Monday 19th February 2018 7:30pm – The Hive, Shrewsbury – Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin (novelist, playwright, essayist, civil rights activist and gay man) through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO touches on the lives and assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image and reality of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.
Sunday 11th February 2018 7pm – The Old Market Hall – A decorated officer Touko returns home to Finland after the war. But life during peacetime proves equally distressing, where homosexuality is illegal and men around him are being pressured to marry and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, who are proud and free of inhibitions.
Feature Film: (Saturday 7th October, 11:00). Saar and the rest of the London Gay Men’s Chorus provide a glorious soundtrack for this documentary about the power of forgiveness and the power that home has, no matter how far we go.
LGBT History Month Screening: (Sunday 19th February, 13:45 – The Hive). CELLULOID CLOSET historically examines the way homosexuality has been dealt with over the years by mainstream Hollywood.
LGBT History Month Screening: (Sunday 19th February, 10:30 – The Old Market Hall). In TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood’s roller coaster.
LGBT History Month Screening: (Sunday 19th February, 12:30 – The Old Market Hall). A twisted queer romance set in the 19th Century picturesque Bohemia telling a tabooed true story of birth of one of Czech’s most influential writers. Suspense, laughter, violence, hope, heart, nudity, sex, and happy ending. Mostly happy ending.
Feature Film: (Friday 27th January 2017, 20:00 – The Hive). TRIANGLES – WITNESSES OF THE HOLOCAUST – is an unprecedented inclusive film that shines an intimate light on a broader community and culture of the Holocaust not previously revealed.
Feature Film: (Saturday 15th October, 13:30 – The Old Market Hall Cinema). A warm and personal history of the changing face of lesbian life and culture in Britain from the 1920s to the 1990s. 16 women from various backgrounds give first-hand accounts in two documentaries, first shown on Channel 4 as part of the ground-breaking 1980’s TV series: ‘Out On Tuesday’, with a Shropshire twist!
Feature Film: (Saturday 15th October, 16:30 – The Old Market Hall Cinema). REAL BOY is the coming of age story of a transgender teen on a journey to find his voice — as a musician, a son, a friend, and a man.
To mark this years International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival are screening the documentary “This Is Gay Propaganda: LGBT Rights & the War in Ukraine” in Shrewsbury.