Britain On Film - LGBT Britain
PG 2.00pm 85 mins FREE
Britain's LGBT history is the
inspiring subject of this Britain on Film on Tour
feature. With films spanning 1909 to 1994, it documents
a century in which homosexuality went from crime to
It's a moving and fascinatinf
collection, encompassing both the collective public
fight for equalty and the claiming of the right to ove
and to say publicly, proudly: this is who I am.
12 10.00am 96mins FREE
The first English language film to
use the word 'homosexual', Victim stars Dirk Bogarde as
the lawyer who becomes invloved in blackmail plots.
Victim played an influential role in
liberalising attitudes and the laws regarding
homosexuality in the 1960s.
Regina v Turing & Murray
U 12.00pm 60mins FREE
Re-dock present a film of the play
based on the trial of Alan Turing recreated at Knutsford
Using actors recruited from the local
community the film gives a real insight into the
attitudes of the day towards gay men and the climate of
fear and shame.
Les Invisibles (2012)
E 1.30pm 115mins FREE
This documentary meets 11 elderly gay
French men and women who talk about their lives with an
illuminating mix of candour, wisdom, humour and sorrow.
It offers us a portrait of life from
the older LGBT generation often ignored and unheard.
(French with English Subtitles).
Queen of Ireland (2015)
18 3.30pm 83mins FREE
This is the incredible documentary
following Pandora 'Panti' Bliss, part glamorous aunt,
part Jessica Rabbit.
The film sees Panti on their journey
from a small town in Mayo to a national figurehead for
equality, and all the way to global spokesperson for
Crocadyke Dundee (2015)
18 6.15pm 55mins FREE
Dawn O'Donnell was a convent girl who
became a professional ice skater, travelled the world
and then landed up in 1950s Australia, a penniless
She stormed through Sydney's gay
underworld and built herself an empire of bars, clubs,
sex shops and drag shows.
Desert Hearts (1985)
18 7.30pm 91mins FREE
Before Carol there was Desert Hearts.
Set in the 1950s, the film broke the mould of how a
lesbian love story could be represented on screen and
remains as vibrant and intoxicating as it was when we
first encountered Vivian and Cay.
Desert Hearts is a true lesbian
Christopher and His Kind (2011)
15 2.00pm 90mins FREE
Cheshire born author Christopher
Isherwood embarks on a journey of self discovery, the
film tells the story of how he and his German boyfriend
Heinz met and fell in love. Set against the backdrop of
Berlin's bohemian scene in the 1930s and the dark side
of Nazi politics.
Starring Matt Smith and Douglas Hodge
Reaching for the Moon (2013)
12 6.00pm 114mins FREE
This award winning drama recounts the
extraordinary relationship between poet Elizabeth Bishop
and architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
In search of inspiration, Bishop
leaves America to stay with an old friend. But she never
counted on meeting the love of her life, her friend's
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