March 2nd, 2013

Me with Red Ribbon

27th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 14-24 March 2013 @BFI #LLGFF

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Public booking for the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival at the BFI Southbank opens on Monday 4 March at 11.30am online, by phone or in person. You can browse the full programme for the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival online here:

I am a BFI member and so I have got my tickets in already. I am seeing 7 films in total and I promise to write-up those that inspire and move me.

This is what I will be seeing in the order in which I will be seeing them:

Keep the Lights On:
A raw and frequently devastating depiction of a destructive relationship, set over a decade in New York City.

How to Survive a Plague:
A vital, Oscar-nominated chronicle of how a community united to fight for their lives in the face of government resistance to seek new cures for the AIDS epidemic.

United in Anger: A History of Act Up:
An inspiring insider’s account of the radical protest group, the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power, generally known as ACT-UP.

The Comedian:
Tom Shkolnik’s debut feature presents characters that are recognisable and real, while depicting London with reflective honesty.

Out in the Dark:
A powerful and sensitive love story from Israel, set against the backdrop of political conflict.

Taboo Yardies:
A compelling account of how ordinary LGBT people live their lives in Jamaica, a notoriously and murderously homophobic society.

The Servant:
This new restoration of Joseph Losey’s enduring masterpiece marks 50 years since the film’s original release.

Explore the full programme - there are plenty of other films that I would have loved to have seen but you can't see everything due to time and money constraints! :(