The VITO Project is delighted to present Heavenly Creatures, a 1994 New Zealand psychological thriller directed by Peter Jackson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with his partner, Fran Walsh, based on a real story. The film features Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet in their screen debuts. The screening will be followed by an open discussion with Helen Oakleigh, performer, writer and film maker, and Pamela Johnson, retired teacher and ardent cinephile.
Heavenly Creatures tells the darkly compelling true tale of an obsessive relationship between two teenage girls in 1950s Christchurch. Based on true events, the lavishly-filmed hypnotic escapade recounts the friendship of outsider Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) with the beautiful Juliet (Kate Winslet). Sharing a passion for literature and art, the two quickly develop an uncomfortably intense relationship, bonded together by a shared fantasy land that they will go to any lengths, no matter how repellent, to conserve.
Doors to the cafe/bar will open at 6pm for a 7pm screening. Come early to secure a seat as it can get very busy and we do not take bookings. The doors to the Cinema will be shut once capacity is reached.
This is a free screening but donations at the door are encouraged
Cinema Museum: 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH