Victor / Victoria
Date: Saturday 22 April
Time: 19:30 hrs
Venue: Waterside 3 at Watershed
Dir: Blake Edwards
1982, USA, 134mins. Cert: 15
With an introduction from the award-winning performer, filmmaker and playwright Malaika Kegode
Jazz Age Paris is the setting for this quadruple Oscar-winning screwball musical comedy, part derived from a 1933 script, in which Julie Andrews plays a down-on-her-luck opera singer who is persuaded by a gay drag artist friend (Robert Preston) to pretend to be a man pretending to be a woman to get high-paying work as a female impersonator in a nightclub.
There, the ‘woman’ wins the love of a macho Chicago businessman (James Garner) who shocks his associates by wanting to continue the romance even after he learns ‘she’ is a ‘man’. With an introduction from Malaika Kegode. “A work of dry wit, high slapstick, black despair, romantic warmth, and penetrating intelligence” – David Kehr, Chicago Tribune.