Calamity Jane (U) – Singalong
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. David Butler
USA. 1953, 101 mins
Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie
Part of the BFIs nation-wide season celebrating the film musical.
Dust off your Stetson and polish those cowboy boots Calamity Jane is coming to Exeter Phoenix.
Starring the luminous Doris Day, who sadly passed away earlier this year at the age of 97, Calamity Jane is one of her best-loved films and a cult classic for queer audiences. Based on the life of real Wild West heroine and gunslinger, this hugely entertaining film won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (Secret Love) and was recently celebrated with a special screening at the BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival.
The Deadwood stage of wild Dakota is brought to life in glorious Technicolor in this dazzling digital restoration.
Remember to bring your singing voice with you as this film is also offered as a singalong version, ensuring you will have a night to remember. Whip-crack-away!
This film will be preceded by the following short film Counsellors (The Fast and the Furious 48 Hour Party People, 2019, musical, 3 mins).
Written, shot and created in just 2 days, this was the winning film for this years Two Short Nights 48 Hour Film Challenge. Four counsellors try and help a man in love