26th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Programme Announced

The folks over at the British Film Institute have released the official programme for the 26th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. As you can see upon exploring the online programme, the festival offers a wide variety of films, special events, shorts, archive classics, experimental and erotic works.

Kicking the proceedings off on Friday, March 23 is Cloudburst, a touching comedy drama starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker. Directed by Thom Fitzgerald, Cloudburst centers on a lesbian couple who escape their nursing home in order to get married.

The festival will then come to a close on Sunday, April 1 with a special screening of Bavo Defurne’s North Sea Texas, about how a teenage boy’s search for love finds him obsessed with the boy next door.

Other films of interest include: Dee Rees’ critically acclaimed Pariah; Anne Renton’s The Perfect Family, starring Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter and Kathleen Turner; Simon Chung’s Speechless; and Rashaad Ernesto Green’s Gun Hill Road.

In terms of events, the BFI will host Q & A sessions, exhibitions and a showcase from the Pink Dancers, a lesbian and gay ballroom dance troupe.

The 26th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival will run from March 23 – April 1.

For the full line-up of screenings and special events (available now), and all the information you need on how to book tickets, head over to the festival’s official website.

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