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The Killing of Sister George (1968)

February 23, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Robert Aldrich's The Killing of Sister George stars Beryl Reid as a British soap star fighting desperately against the bitter end of both her career and her relationship with a much younger woman. Bleak, overwrought, and certainly a camp caricature of lesbian life, the film is savagely funny, and one of the first mainstream films to feature lesbians as main characters.

Based on the play by Frank Marcus. Producer: Robert Aldrich. Screenplay: Lukas Heller. Cinematographer: Gerald Fried. Editor: Michale Luciano. Cast: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne, Ronald Fraser, Patricia Medina. 35mm, 138 min.