Working Girl (1988)

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Hyde Park Picture House
73 Brudenell Rd
Leeds LS6 1JD
Adults £7.80 / Concessions £6.30 / Members £5.50
Working Girl (1988) @ Hyde Park Picture House | England | United Kingdom

Alongside An Officer and a Gentleman, Working Girl was one of the fabulous 80s romances on the list of films which inspired God’s Own Country director Francis Lee. With power performances by Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver (not to mention good old Harrison as the love interest) Working Girl is a fun romance with a clear message about finding one self. It’s also got one of Joan Cusack’s greatest ‘best friend’ turns. What’s not to love?

DIRECTOR: Mike Nichols
DETAILS: US, 1988, 113mins, 15
STARRING: Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford
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Every February the UK celebrates LGBT History Month and we like to curate a season of films to mark the occasion. This year we decided to use as a jumping off point one of our favourite love stories of 2017, God’s Own Country. God’s Own Country won great acclaim in 2017 on the festival circuit with awards at both Berlin and Sundance. It was also a firm favourite amongst everyone here at the Picture House. While the depth of the film’s narrative clearly struck a chord with many I think the key to its success was how well it captured love in glorious, messy, passionate, and tender technicolour. Consequently, it’s perhaps unsurprising that when we asked the Director of the film, Francis Lee, what films inspired his feature debut, he gave us a fabulous list of 80s romances, all big hair and washed denim, alongside some of the best in contemporary Queer British cinema. From this longlist we have selected My Beautiful Laundrette (1984) and Working Girl (1988) to play alongside Gods Own Country and two of our other explorations of romantic love, Call My By Your Name (2017) and Carol (2015). As a group the five will hopefully play off one another, reminding us that however scary the wider world may look when living in love everything is achievable.

Accessibility: Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair.

Soundtrack amplification through headset is available for all titles. Just ask a member of staff.

The Hyde Park Picture House will soon be undertaking major refurbishments. As part of this, we will be greatly improving access to the venue and will be reopening with non-gendered toilets. In the meantime, we appreciate the patience of our audience and fully support our audience using whichever toilet they feel most comfortable with.