We were delighted that the Plymouth City Centre Company agreed to show Heaven is a Place film on the the big screen as part of the Plymouth Pride Festival 2014.
Pride in Plymouth partnered with Plymouth University on the Heaven on Earth? project to create Heaven is a Place
A port is neither land nor sea; it is a landscape suspended, janus-faced, vertiginous. Inspired by the writing of Jean Genet, this dance film explores becoming, melancholy, and the erotics of place through the human geography of ports and portals. Through the integration of a range of movement based practices, emergent professional performers and members of Plymouth’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans communities collaborated in the making of Heaven is a Place.
Plymouth’s first proper Pride Parade passed under the Big Screen in Plymouth City Centre on Saturday 9th August with a rainbow flag proudly displayed on the screen, this was a very poignant moment and was welcomed with great a cheer. The film Heaven is a Place was screened twice shortly after. We did consider pausing the parade at the Piazza so people on the parade could enjoy the film, but with such a tight timings with the Deputy Lord Mayor and the entertainment on stage at the Hoe this was not possible.
Here are a few photos of the film being shown with Plymouth’s iconic Civic Centre and Guildhall in the background: