Pride at the Pictures

A Season of LGBT Classics at the Grove

An extraordinary performance by Dirk Bogarde grounds this intense, sobering indictment of early-sixties social intolerance and sexual puritanism. Bogarde plays Melville Farr, a married barrister who is one of a large group of closeted London men who become targets of a blackmailer. Basil Dearden’s unmistakably political taboo buster was one of the first films to address homophobia head-on, a cry of protest against British laws forbidding homosexuality.

Victim was the first English-language film to use the word 'homosexual'. 

Starring Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms and Dennis Price.

Directed by Basil Dearden

1961, 100 minutes

Tickets from £5

Friends £4

Friday, 9th October, 8pm 

Bar from 7pm

The Grove Theatre

Eastbourne Library

Grove Road


BN21 4TL

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