LGBT History Month 2013 – Screening of “365 without 377” & “You Can’t Curry Love”
Each year we have a special screening in February to mark LGBT History Month 2013. This year we bring you a short and feature film featuring India. Doors open at 7pm with the first film at 7:30pm. Why not bring an Indian takeaway and join the organisers in the lounge for some food.
We open with ‘You Can’t Curry Love‘ which won the audience award for Best Short at the 2012 Rainbow Film Festival. ‘Westernised guy Vikas has been obsessing about his straight boss Thom for years, much to his best friend Amrita’s displeasure. But when a business trip sends Vikas to New Delhi and he meets handsome Sunil, the desk clerk at his luxury hotel, everything changes for him.” A crowd-pleasing east-meets-west, boy meets boy love story…with a Bollywood twist.’
Our feature film is ‘365 without 377’ ‘Imposed under British colonial rule in 1860, section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalised any sexual acts between consenting adults of the same sex, stigmatising them as ‘against the order of nature’. On 2nd July 2009 the Delhi High Court passed a landmark judgement scrapping this clause thus fulfilling the basic demand of the LGBT community which had been fighting this law for ten years. Three characters, Beena, Palav and Abheena travel to Bombay for the celebrations for the first anniversary of the historic verdict. 365 without 377 is the story of their journey towards freedom.’
Ticket are £5/£4 concessions, available from The Hive or the organisers ([email protected])