The Prince Charles Cinema

The Children's Hour [aka The Loudest Whisper]

  • 108mins
  • USA
  • (12)
  • Drama
Directed by William Wyler Starring Shirley MacLaine, Audrey Hepburn, James Garner, Karen Balkin, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter

Funeral Parade Queer Film Society is proud to present The Children’s Hour (aka The Loudest Whisper), William Wyler’s ground-breaking melodrama.

Longtime friends Martha and Karen are teachers at a boarding school for young girls. When a rebellious student is punished, she accuses Karen and Martha of being in a romantic relationship with one another, scandalising the local community. This seminal film is a landmark for queer representation in mainstream cinema, with a pair of moving and tender performances from Audrey Hepburn and Shirley Maclaine at its centre

Tuesday 13th August