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MISBEHAVIOUR

Length: 106 minutes
Rating: STC Subject To Classification

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OFFA/Unobstructed View/Film.ca Cinemas are proud to present the CANADIAN PREMIERE OF MISBEHAVIOUR with Miss World 1970 Jennifer Hosten for a book signing and Q&A to Follow the films!

Tickets: $25 each + tax includes $10 donation to I Am a Girl Canada

Misbehaviour (2020) is a feel-good British comedy directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, from a screenplay by Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayn, from a story by Frayn. The film stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear. The story focuses on a group of women who disrupted the 1970 Miss World competition, hosted by comedian Bob Hope, which took place in London, England. At that time Miss World was the most-watched TV show in the world with over 100 million viewers. Arguing that beauty competitions objectify women, the newly formed women's liberation movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. When the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. The film highlights important themes so relevant today: a global audience confronting the patriarchal ideals of the pageant, the subversion of the Western ideal of beauty, and Director Lowe also confronts issues of Racism faced by contestants. Definitely a film for our times with a message of liberation for women everywhere!

At Film.ca 23 September, two screenings, 7 pm and 730 pm. Event includes Q&A with the subject of the film, Jennifer Hosten (Miss World 1970) as well as a book signing at Film.ca. The books will be available for sale at the theatre from the publisher as well.


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