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Film, Sat 28 Oct 2017, £3.50-£5

David

David

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2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain. To celebrate, Towner presents a series of screenings and events to explore the last fifty years of LGBT+ experiences in the UK.

Telling the story of a young man struggling to come out, David is Homosexual was originally made, on a shoestring budget, as an educational film for the Lewisham brand of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality by director Wilfred Avery, back in the late ‘70s.

Only recently has the film begun to enjoy a revival: last year Peter Scott-Presland, official historian for the CHE, rediscovered the footage and passed it onto the British Film Institute, where the film has been cleaned up, digitised and placed in the library.

“As a portrait of suburban Britain in the middle of the 70s and a portal into the gay mindset of the time, it is riveting. The moustache count in the film, for both gay and straight men, is inevitably high.” – Paul Flynn, The Guardian

The film will be followed by a discussion between Wilfred Avery’s partner, Eastbourne-local Ray Crossley, who was also involved in the making of the film; Dave Belton, the film’s cameraman; and Simon McCallum, film archivist from the British Film Institute.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 Oct 2017 14:30

Prices

Tickets: £5 / 3.50 concessions & Towner Members

Contact

Towner Art Gallery

01323 434670

Address

Devonshire Park,
College Road,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex,
BN21 4JJ

Location

Directions

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Map reference: OA 611838  Lat: 50.76272 Long: 0.28297

Towner is 10 minute walk / 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne station. Follow Gildredge Road, cross over South Street and Furness Road, and continue on to College Road. Towner is situated at the end of the road at the left, where College Road meets Carlisle Road.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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