At the Old Market Hall (OMH), Shrewsbury
Friday October 15th
Opening event with the Mayor of Shrewsbury – 7pm Doors open.
The Mayor of Shrewsbury will open the Festival @ 7.15pm.
Jump Darling, 2020, Canada, Drama (1h 30mins) – Start 8pm – Finish approx. 9.30pm (WIDE)
A rookie drag queen reeling from a breakup escapes to the country, where he finds his grandmother in steep decline yet desperate to avoid the local nursing home.
Saturday October 16th
Ahead of the Curve, 2020, U.S, Documentary (1h 38mins) – Start 1.30pm – Finish approx. 3.10pm. Followed by a post-film discussion with Helen Sandler (former Associate Editor of Diva Magazine)
Franco Stevens launches Curve, a bestselling lesbian magazine, to help serve the community of queer women.
Carol, 2015, U.S, Romance/Drama (1h 58mins) – Start 5pm – Finish approx. 7pm (Park Circus)
Therese Belivet works at a department store in Manhattan where she encounters the beautiful Carol. Things take an unexpected turn when Therese develops strong feelings for Carol.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 2019, France (subtitles), Romance/Drama (1h 59mins) – Start 8pm – Finish approx. 10pm (Curzon)
France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.
Sunday October 17th
No Ordinary Man, 2021, U.S, Documentary (1h 24mins) – Start 2pm – Finish approx. 3.30pm (TFC)
The extraordinary life and career of jazz musician and transgender icon Billy Tipton.
Socrates, 2019, Brazil (subtitles), Drama (1h 11mins) – Start 5pm – Finish approx. 6.15pm (Peccadillo)
After his mother’s sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo’s coast, must survive on his own. As he faces isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent, worthy life reaches a breaking point.
And Then We Danced, 2019, Sweden/Georgia/France (subtitles), Romance/Drama (1h 53mins) – Start 7.30pm – Finish approx. 9.30pm (approx (Peccadillo)
A male dancer and his partner have been training for years for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another dancer throws him off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future.