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Victim (Free Members’ Screening) 15

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Basil Dearden, UK, 1961, 100m.

This film was proposed by our member John McKay. To propose your own screening, log into your members’ account to visit the Members’ Area. We also show members’ choice selections as regular ticketed screenings.

Basil Dearden’s groundbreaking drama was one of the first films to address homophobia head-on, a cry of protest against British laws forbidding homosexuality.

Hiding in plain sight, the gay community of 1960s London call Soho their home. This cloistered community lives in fear of persecution and under the shadow of blackmail; in a world where gossip spreads through whispered conversations and meaningful glances in crowded bars, where compromising photographs circulate in anonymous envelopes, and where young men are found dead in mysterious circumstances.

Enter Melville Farr: a successful barrister - and a married man - who is drawn into a murder enquiry involving a former acquaintance. As Farr finds himself increasingly implicated in the case, he becomes determined to catch those responsible and refuses to meekly accept his peers' pact of silence and role as victim.

Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price

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  • Great, I was going to watch this again a few week ago and now I learn there’s a free members screening? Whoop! This really is an excellent little thriller and well worth peoples time. The director, Basil Dearden, really is an unsung hero of post-war British cinema 👍

    • Hi Gerard,

      It’s so lovely to see your enthusiasm about this members’ choice! If you haven’t secured a ticket yet, I would strongly recommend checking the website regularly. I’m planning on sending a reminder email to all ticket holders tomorrow, so I would expect some cancellations to come in after that, which will be released online again. Hope…[Read more]