March 14th, 2013

Me with Red Ribbon

BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 14-24 March 2013: Opening Night Tonight @BFI #LLGFF

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Tonight is the Opening Night of the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival at the BFI Southbank. You can browse the full programme for the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival online here:

I am seeing 7 films in total at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 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! :(