Oxford Pride presents: The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert15

Directed by Stephan Elliott | Australia | 1994 | 1h 43m | Starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Bill Hunter, Rebel Penfold-Russell

When drag queen Anthony decides to take his act on the road, he invites fellow drag performer Adam and trans woman Bernadette to join him. Traveling in their colourful bus, Priscilla, the trio journeys across the Australian desert, performing for local audiences. This pioneering LGBTQ+ gem, a funny and intensely lovable road-trip comedy, gained international acclaim in 1994 for its positive portrayal of the LGBTQ+ community and remains a cult classic to this day.

Screening in partnership with Oxford Pride.

Reviews

‘It’s a tremendous film that was ahead of its time on LGBTQ issues and, in some ways, is ahead of ours.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘A very human drama, well acted, and very good fun!’
★★★★
Victoria Luxford, BBC

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Sunday 23 June

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What else is on?

Today (Monday 17th June)

18:00

Army of Shadows 12A
2h 25m | French w/ English subtitles
A group of French resistance fighters battle against the Nazis in German-controlled Marseilles as well as suspicion amongst their own ranks in Jean-Pierre Melville's gripping wartime thriller.

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21:00

Slow 15
1h 48m | Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
A dancer and a sign language interpreter redefine what intimacy means for their relationship when one of them reveals that they are asexual in this award-winning Lithuanian drama.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!