You are all invited to join us for a truly enjoyable day of LGBT film at the British Museum on Saturday 22nd September 2012.

Once again, Camden LGBT Forum has teemed up with The British Museum to put on 4 films covering LGBT subjects from communities around the world.

All films are FREE but you MUST get tickets for each film you wish to see – this can be done from The British Museum’s box office – +44 (0)20 7323 8181 or online below.

Each film will have an introduction by Camden LGBT Forum’s Interim Director, Nigel Harris, and will be followed by a short presentation by one of our volunteers who will present an artefact from the Museum’s collection and tie it in to the essence of the film.

11AM – 12:30PM – Queen of the Gypsies: A Portrait of Carmen Amaya (1913-1963) – A film by Jocelyn Ajami. This biopic covers the life of renowned Flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya. What’s particularly interesting was her pioneering expression of traditionally masculine ferocity – she wore men’s clothes and danced faster and with more complexity than any male dancer of the time.

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13.10PM – 14:40PM – ‘Shinjuku Boys’ – supported by the Royal Anthropological Society – A film by Kim Longinotto.This documentary looks at the complexity of female sexuality in modern day Japan. Set in the New Marilyn night club in Tokyo, the film documents the lives of female hosts who have chosen to live their lives as men. The film follows them on the job and at home and explores the 3 hosts’ differing views of sexuality and transvestism. Within this slot is included a panel discussion with the film’s director – Kim Longinottoe – a must see!

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14:40PM – 16:20PM – ‘Call me Kuchu’ – A film by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worall. Come watch this multi-award winning documentary following the formidable efforts of Ugandan LGBT rights activist David Kato. Such work in Uganda is very courageous and this film explores Kato’s and other activists’ intensive and risky work which culminates in his horrific murder. An emotional testimony – a courageous story.

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16:20PM – 17:55PM – ‘The Angelic Conversation’ A film by Derek Jarmen. Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets. 14 of them were written to a man. Judy Dench recites as 2 gay men take a journey into their desires against a backdrop of bleak industrial cityscapes.

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Remember you will need a ticket for each film you want to see.

All welcome!

Kind Regards,

Camden LGBT Forum


Camden Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Forum is a registered charity no. 1107855. A company limited by guarantee, registered in England, company reg no. 05132434.

LGBT Film Day at The British Museum

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