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Cinema Day: Peter Pan
Aug 26 @ 1:30 pm

This event is part of Cinema Day, an initiative by Film Hub NI to celebrate cinema and film across Northern Ireland. All details can be found at www.filmhubni.org

Join us for a relaxed screening of the classic animated fantasy adventure Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up!
Dress-up is welcomed and expect a surprise appearance or two from some of your favourite characters from the film.
Aimed at young audiences of children and their families, as well as people with learning disabilities, this screening will be autism-friendly, with lights a little brighter and the sound a little quieter than a normal cinema, with plenty of space to move around. Our Black Moon Film Club team will be managing the event on the day, so go say hello!

Doors 1:30pm Starts 1:45pm

OUTBURST ARTS presents CINEMA DAY: MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm

OUTBURST ARTS presents

CINEMA DAY:

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO

Monday 26th August

6pm

Black Box

£4

Outburst queers up Cinema Day with a special screening of the 1991 cult classic My Own Private Idaho, starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves.

Directed by queer auteur Gus Van Sant and based (very loosely) on Shakespeare’s Henry plays, it’s an avant garde road movie about two teenage street hustlers, Mike (Phoenix), a narcoleptic gay drifter in search of love and belonging, and Scott (Reeves) his cocksure rich-kid side kick who’s just slumming it ‘til his trust fund kicks in. With career best performances by the two leads and one of the most achingly vulnerable unrequited love scenes in cinema, My Own Private Idaho was landmark film in the New Queer Cinema movement, an early 1990s explosion of unapologetically daring queer-themed indie film making.

It’s our perfect pick to fit with Cinema Day’s Youth theme, not only because of its brilliant portrayal of youthful queer desire and longing but also because it marked the emergence of a fresh, young, bold approach to queer storytelling that paved the way for a new generation of LGBTQ+ directors.

Supported by Film Hub NI

Cinema Day-Drop Dead Fred
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm

We have selected two films, shown back to back that explore our connections and obsession with youth.

7:00PM-Drop Dead Fred, tells the story of a young woman (Phoebe Cates) who finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood (Rik Mayall).

9:00PM- In The Picture of Dorian Gray a corrupt young man (Hurd Hatfield) somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Enjoy these films in the relaxed environment of the Green Room, bar open throughout.

 

Cinema Day- The Picture of Dorian Gray
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm

We have selected two films, shown back to back that explore our connections and obsession with youth.

7:00PM-Drop Dead Fred, tells the story of a young woman (Phoebe Cates) who finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood (Rik Mayall).

9:00PM- In The Picture of Dorian Gray a corrupt young man (Hurd Hatfield) somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Enjoy these films in the relaxed environment of the Green Room, bar open throughout.

Contact us

The Black Box & Green Room Café
18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

Registered Charity No: NIC100983

Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Film Hub NI BFI Cinema Children In Need