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 8th October, 18:30). Theo and Hugo encounter each other in a sex club, where their overwhelming desire creates an unexpected intimacy.
Feature Film: (Sunday 8th October, 15:30). Signature Move is a hilarious and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms. Zaynab is a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma, a confident and vivacious Mexican-American woman.
Feature Film: (Sunday 8th October, 11:00). 17 year-old Sangaile, is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of heights, she has never dared to even enter in one of the cockpits. At a summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents’ lakeside villa, she meets Auste – a local girl of her age, who unlike Sangaile, lives her life to the full with creativity and dare.
Feature Film: (Saturday 7th October, 20:00). It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor.
Feature Film: (Saturday 7th October, 17:30). South Africa led the world with its all embracing Constitution, granting homosexuals unprecedented freedoms and rights. This feature, produced by the Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, takes a look at South Africa through the lives and experiences of a cross section of Cape Town queers.
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.
Feature Film: (Friday 6th October, 20:00 – The Old Market Hall Cinema). Spring. Yorkshire, England. Johnny Saxby, a 25-year-old sheep farmer, has sacrificed going away to college or getting a job in town to run the family farm for his ailing father, Martin (Ian Hart), and stoic grandmother Deirdre (Gemma Jones), numbing the daily frustration of his desolate life with binge drinking and casual sex.
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.