In Conversation with Katy Brand: I Carried a Watermelon
Fri 11 Oct
19:30 - 20:30
The Electric Theatre
In conversation with jane wenham-jones
I Carried a Watermelon is an entertaining and honest look at Katy Brand’s life-long obsession with Dirty Dancing.
Katy will explore her own memories and experiences, as well as talking to other fans of the film. It will also examine its legacy as a piece of filmmaking with a social agenda that many miss on first viewing; from pushing women’s stories to the forefront of commercial cinema, to its ‘Gold Standard’ depiction of abortion according to leading pro-choice campaigners, and its fresh and powerful take on the classic ‘coming of age’ story told from a naïve but idealistic 17- year-old girl’s point of view.
One of the most celebrated and viewed films ever made is about to get its own love letter, and frankly, it’s about time.