Criminal Acts: Prick Up Your Ears
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Stephen Frears
110 min
First aired
Start Date
09 Aug 2017
Start Time

To mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, Picturehouse@FACT are exploring our collective past through a season of exceptional British movies.

Prick Up Your Ears
Director: Stephen Frears. Starring: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina. UK 1987. 110 mins.

Stephen Frears and screenwriter Alan Bennett depict the realities of gay life in ’60s London in this classic ’80s drama. Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina star as controversial playwright Joe Orton and his partner Kenneth Halliwell. As Orton scales literary heights and Halliwell struggles to keep up, they descend into an increasingly tumultuous relationship, with devastating consequences.