THE GOLD DIGGERS (35mm)U

THE GOLD DIGGERS (35mm)

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  • Sun 17 Jul
  • 85 minutes
  • Director: Sally Potter
  • Cast: Julie Christie, Colette Laffont, David Gale, Siobhan Davies
  • UK (1983)

Synopsis

Presented in partnership with Club Des Femmes. Introduced by So Mayer, Club Des Femmes & Melanie Iredale, Birds’ Eye View.


Sally Potter’s ground-breaking debut explores themes of power in relation to capitalism and sexuality from a feminist and collaborative perspective.


THE GOLD DIGGERS was written and produced by Lindsay Cooper, Rose English and Sally Potter, and made with an all-women crew, all of whom were on equal pay.


Featuring ‘swinging sixties’ icon Julie Christie and Colette Laffont as two star crossed lovers, this musical and comic adventure tells of their inter-connected quests to understand the nature of money and the feminine ideal in a story that simultaneously subverts and sends up the Hollywood narrative.


+ short film ARE YOU STILL WATCHING? by Sissy Screens: Tali Polichtuk & Kitty Chrystal (Australia 2021, 6’)

Forced into near-isolation during Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown, 20-year old Jamie keeps themselves entertained bingeing on queer film and TV. What begins as mere escapism turns sensual when they start having sexual delusions involving their favourite queer characters. Fantasy and reality merge as they recount their erotic encounters to their physician and receive an unusual diagnosis. Are You Still Watching? captures lockdown boredom and being perpetually horny and the emancipatory power of the queer imagination, told through vibrant animation.



Presented in partnership with Club Des Femmes.

The film will be shown in 35mm.


Birds Eye View’s QUEERIOUS programme explores a multitude of desires on screen in ways we all too rarely see in cinema. Through stories of sexual (re)awakenings and queer love through a feminist lens, the season aims to help us to question, learn and enjoy our sexual selves.


QUEERIOUS is part of Film Feels Curious, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk.