PPC presents: Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City
This freewheeling saga of the lives and loves of the unforgettable residents of San Francisco’s 28 Barbary Lane has been embraced by readers – and viewers – around the world, both gay, lesbian, bi, transgendered (GLBT) and straight. The books have sold millions of copies, and been translated into over a dozen languages; and the mini-series (three so far) have been seen by many millions more. Although all three of the adaptations are first-rate (Maupin was directly involved in their production), the original is a truly special work. Its inspired performances and filmmaking bring the novel gloriously to life, while creating a landmark work not only of television but of GLBT film.
Produced by Britain’s Channel 4 in 1993, this ground-breaking television miniseries created an uproar when it aired on PBS the following year. Adapted from Maupin’s first novel and starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney, the drama shattered precedent by depicting the love lives of gay and straight characters alike. This provoked official condemnations from the legislatures of Georgia, South Carolina and Oklahoma-and a bomb threat at the PBS station in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
“Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” received record-high ratings, Best Miniseries recognition from the National Board of Review, two major Emmy nominations and television’s most prestigious honor, the Peabody Award.
Date: 13 November 2010 (Sat)
Venue: Pelangi Pride Centre
Cost per person: $6 (cost of 2 soft drinks and finger food)
RSVP: This event is by invitation only.
As there are LIMITED seats, prior registration is required.
To get an invitation – please email [pelangipridecentre at yahoo dot com] with your name (in full), contact number, the name/s of your guests.