In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed. Beautiful Thing is one of the most endearing and enduring coming-of-age films of all time, a moving and delightful touchstone film of the nineties for gay audiences, featuring a stellar soundtrack of Mamas and the Papas hits. 35mm print courtesy of UNCSA Moving Image Archives

Presented by Michael Koresky of Film Comment magazine as part of Film Comment Presents… program