BFI 24th London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Line up Announced

Today the BFI have announced the 24th London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Line up. The opening film was announced last week to be the World Premiere of The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister at the Odeon West End on the 17th March and the festival will close on the 31st March with Children of God.

The festival will screen 75 feature length films and documentaries and other highlights include Brotherhood, which focuses around gays in the neo-Nazi movement and Ander, a look at gay rural life in the Basque country. Other gala screenings include I Killed My Mother, a film about the realtionship between a young gay teen and his mother and The Topp Twins – a documentary about a pair of New Zealand celebrity folk-singing twins.

The festival will also celebrate 1920s and 30s Hollywood female director Dorothy Arzner, with a retrospective of some of her films including Working Girls, Dance, Girl, Dance, Craig’s Wife and The Wild Party. It will also again award the CHE Film Prize, (Campaign for Homosexual Equality) which offers a £2,000 prize to the film which best reflects the values and objectives of CHE in its fight for social justice.

The festival also includes many other short films documentaries and events – for the full line up see the BFI website. Priorirty booking is open to BFI members from 19 February and for everybody else booking opens on Friday 26 February

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