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*CANCELLED* Ahead of the Curve

Fri Sep 17, 19:45

Film, Screen 25, £9 / £5 con


Dir. Jen Rainin • 2021 • USA • 98 mins
Documentary • Cert 12a

With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. Ahead of the Curve tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine.

Decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold within the year and questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to the LGBTQ+ community. To forge a path forward, Franco reaches out to women working in today’s queer spaces to understand what queer women need today and how Curve can continue to serve the community.

Presented by Screen 25 in partnership with Fringe!






Venue address:
Harris Academy South Norwood
2 Cumberlow Avenue, London SE25 6AE

Find us through the school gates at the bottom of the road opposite the Tesco Express on South Norwood Hill.
We have a purpose-built auditorium with an 7m-wide screen, raked seating, high quality projection and a pop-up café/bar.

Step-free access is available via the main entrance. If you need to reserve a space for a wheelchair, please email in advance. 

Norwood Junction station is a 5-minute walk away, with regular trains to London Bridge (12 mins), London St Pancras (27 mins), London Victoria (37 mins), East Croydon (4 mins) as well as Overground links to Shoreditch and Islington.

Buses 196, 130, 410, 75, 197 and 312 stop nearby.

There is free car and bike parking available in the main school carpark, via the Cumberlow Avenue entrance (if arriving by car you will need to press the buzzer by the gate).

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