Monday 18th September 2017 at 8pm
Monday 2nd October 2017 at 8pm
Monday 16th October 2017 at 8pm

The Children’s Hour

We have partnered with Aldeburgh Cinema for a series of screenings related to our Queer Talk exhibition.

William Wyler’s classic adaptation of Lillian Hellman’s 1934 play centres around lifelong friends Martha (Shirley MacLaine) and Karen (Audrey Hepburn) who run a boarding school for girls. When an unruly child, Mary (Karen Balkin), is punished for lying, she concocts a story that Karen and Martha are having a lesbian relationship. When the story spreads, parents withdraw their children from the school and the friends’ subsequent lawsuit for libel begins to unravel as popular opinion turns against them.

12A. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine. 108 mins. USA 1962.

Venue address

Aldeburgh Cinema, 51 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AU

Sunday 15th October 2017 at 5pm
Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 7.30pm

God’s Own Country

Trapped by the loneliness of daily life on his family’s farm, Johnny (Josh O’Connor) indulges in binge-drinking and casual sex to alleviate the pain. But when handsome Romanian farmhand (Alec Secareanu) arrives, Johnny’s world is turned upside down. God’s Own Country is a stunning ode to love and life, filled with hope for a better future.

15. Directed by Francis Lee. Starring Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart and Gemma Jones. 104 mins. UK 2017.

Monday 30th October 2017 at 8pm
Monday 13th November 2017 at 8pm
Monday 27th November 2017 at 8pm


We have partnered with Aldeburgh Cinema for a series of screenings related to our Queer Talk exhibition.

Set amidst the decadence and terror of pre-war Fascist Germany, the multi award-winning Bent is above all a powerful and moving love story. Recounting the fate of three homosexual men during the rise of Nazism, the film is a harrowing but inspirational tale of struggle against oppression. With a stellar cast, including Sir Ian McKellen, Clive Owen and Mick Jagger, and a score by Phillip Glass, this is truly unmissable.

12A. Directed by Sean Mathias. Starring Ian McKellen, Clive Owen. 105 mins. UK 1997.

Friday 24th November 2017 at 2pm

Britten and Pears’ letters, and Reflections on Queer Talk

A discovery session led by Lucy Walker exploring the correspondence between Britten and Pears with BPF’s Nicholas Clark and Vicki Stroeher (editors of My Beloved Man: the Letters of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears). With Steve Boyce of LGBT History Month, we will also look back over the impact of our Queer Talk exhibition and at how the UK as a whole has marked the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Please note that though the site is closed to the public, the exhibition will be open for participants of this event.


Monday 4th December 2017 at 8pm
Monday 11th December 2017 at 8pm
Monday 18th December 2017 at 8pm

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

We have partnered with Aldeburgh Cinema for a series of screenings related to our Queer Talk exhibition.

The latest offering from acclaimed Israeli filmmaking duo Tomer and Barak Heymann, Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? is a tender insight in to the life of a gay Jewish man and his reconciliation with the family who once rejected him.

At the age of 21 Saar Maoz arrived in the UK after being kicked out of his religious Kibbutz. Following the highs and lows that accompanied his newfound freedom Saar discovered an alternative family with The London Gay Men’s Chorus. After 19 years, Saar has reached out to his conservative Israeli family in an attempt at reconciliation. Now his parents are coming to visit…

15. Directed by Barak Heymann and Tomer Heymann. 85 mins. IL 2016. In Hebrew and English with English subtitles.

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