Film Screening and Q&A: Wild Side
19.00 at The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, London W1B 2UW
"Jules & Jim for the new millennium” – Russell Edwards, Variety
“Lifshitz successfully maneuvers his trio of outcasts toward a state of grace: His vision of misfit utopianism, in its own quiet way, is as defiant as anything in Fassbinder.” – Dennis Lim, Village Voice
Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival and L.A. Outfest, Wild Side tells the story of Stéphanie, a trans sex worker, called back to her past life by her dying mother in deep rural France. She is joined by her makeshift family of lovers, Russian clandestine night-worker Mikhail and childlike hustler Jamel and once there begins to unravel some of the childhood events that have made her the person she is today. The frayed threads of this trio’s lives are spun into a non-linear tapestry that assesses their fractured senses of family, nationality, sexuality and gender.
Directed by Sébastien Lifshitz, whose photography collection forms the current exhibition Under Cover: A Secret History Of Cross – Dressers.
Following the screening, Lifshitz is joined in conversation by journalist and writer Juliet Jacques.
£12/£11 members & concessions. TPG Members should book the 'Associate cardholders' rate at Regent St Cinema.
Ticket price includes entrance to Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers at any time before the exhibition closes. Please retain your ticket to gain admission to the gallery before 3 Jun.
Organised in collaboration with The Regent Street Cinema as part of an ongoing partnership exploring the relationship between photography and film.