Everyone knows the fantastically cheesy 80s pop culture side of Dirty Dancing, but are you aware of its feminist credentials?

The story of Baby and Johnny’s romance is very well known, but the film’s sub-plot of crisis pregnancy is sometimes overlooked. We’re celebrating writer Eleanor Bernstein’s progressive script with an unrehearsed live read performed upstairs at the American Bar. Come along and finally enjoy this cheese-fest without a hint of shame! Our performers are all taking part out of the good of their hearts, and all proceeds from the night will go to the Abortion Support Network.

This live read is part of WANDA, a four day feminism and moving image event and the first of its kind in Belfast. ​The event will include film screenings, talks, performances and panel discussions on subjects relating to feminist moving image practice, and how feminism continues to inform and inspire moving image works of many forms.