OFFA/Unobstructed View/Shout Factory and Film.ca Cinemas are proud to present the CANADIAN PREMIERE OF MISBEHAVIOUR attended by Miss World 1970, Jennifer Hosten, who will sign her recently released book which inspired the film, How I entered a Pageant and Wound Up Making History, followed by a Q&A after each film. The publisher will have copies of the books for sale at the theatre. Purchase by credit card only.
Tickets: $25 each + tax includes $10 donation to I Am a Girl Canada
Misbehaviour (2020) is a sensational, British comedy directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, from a screenplay by Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayn. The film stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear. This true story focuses on a group of women who disrupted the 1970 Miss World competition in London, England, hosted by comedian Bob Hope. 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 (Jennifer Hosten) 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 Lowthorpe 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, three screenings, 7 pm, 7:30 pm and 7:50 pm. Event includes Q&A with the subject of the film, Jennifer Hosten (Miss World 1970), as well as Director Philippa Lowthorpe and other cast TBC (ALL SCREENINGS will have a pre-taped Q&A only due to time restrictions). Jennifer Hosten will also be present to sign her recently released book at Film.ca before and after the screenings.
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