Thursday Pictures – THE DANISH GIRL

Thursday 2 June 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Swan Song, the planned film for June, has been delayed.

The Thursday Pictures screening for 2 June 2022 is The Danish Girl.

Set in early 1920s Copenhagen, The Danish Girl is a fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Einar and Gerda Wegener. The two share a happy marriage, both working as artists, and while Einar receives acclaim for his landscapes, Gerda has not had much critical success with her portraits. One day Gerda playfully asks Einar to fill in for one of her female models and pose for her wearing stockings and shoes. This leads to Einar exploring his feminine side, which Gerda sees as fun, but becomes life-changing for Einar, who begins to realise that in reality he is ‘Lili’, a woman trapped in a man’s body, and that his real, true self should start living as a woman. 

The foundation of Lili and Gerda’s relationship evolves as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey despite prejudice, discrimination and public outcry. Lili tries to live her life to the full and undergoes highly experimental sex reassignment surgery that would make Lili Elbe a notable transgender pioneer.

The Danish Girl screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 2 June 2022 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown. 2015 Rated M 1hr 55min.

$10 entry for guests or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments after the screening.

Screenings will follow the current Victorian State Government Covid-19 regulations.
NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

For more information, contact thursdaypictures@gmail.com

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