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Screening of The Imitation Game (hosted by Barnardo’s Scotland)
This is a past event.
From 19:00 to 21:30 on 24th February 2017
The Vue Cinema, Ocean Terminal, Leith EH6 6JJ
Please join Barnardo’s Scotland as we mark LGBT History Month and Purple Friday.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly.
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, this film follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.
LGBT History Month is an important reflection on discrimination and lives lost due to sexual orientation. It is an opportunity to look at where we have been as a nation, where we hope to go and to celebrate the wonderful progress we have made in recent years towards LGBT equality. Celebrating in this occasion is important to Barnardo’s staff, young people and families, as way of showing pride in our diversity and our strong values of equality for everyone in our communities.