On Friday 31 March at Filmhuis Den Haag, we will screen Georgia Oakley’s beautiful drama Blue Jean in collaboration with film platform Cinetree. Zainab Goelaman provides the film with a personal introduction.
England, 1988. Gym teacher Jean keeps a secret at her school that she is a lesbian. A new law is set to outlaw teaching ‘the acceptability of homosexuality’ in schools. When new student Lois arrives, Jean’s entire being is tested. Does she think she has a place in this world?
Films with a good story are important. They entertain, inspire and can even activate. Cinetree aims to collect these films and provide them with context. Every week, together with their Cinetree curators, they make a selection from the huge range of films on offer. These film lovers are active in the film world as creators, actors or experts. Because each film is carefully selected, you can be sure to enjoy the best films every month.
Cinetree was set up in 2014 by actress and filmmaker Hanna Verboom with a strong belief in the power of good films. The offering has expanded over the years to include rental films, short films and in-house productions under the name Cinetree Originals, which often aim to break taboos around themes such as mental health and grief.