Beautiful Thing

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Beautiful Thing

Pre-recorded Q&A with playwright Jonathan Harvey, moderated by series curator Chris Holliday

Beautiful Thing is the hilarious and heartfelt story of Jamie, a shy teenager, and his neighbor Ste, who has a rough time at home. With a witty screenplay from British playwright Jonathan Harvey, and an irresistible soundtrack featuring the music of Mama Cass and The Mamas & The Papas, Beautiful Thing is a love story for anyone who ever dared to risk everything for happiness—and won.

After the screening, hear from award-winning playwright Jonathan Harvey, who will be in conversation with Chris Holliday, JBFC Interim Director of Film Programming and JBFC Pride Series Curator.

"Beautiful Thing is a masterpiece of gay storytelling"
Brandon Tensley , The Atlantic


Pre-Recorded Q&A with writer Jonathan Harvey, moderated by series curator Chris Holliday
Tuesday, Jun. 11 2024, 7:00
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  • Jonathan Harvey comes from Liverpool and is the multi award winning writer of the play and film ‘Beautiful Thing’, the Bafta nominated sitcom ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ and ‘Beautiful People’ (Best Comedy: Banff TV Festival). He has written 20 stage plays including ‘Corrie!’‘Canary’‘Hushabye Mountain’‘Babies’‘Boom Bang A Bang’ and ‘Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club’. He also wrote the 2001 stage musical ‘Closer to Heaven’ with the Pet Shop Boys. His theatre work has won him an Evening Standard Award, two Manchester Evening News Awards, the George Devine Award and the John Whiting Award. He is currently a core writer on ‘Coronation Street’ while writing new original TV series and under commission for several new plays.

This film is part of the Pride: A Celebration of Queer Stories 2024 series.

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