The organisers of the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival have, after a lot of thought decided that, regrettably, the 2019 Festival will not be taking place this October.
However, we are pleased to announce that there are two great Pride Film Seasons – in Shrewsbury and Oswestry.
The Old Market Hall Cinema, Shrewsbury, have put together OMH Pride Month of LGBTQ+ film screenings:-
Sunday September 22nd, 7pm, ‘Are you Proud?’ which combines rare archive footage with interviews from leading campaigners. Are You Proud? charts the LGBTQ+ movement’s momentous journey charting the joys and divisions toward equality. Celebrating the community’s greatest achievements, the film calls attention to the fights both past and present while asking tough questions about the future and explores the difference between rights and liberation.
Ashley Joiner (2019) UK 1h 37m
There will be four other films, also on Sundays, throughout October:
Go Tell It To The Bees (15) Sunday 6th October, 7pm.
Transmilitary (12A) Sunday 13th October, 7pm
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life (18) Sunday October 20th, 7pm
The Shiny Shrimps (15) Sunday 27th October, 7pm
To book: www.oldmarkethall.co.uk Phone: 01743 281281.
Meanwhile, Oswestry Film Society are holding their 3rd Pride Season, at
Kinoculture cinema. Their programme:
Are You Proud? (15) Wednesday 13th Nov 7.30pm
Go Tell it to the Bees (15) Wednesday 20th Nov 7.30pm
Tucked (15) Wednesday 27th Nov 7.30pm
The Shiny Shrimps (15) Wednesday 4th Dec 7.30pm
Or: call 01691 238167 email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival:
This would have been the 14th year of the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival, Festival, which has gone from strength to strength since 2006. Over that time the world for LGBTQ + people has changed considerably and we are proud to have played a part locally.
The Rainbow Film Festival 2019:
Organising the Festival involves a lot of time, hard work and effort. Unfortunately, this year the team found this difficult owing to their need to balance life and over-full work schedules.
Have no fear though, we will be back in 2020! Between now and then, we will be supporting or putting on events, so keep a look out. The website will be refreshed in the near future, so keep an eye on that and our Facebook page and watch out for Mailouts.
Our immediate priority is to look at, and reshape, how we organise; we have one new trustee and welcome more. We are saying a sad farewell to those retiring from the committee and thanking them for the tremendous work they have put in over the years.
‘We are very sorry to make this announcement’, said Peter Roscoe, one of the Trustees, ‘but we have some great ideas and wish to reassure everyone that the Festival will continue into the future and keep Shrewsbury and Shropshire firmly on the LGBTQ+ national map. The good news is that there is a lot of enthusiasm for the future and planning will begin soon to put the show back on the road in 2020’.
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival will collaborate with Shrewsbury LGBT History and screen a film as part of Shropshire’s LGBT History Month Programme in February 2020. With innovative LGBTQ+ film seasons, The Old Market Hall in Shrewsbury and, in November, at Kinoculture in Oswestry , autumn in Shropshire is looking good!