12A | 121 mins
Kick-off your Pride weekend with the classic drag comedy SOME LIKE IT HOT starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Before the screening, we’ll discuss the film’s influence on drag in popular culture and the state of drag queens (and kings!) in 2019. Celebrations will continue after the film, so come in your best Hollywood glamour drag!
The pre-screening discussion will include SOME LIKE IT HOT expert David N Eldridge, Senior Lecturer in American Studies at Hull University, and Cheddar Gorgeous, member of Family Gorgeous and star of makeover series DRAG SOS which has its premiere on Tuesday 25 June on Channel 4.
The event will also feature appearances from local celebrity drag queens Fanny Nicentite, Regina Sparkles, Gloria Hole and Bobby Mandrell.
Two down on their luck jazz musicians find themselves out of a job and on the run after the police raid the speakeasy they perform in and they inadvertently stumble upon a gang war. With no money and nowhere to hide, a gig with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators at a Florida beach resort seems like the perfect getaway. There’s just one problem: the Syncopators are an all-female band, and Joe and Jerry aren’t women – yet.
Armed with some dodgy wigs and wobbly falsettos, Joe and Jerry manage to join the Syncopators, where they meet Sugar Kane: a hooch-swilling, ukulele-playing knockout with a soft spot for badboy saxophone players. Barely able to believe their good fortune, things start to go off the rails for the pair when they begin to attract unwanted attention from lecherous millionaires and some familiar faces show up at their hotel for a gathering of the country’s most dangerous criminals.
Awards and reviews
Winner – Best Costume Design, 1960 Academy Awards; Nominee – Best Actor, Best Director, Best Writing, 1960 Academy Awards; Winner – Best Comedy, Best Actress, Best Actor – 1960 Golden Globes
“Nobody’s perfect” is the last line but Wilder, Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe come pretty close. The pace is fast and the humour — especially Mr Lemmon’s — is often hilarious. It is pleasant to meet again such old familiars; and Miss Monroe, as always, is irresistible.” – The Guardian
“Wilder’s 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
SOME LIKE IT HOT is rated 12A. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
6:30pm: Doors open
7:30pm: Introductions, discussion. Main event: SOME LIKE IT HOT
Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
About Pride in Hull
Pride in Hull is the country’s largest free LGBT+ festival. It takes place on 20 July 2019, bigger, brighter, bolder and prouder than ever before. Say you’ll be there. Find out more at prideinhull.co.uk.
About Hull Independent Cinema
For full info on local charity Hull Independent Cinema and to purchase an annual membership card visit www.hullindependentcinema.com