Tony Fenwick, CEO of LGBT History Month hosts a screening of The Ice King, a feature documentary about John Curry, in the view of many the greatest figure skater of all time and the first openly gay Olympian.
John Curry, a truly remarkable man who took Gold in the mens singles figure skating competition at the Innsbruck Olympic Winter Games in 1976, transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form.
Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian at a time when homosexuality wasn’t even fully legal.
Toxic yet charming, rebellious yet elitist, emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy, ferociously ambitious yet bent on self-destruction, he was a man forever on the run – from his father’s ghost, his country and himself.
The Ice King is a searing documentary about a lost cultural icon, and a story of art, sport, sexuality and rebellion.
After the screening there will be a Q & A with James Erskine the films director.
Contains moderate sex references and discriminatory attitudes.
Event: The Ice King
Where: Duke’s at Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
When: Thursday, February 22
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