Trail & District Arts Council’s MONDAY CINEMA
at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail.
Monday, November 27th @ 4 pm
Doors open at 3:30 pm
$12/person – No assigned seating. Only 143 seats available.
In 1988, a closeted teacher is pushed to the brink when a new student threatens to expose her sexuality.
Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government is about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, forcing Jean, a gym teacher, to live a double life. As pressure mounts from all sides, the arrival of a new girl at school catalyses a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.
Bridging times past with issues that are still current, Blue Jean resonates intellectually and emotionally thanks to thoughtful direction and authentic performances.
95% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director: Georgia Oakley / Cast: Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday / Country: UK / Length: 1 hr 37 mins / Language: English / Genre: Drama, History / Rating: PG.
Monday Cinema is presented by Trail and District Arts Council and screens at The Royal Theatre, 1597 Bay Avenue, Trail.
All films begin at 4:00 pm.
Tickets $12 at tickets.trail-arts.com or call the Box Office at 250-368-9669 Monday to Friday from 12-4 pm.
Only 143 tickets are available for this screening.
If tickets are available, they will go on sale at the venue 30 minutes before the screening.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.
The Monday Cinema series is part of the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit and proudly supported by Wellington Altus Private Wealth Management and MP Wealth Advisory.
Other films in the Fall Monday Cinema series are:
Oct 16 The Miracle Club – There’s just one dream for the women of Ballygar: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes. A quietly feminist film that honors the invisible labor of women, the complexities of motherhood, and the belief that change is possible.
Oct 23: Something You Said Last Night – After being fired from her job, an aspiring mid-twentys trans woman and writer accompanies her Canadian-Italian family on vacation as she struggles to balance independence with the comfort of being taken care of.
Oct 30: Past Lives – Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are separated after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York to confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.
Nov 6: The Eight Mountains – An epic journey of friendship and self-discovery set in the breathtaking Italian Alps, following the profound, complex relationship between Pietro and Bruno over four decades.
Nov 20: Little Richard: I Am Everything – Through a wealth of archive footage we see Richard’s complicated life story as interviews with family, musicians, and cutting-edge Black and queer scholars look at a career and life that pinballs between God, sex and rock n’ roll.
Nov 27: Blue Jean – Based around the passing of homophobic laws in Thatcher’s England the film looks at these issues from the viewpoint of a closeted lesbian who has to choose between her job as a teacher and her identity.
Dec 4 – TBA
Dec 11: The Lesson – When a young author takes a tutoring position at the estate of his idol, a legendary writer, he soon realizes that he is ensnared in a web of family secrets, resentment, and retribution.