Alphabet Soup back with “Bound”
Katoomba LGBTIQ film night Alphabet Soup Cinema returns this weekend with another cracking queer film.
Bound, the 1996 lesbian favourite, will screen at the Carrington Hotel this Saturday, November 14.
The first feature film directed by the Wachowskis (who went on to make The Matrix trilogy, V For Vendetta and Cloud Atlas, among others), the movie will screen at 8pm.
As usual, the screening room will open an hour beforehand, for drinks and socialising from 7pm – with guests also welcome to stay afterwards for cocktails and catch-ups.
Tickets ($5 concession; $10 general admission) include the film screening, a complimentary glass of bubbly and nibbles. Ten per cent of ticket proceeds go to Pink Mountains.
Bound focuses on Violet (Jennifer Tilly), who escapes her mafioso boyfriend and begins a relationship with alluring ex-con Corky (Gina Gershon), with whom she hatches a scheme to steal $2 million of mafia money.
A landmark of queer cinema, it was one of the first films to depict a lesbian relationship without their sexuality being central to the plot.
Widely praised by critics, it won the 1997 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film (Wide Release) – and led to Jennifer and Gina’s MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Kiss!
Alphabet Soup Cinema is an LGBTIQ film night and social event held on the second Saturday of each month. For future films and updates, refer to the Alphabet Soup Cinema Eventbrite page:
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Bookings to Bound are essential. To reserve your seat, visit: www.alphabetsoupcinema.eventbrite.com