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Exploring Queer themes on The Big Screen

March 2018: The Ice King (2018)

Director: James Erskine
Cast: N/A
Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 89 minutes 

Genre: Biopic, dance
Language: English

John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal. Toxic yet charming; rebellious yet elitist; emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy; ferociously ambitious yet bent on self-destruction, this is a man forever on the run: from his father’s ghost, his country, and even himself. Above all, an artist and an athlete whose body, sometimes against his will, became a political battlefield.

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Thursday 8th March, 6.30pm