Prime Time follows a group of older gay men as they journey on a cruise ship around the Caribbean. Members of a social network of so-called ‘Prime Timers’, they regularly get together on excursions of this type, to renew acquaintances, re-affirm the bonds of belonging to a supportive community, and rekindle a little itch of adventure.
The film premieres at Grundy Art Gallery, in the first major solo exhibition in a public gallery by artist Rob Crosse. Alongside the presentation of Prime Time and several photographic pieces, Crosse has selected works from the Grundy’s collection to display in an adjoining room. This is intended to act as a prelude to his work and to draw out threads from the films that relate to themes and concerns found within the gallery’s collection, and vice-versa. The exhibition also coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the de-criminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales and celebrates the LGBTQ community who live in, work and visit the resort of Blackpool.