This feature originally aired at LLGFF in 2007 as a short. Writer/Director Dee Rees started Pariah as a feature but whilst interning on Spike Lee’s ‘Inside Man’ and writing her master thesis, she took the first act and shot it as a short – so successful it led to the feature being made.Read more
Filmed in Canada with quite a sublime backdrop of mountains, lakes and beautiful villages, this is one of the best lesbian films I've seen in some time (with the exception of Kiss Me - another LLGFF film that is also quite amazing) and I highly recommend you catch this feature, either at the festival, or on DVD when it gets released later this year if you can't get tickets.Read more
“And it hurts with every heartbeat”
Kiss Me is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, the kind of film that makes you feel glad to be a lesbian.
Modestly introduced to us by director Alexandre-Therese Keining at the LLGFF, the film sets its tone from the very first frame, opening with its soundtrack that accompanies the film perfectly throughout.
Soho Hotel saw the glamorous launch, decorated by nubile bods in banana hammocks and bikinis, of new Film distribution platform Swim Cinema and its flagship first movie, the documentary Revealing Mr Maugham which premiers at the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival this week.Read more
It's one of our favourite times of the year for many reasons: we love films; we love films with gay characters; we love high lesbian and gay visibility in London; and we love the atmosphere that comes with the annual BFI's London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on the Southbank.Read more
The plot is based around 6 lesbians camping in the woods for Susan's (Moynan King) birthday. 4 of which are her ex-girlfriends (sounds like a night in Candy Bar). Throughout the film, Susan's ex lovers get killed off individually. Yet the funny thing is no one seems to notice their friends don’t come back. Reason being, they are too busy getting it on with one another (like another night in Candy Bar).Read more
A quote from Beryl Reid herself when trying to sum up ‘The Killing of Sister George’. I couldn’t agree more. It is often described as a comedy and yet I find the film both harrowing and sad. There are lines to make you laugh - Beryl Reid is given the best ones and plays them perfectly - but a comfortable watch this is not as we take a journey with these characters through power, loss, change and desire.Read more
It isn’t about the glitz and the glam, there are no funky hairdos (well…), no swearing, drugs. It is a love story. Pure and simple. And as a love story, it still works. And anyone who believes in wanting a string of lights around their heart will absolutely bask in its brilliance.Read more