New This Weekend: I Used to Be Funny and In A Violent Nature

June 14, 15 & 20

Friday June 14 @ 7pm: Special Kingston Pride screening of But I’m a Cheerleader, sponsored by Resolve Counselling Services Kingston. The first 30 attendees will get a free small popcorn! (Buy Tickets Online)

The Director’s Cut! Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn’t that crazy about him. So she’s stunned when her parents decide she’s gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham.

The film manages to take these dark feelings of shame and confusion, of family rejection and religious persecution and betrayal, and make it funny and cool and even a little romantic.

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What makes But I’m A Cheerleader so emotionally affecting is that despite the cotton-candy exterior, the film never lets its audience forget that these are people undergoing a traumatic experience.

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Series
Genre
Comedy
Runtime 91 minutes (Director's Cut)
Rated 14A
Directed By Jamie Babbit
Starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams... and RuPaul!!!
Language English
Country
USA

Showtimes

Thu, Jun

20
6:00 pm

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