Queer Screens

 Andrew Haigh's 'Weekend'

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LT1 - Queen's Building, Queen's Drive

26th February 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Running time: (film) 97 min

Age: 18+

Screening of Andrew Haigh's 2011 film

Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
Queens Building
University of Exeter
Queens Drive

Weekend follows Russell (newcomer Tom Cullen, Best Actor winner at Nashville), who, after randomly picking up artist Glen (Chris New) at a nightclub on a Friday night, unexpectedly spends most of the next 48 hours with him in bedrooms and bars, telling stories and having sex, while developing a connection that will resonate throughout their lives. This affecting and naturalistic romance is beautifully realised, earning comparisons to Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise" in its exploration of how two people can come together only briefly, yet impact each other in a profound way.

Part of Queer Screens, a series of LGBTQ+ films programmed and introduced by Dr Joao Florencio (Art History and Visual Culture).

Free entry.  No booking necessary.

Contact: j.florencio@exeter.ac.uk