BFI Flare LGBT Film Festival announces full programme


The full programme for the 31st BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival has been announced.

The festival opens on 16 March with the world premiere of Fergus O’Brien’s BBC production Against the Law, starring Daniel Mays, Mark Gattis and Charlie Creed-Miles, an adaptation of Peter Wildeblood’s bestselling memoir about his affair with a serviceman and the court case which led to his imprisonment.

The Festival’s Closing Gala on 26 March is Signature Move, directed by Jennifer Reeder. The comedy drama stars Pakistani-Canadian actress, Fawzia Mirza, Bollywood star Shabana Azmi and Mexican-American Sari Sanchez, and is a cross-cultural romance about a lesbian living in Chicago with her recently widowed mother.

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of partial decriminalisation of homosexual acts in private, BFI Flat will host the world premiere of Pride, a provocative documentary on the history of Pride celebrations.

This year’s Special Presentations are also world premieres.

The new UK web series Different for Girls, is a smart, sexy and sassy lesbian drama directed by the award-winning Campbell X.

After Louie stars Alan Cumming playing a New York artist whose life is turned upside down by an encounter with a much younger man.

The festival is divided into three sections: “Hearts” includes films about love, romance and friendship; “Bodies” features stories of sex, identity and transformation; and “Minds” features reflections on art, politics and community.

The BFI Flare LGBT Film Festival runs from 16 – 26 March.

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