Mon 27 January 6:30pm
Dir: Victor Saville
Starring: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Anna Lee
First a Girl is the quintessential Jessie Matthews musical, and one of the most enduring and amusing for a modern audience. Elizabeth dreams of being a music-hall singer but is refused at every turn. When circumstances arise, she is given the opportunity to make her debut as a man posing as a woman. Cleverly subverting gender roles, this whimsical film remains an iconic turning point for the genre. The screenings includes a fashion show inspired by the film – Calling all fashionistas! Join us for an unforgettable night of style and fun with our First a Girl fashion show. With outfits inspired by the sparkling British musical comedy, we applaud 1930s fashion alongside ingenious modern creativity that blurs gender boundaries and celebrates inclusivity.
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk