Cost: $10 - $12.
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Globe Cinema
617 8th Ave. S.W. Calgary
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Presented by Calgary Cinematheque as part of its Sexuality in Film series.

Calgary Cinematheque’s Sexuality in Film series concludes with a breezy, magical, visually resplendent tale of gender-bending social time travel. Based on the novel by Virginia Woolf, Orlando (1992) established British director Sally Potter as a daring cinematic force to be reckoned with and gave Tilda Swinton a role she was born to play. Seen through the eyes of a protagonist who switches between genders as if it was “no difference at all,” it’s a film about love, death, poetry, sex, childhood, and old age, set through 400 years of European history. It’s a subversive spectacle that uses history as a stage to play, tweak, and experiment with ideas of identity (sexual and otherwise), social construct, and art. And in offering a sumptuous and humorous exploration of mores, past and present (while featuring a few literary celebrity cameos), it fully rejects the notion that a period piece must be stuffy and formal. The modern cinema is all the better for it.

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