U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Georgia Oakley
Cast: Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday
Duration: 97 mins
“★★★★★ – convinces minutely, with every moody needle-drop and stiff drinks-party exchange, as a period piece about terror, ostracisation and betrayal” – Daily Telegraph
"★★★★ – a gorgeously presented, stirringly performed slice of British queer history" – Empire
Jean is a PE teacher in a secondary school in Newcastle. Having suffered a failed straight marriage, she begins to become comfortable in her sexuality.
Before she has the chance to develop into an out and proud lesbian, Margaret Thatcher’s despised Section 28 legislation looms over the country, forcing Jean to live a double life fearing profound consequences.
A fearless and defiant BAFTA-nominated debut from British director Georgia Oakley, capturing the sight, sound and mood of the 80s through both intimate character study and wide social commentary.
PLEASE NOTE: The screening on 22 Feb was scheduled to feature an introduction from Prof Claire Monk, De Montfort University. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond out control, there will no longer be an introduction before the screening. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.