Prick Up Your Ears
DIRECTOR: STEPHEN FREARS
CAST: GARY OLDMAN, ALFRED MOLINA, VANESSA REDGRAVE
A landmark film of queer love in Britain, based on the life and shocking death of playwright Joe Orton (What the Butler Saw, Loot), Stephen Frears’ freewheeling follow-up to his groundbreaking My Beautiful Launderette is back for its thirtieth anniversary. In flashbacks, the volatile relationship between a successful Orton and his lover with writer’s block Kenneth Halliwell (Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina, never better) grows increasingly desperate, while they also negotiate the mores of 1960s society as a couple. Prick Up Your Ears has outlaw pluck and humor that’s a sustained rebel yell of passion and tragedy.
A Park Circus release
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