9:30pm - Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Experience Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (CANDYMAN) and George Mackay (1917) in the jaw-dropping queer revenge thriller from visionary directors Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping in FEMME.

With his performances as Aphrodite Banks, Jules has a place among London's celebrated drag artists. One night after a show, he steps out to get some cigarettes and is brutally attacked by a man , out with a gang of his friends. Although Jules is able to recover physically, he withdraws from the outside world, traumatized. Months later, he recognizes his attacker by chance in a gay sauna. Without make-up and wrapped only in a towel, Jules is able to approach the other man incognito and find out who he is. He begins an affair with the closeted Preston, with a plan to take his revenge.

"A thrilling, transgressive, erotic thriller." (Screen Daily)

"An uncompromising fusion of genre fireworks and measured, thoughtful character study." (Variety)

"As a thriller it absolutely works, but as a film that speaks to a very real thing, it's even better." (FilmWeek)

"The film avoids a cut-and-dried triumphalism for something more slippery and, perhaps, more meaningful, too..." (New York Times)

"Sexually charged and riddled with tension, 'Femme' redresses the noir genre and may leave audiences biting their nails to the nub." (Rotten Tomatoes)

Tuesday, May 7
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

FEMME (Sam H. Freeman, Ng Choon Ping, 2023 / 100 mins / 18A) Follows Jules, who is targeted in a horrific homophobic attack, destroying his life and career. Some time after that event he encounters Preston, one of his attackers, in a gay sauna. He wants revenge.

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