What's on at Clapham Picturehouse - Out at Clapham
Diana Ross: Live in Central Park was originally directed by the award-winning Steve Binder, who along with Diana has put together a presentation that will feature never-before-seen footage, the best of the Central Park concert and inspired, heartfelt messages from the Ross family, including sons Ross and Evan and daughters Rhonda and Chudney, with Tracee Ellis Ross delivering a passionate introduction to the presentation capturing the magnitude of the event.
Highlighting the superstar status of Diana, together with archive footage it celebrates her three decade legacy and what made this unexpected turn of events and concert so iconic.
20.30Out at Clapham: A monthly celebration of LGBT cinema, in association with the Wandsworth LGBT Forum
Son of a Tutu: We are thrilled to welcome award winning cabaret sensation 'Son of a Tutu' who will be joining our resident host David Robson for a special introduction
Filmed over a period of ten years, this debut documentary chronicles trans filmmaker Jason Barker’s unorthodox journey to parenthood through an astonishingly intimate assemblage of home video footage.
When the film opens, Jason, assigned female at birth, has transitioned to male and is eager to become a father with his long-standing partner Tracey. Yet when the couple encounter a series of shattering medical setbacks, they are forced to radically rethink their plans. Jason makes the decision to stop taking testosterone, dismantling his sense of his own gender identity in order to try to carry their baby himself.
The film’s strength lies in its blending of the remarkable – transmasculine pregnancy, although becoming more common, has been rarely depicted on screen – with the comfortingly mundane. Rarely have illness, parenthood, and the consolation and trials of long-term relationships, been shown with such unflinching, raw truth. This is a tender and beautiful portrait about a family’s fears, pains, frustrations and, ultimately, joys.
Followed by a Q&A with director Jason Barker.