A project of Brooklyn Historical Society

Mixed Mondays Film Series - My Beautiful Laundrette


Event Date:

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

British-born, half-Pakistani playwright and novelist Hanif Kureishi won an Oscar nomination for his 1985 screenplay for My Beautiful Laundrette, a richly layered film about Pakistani immigrant life in Thatcherite London.

Come watch the protagonist, Omar, navigate mixed-income and mixed-race arrangements in his family, and develop an unlikely, yet beautiful, queer relationship with Johnny (Daniel Day Lewis). Set against the backdrop of anti-immigrant racism and fascism, the story of Omar’s laundrette presents an electrifying set of possibilities around class, race, sexuality, belonging, and love. Post-screening discussion by Erica Chito-Childs, CBBG Advisor, sociology professor at CUNY, and author of Navigating Interracial Borders and Fade to Black and White.   

Mixed Movie Monday: My Beautiful Laundrette

Monday, August 11, 6:30 p.m.


This series is co-sponsored by MixedRaceStudies.org

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