The Cinema Museum
2 Dugard Way
London, United Kingdom, SE11 4TH
This July, join Women & Cocaine and Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest as we collaborate and bring you the best of our worlds… A Queer Pre Code cinema classic!
We will be screening the Queerest of them all, Greta Garbo’s Queen Christina from 1933
It has been called the era’s most sophisticated examination of gender and identity.
Garbo’s masterpiece sees her play the bisexual Swedish monarch who was raised from birth as a boy. She hunts, she rides, she wears men’s clothes and kisses her lady in waiting. Referring to herself a King Christina, with her masculine gait and mannerisms, the Monarch is constantly mistaken for a male.
Bisexual Garbo was given creative control over the film, and it shows. She teases the audience and pushes the boundaries of gender, but heavy is the head that wears a crown and when she utters her most famous line “I shall die a bachelor” her earthy sexuality amidst the world of everyday human emotion and passion holds out the possibility of transcendence to the audience.
The film celebrates true love, in all its forms.
Long live the Queen!
Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.
There will be a discussion panel after the screening.
Seating is unallocated.
The venue is wheelchair access via a lift from the ground floor (with accessible loo) to the first floor (the screening room). There are a few disabled parking spaces directly outside the main door of the venue – please contact us to let us know if you need one. Service dogs welcome.
Unfortunately, this film screening does not have closed captions or audio description available.
Advance booking recommended using Outsavvy or Eventbrite, but a limited number of tickets will be available on the door on the day (CASH ONLY). £9 in advance / £10 on the door
The venue operates a small bar/cafe with basic snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine at very reasonable prices (CASH ONLY).
Please contact us if you have any additional requirements