A girl needs wheels

It’s almost time for The Eclectic Cinema to begin … Things kick off on Monday evening, Jan 24, at Cheltenham Playhouse, with Charlie Chaplin’s MODERN TIMES. This is Chaplin’s brilliant satirical comedy from 1936, exploring the changes to the world of work – employment and unemployment – during the Great Depression. Chaplin directed the film and is its star, alongside his wife-to-be Paulette Goddard. He also composed the musical score. It will be great to see this film on the big screen again in a new, pristine restoration.

Biker chicks

Then, on Wednesday evening, Jan 26, we have a fascinating documentary about the ground-breaking lesbian magazine Curve. It started in the US in 1990, but soon went global. Founded by Frances ‘Franco’ Stevens, it was funded with her credit cards and a win on the horses. Thirty years later, after global success, the magazine, like many others, finds itself at a crossroads, and decisions must be made about how to develop it for the future in a much-changed environment. AHEAD OF THE CURVE tells the story of Curve.

Films are screened at Cheltenham Playhouse, starting at 19:30. Tickets are £7.50 and can be booked in advance, or purchased on the door – if there are any left! Please come along to either, or both, of the films next week.

Let’s get some alternative cinema going in Cheltenham by supporting The Eclectic Cinema! http://www.eclecticcinema.com

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