Prick Up Your Ears

WED 15 FEB, 2017, 7pm FREE by ticket

30th Anniversary Screening

Prick Up Your Ears (UK, 1987) 105mins

Directed by Stephen Frears
Writers: Alan Bennett (screenplay), John Lahr (based on the biography by)
Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave

The story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while the two begin a relationship, it’s fairly obvious that it’s not all about sex. Orton loves the dangers of bath-houses and liaisons in public restrooms; Halliwell, not as charming or attractive as Orton, doesn’t fare so well in those environs. While both long to become writers, it is Orton who achieves fame – his plays “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” and “Loot” become huge hits in London of the sixties, and he’s even commissioned to write a screenplay for the Beatles. But Orton’s success takes him farther from Halliwell, whose response ended both his life and the life of the up-and-coming playwright.

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Part of LGBT History Month Scotland