The Birdcage15

Directed by Mike Nichols | USA | 1995 | 1h 59m | Starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen partner put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his conservative soon-to-be in-laws. A remake of the 1978 French film La Cage aux Folles, Mike Nichols’ comedy stills stands out as a celebratory touchstone of queer cinema thanks to its charismatic performances and smartly written screenplay by Elaine May.

Reviews

‘An American remake with plenty of new pizazz.’
Janet Maslin, New York Times

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Joyland 15
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Tomorrow (Tuesday 21st March)

18:00

The Quiet Girl 12A
1h 35m | Irish Gaelic w/ English subtitles
Poignant Irish-language film, adapted from Claire Keegan’s acclaimed short story, about a young girl sent to live on a farm with foster parents for the summer.

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Broker 12A
2h 9m | Korean w/ English subtitles
A typically offbeat and moving road-trip drama from acclaimed Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters), starring award-winning South Korean actor Song Kang-ho (Parasite).

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