Tyneside Cinema will be hosting a rare screening of BREAK MY FALL (Dir: Kanchi Wichmann): one of the films from the Scottish Queer International Film Festival’s touring programme, curated around the theme of Queer Women in Love.
Liza is hovering precariously between change and self-destruction – between leaving her failing relationship with girlfriend Sally and finding success with their band, Blanket. Sally is working in an unfulfilling job and clinging to fantasies of a better life, ignoring the chaos around her. Their best friends are Vin, a rent boy who is secretly in love with Sally, and Jamie, who works nights at a gay cabaret bar and longs to find a nice man to settle down with. On the three days leading up to Liza’s 25th birthday, things finally come to a head and the four are plunged into an emotional meltdown.
BREAK MY FALL is set on the pulsating streets of East London, with a soundtrack featuring Micachu, Peggy Sue, and Scout Niblett.
"It’s the most honest, raw, lovingly crafted film of its kind to show up this year, and powerful enough to knock even the most stalwart viewer out of any sense of complacency." Afterellen
The film will be followed by a discussion with Dr Julie Scanlon, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature, Gender and Sexuality, and Dr Jacky Collins, Senior Lecturer in Film and TV, both at the University of Northumbria.
BREAK MY FALL (Dir: Kanchi Wichmann, Country: UK, Year: 2011, 107 mins, Format: DVD)
When: Thursday 03 December 8.00pm – c.10.00pm
Where: Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG
Tickets are available from Tyneside Cinema’s box office, on 0845 217 9909 or in person.
This screening is part of BFI Love, in partnership with Plusnet.