Lilies – 4K Restoration

John Greyson · 1996
96min · DCP
  • Friday, May 31, 2024, 7:15pm
  • Saturday, Jun 1, 2024, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 2, 2024, 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 7:30pm

An emotionally intense, suspense-laden tale of love, betrayal and revenge, in which one man's past comes back to haunt him. John Greyson’s acclaimed 1996 movie, LILIES, is an adaptation of Michel Marc Bouchard’s lauded play of the same name.

1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a prison to hear the confession of Simon, a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. However, once there, Bilodeau finds himself forced to watch a play put on by Simon and the other inmates depicting the two men’s youths. As the play progresses, the tragic truth of Simon’s crime comes to light. Through recollections and confessions, this underseen gay classic reveals a love kept secret for decades. This new 4K restoration, supervised by Greyson, brings the luster of the film’s gorgeous colors and sets. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received critical acclaim around the globe, winning Best Picture at the Genie (Canada’s equivalent of the Oscars).

“Rich in exotic visual lyricism.” Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

“A refined creation, delicate to the touch.” Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle