This concept film, a take on Sliding Doors, if you will, does something I've never seen before in a film - gives the audience three versions of Ryan's life, as we see what would happen depending on which University acceptance she chooses.
Four days of enhanced screenings, world premieres, queer classics and cult rarities, Fringe! continues to mix great gay film with high-energy creative events, art happenings, oddball performance, discussion and debate – and upbeat after parties – with many events free!
Set in Melbourne, swimmer and student Jordan, with Olympic hopes, is your girl next door lesbian, at ease with her sexual orientation and enjoying her young adult life - although at times she struggles to stay afloat in her highly pressurised drive for success in both swimming and academia - often at conflict with each other.
This was the 2nd mini queer film festival Wotever has held, and they announced another in July. With an open call for submissions it’s a real opportunity for budding queer filmmakers to get their work viewed by a receptive audience. You are encouraged to put your comments, thoughts, ideas on film and enter. Keep an eye on woteverworld.com for more information.
A packed house of queer women and the occasional man sat down to this exciting and diverse film programme for an evening of celebrating grass roots, queer visibility on screen.
We are disappointed today to hear the GO.GO Fest 2012 has had to be cancelled.
Despite a long run at promotion, offers and a fantastic line up that included acts such as Uh Huh Her, Betty and Jill Jackson, and a much more accessible venue for Londoners, it appears that not enough women were drawn to the festival billed as a non stop 72 hour party for women.
No sooner has the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival ended and we'll all be mourning the loss of the atmosphere of the BFI and the social experience - but fear not because Fringe! is back!
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.
Mother Tongue is a bleak film. Told with subtitles the film is humorous in places, but mainly you worry about the characters. While this film errs on the pro-gay side, there isn’t a lot of joy.
“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.
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.