Morpeth Cinema – Misbehaviour (2020, 12A)
November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morpeth Community Cinema – all tickets for ‘Misbehaviour’ are priced £6, and available in advance only from Chantry TIC / GMDT office, or online through Ticketsource. No tickets will be sold on the door.
Please note this film is being screened at St James Community Centre. We kindly request that face masks are worn, and social distancing observed – many thanks. To ensure your viewing comfort we recommend bringing a cushion!
2020, cert 12A, running time: 1 hour 46 mins
Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Writers: Rebecca Frayn, Gaby Chiappe
Starring: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama.
“We’re not beautiful, we’re not ugly, we’re angry.”
That was the slogan of the Women’s Liberation activists who set out to disrupt the Miss World pageant of 1970. Their shenanigans made front-page news around the world. Bob Hope was the Master of Ceremonies, baffled at finding himself the center of a firestorm of feminist anger. While the protests got the most ink, the pageant was hounded by other geopolitical controversies, most significantly from anti-apartheid activists (allowing South Africa to compete was seen as condoning the racist regime). To complicate matters further, and breaking with pageant tradition while reinforcing the racial divide, two women were chosen from South Africa, one white, and one black (the second competed under the name “Africa South”). A group of women throwing flour bombs onto the stage and freaking out meant Bob Hope may have seemed like the least controversial aspect of the pageant. “Misbehaviour,” is an attempt to tell this complicated intersectional story, and it does so with a comedic light-hearted style, sometimes appropriate, but sometimes inadequate to the possibilities inherent in the real-life event.