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My Way: Gender and Identity in British Cinema

May 27, 2015 – June 28, 2015
The cinema can be attended free of charge if a ticket to the museum is purchased.

The Pera Museum, Meşrutiyet Cad 65, Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

The Pera Museum concludes its 2014–2015 film season with a programme that delves into gender and identity in British cinema, presented in the context of the Grayson Perry exhibition.

Fourteen films will be screened, including two three-part series on Grayson Perry: In the Best Possible Taste introduces audiences to Perry’s alter-ego, Claire, while Grayson Perry: Who Are You? shows the artist painting portraits of Britons facing a moment in their lives when they need to define who they are. Other highlights include Michael Winner’s 1983 remake of the classic film The Wicked Lady (which will also be screened), starring Faye Dunaway as a woman from a royal family who becomes a highway robber. Julian Jarrold’s 2005 feel-good comedy Kinky Boots tells the story of a footwear company that starts making stylish kinky boots for transvestites, while Geoffrey Sax’s Tipping the Velvet follows Nan, an ingénue who discovers a sexually charged world of male impersonators, actors and affluent women looking for female companionship in the usually controlled and corseted 1890s. And there’s much, more more.

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