LONDON, BFI SOUTHBANK – Wednesday 19 February 2014: At a public launch event, the BFI has announced BFI FLARE: London LGBT Film Festival as the new name for its long running London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Reinforcing its commitment to making the best contemporary and archive LGBT cinema available to wider audiences across the UK.
The 28th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival will open on 20th March with the European premiere of LILTING, Hong Khaou’s poetic drama of love and loss, starring Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei Pei (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Andrew Leung, and Peter Bowles, which opened the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
I Do was one of those films, which the more I think about, the more I really do think I enjoyed. Containing the perfect balance between sexiness and story line, concentrating on Jack Edwards (played by David W. Ross, of 90s boyband BAD BOY INC. fame), a British gay man living in New York City.
Heather Tobin's Route of Acceptance, was one of the biggest let downs for me during LLGFF - it gains two stars for its interesting and innovative concept, but unfortunately, it fails on virtually all other counts.
Travis Mathews (I Want Your Love) latest has hit headlines recently due to the involvement of Hollywood star, James Franco (Spiderman, Howl, Spring Breakers) who has recently stood up for a wider representation of the LGBT community and gay sex in cinema.