Camden LGBT Forum and The British Museum Present

The Fifth LGBT Film Day

Saturday 12th October from 10:45am to 18:00pm

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Saturday October 12th sees a day of films exploring the theme of love and marriage in the context of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) cinema. It is put together by Camden LGBT Forum and The British Museum and all are welcome! At the end of each film one or two objects from the collections will be discussed with reference to the screening. And don’t miss the Q and A with Curator Richard Parkinson!

 

Where and when

Saturday 12th October from 10:45am to 18:00pm

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

The British Museum

Great Russell Street

London

WC1B 3DG

 

Map and directions can be found here http://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/getting_here.aspx

 

For more information please contact Camden LGBT Forum on 020 7388 5720

 

How to book

The films are FREE but booking is essential for each film you wish to see. Book by

 

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181;

Or online – see link below each description;

Or in person at the Ticket Desk in Great Court at The British Museum itself.

 

10.45–13.15 Maurice

1987, 140 minutes, Cert. 15

Director. James Ivory.

 

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. Nominated for Oscar, Won Silver Lion and Best Actor in Venice Film Festival.

Book here:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/event_detail.aspx?eventId=1137&title=Maurice&eventType=Film

 

13.45–14.45 Flames of Passion followed by Q&A with Richard Parkinson

1989, 18 minutes, Cert. 18

Director: Richard Kwietniowski

 

A doctor falls in love with a man in a train station after finding a photograph.

Followed by a Q&A session with curator Richard Parkinson, author of A Little Gay History. Richard will discuss objects from the Museum’s collection to explore same-sex love and gay identity.

Book here:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/event_detail.aspx?eventId=1131&title=Flames%20of%20Passion&eventType=Film

 

14.50–16.15 Small Town Gay Bar

2006, 81 minutes, Cert. E

Director: Malcolm Ingram

This film explores the struggle for equal rights by examining a variety of issues faced by gay men and women in the heart of Mississippi. Best Documentary Winner Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Grand Jury Prize Nominee Sundance Film Festival. Best Documentary Winner LA Outfest.

Book here:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/event_detail.aspx?eventId=1138&title=Small%20Town%20Gay%20Bar&eventType=Film

 

16.15–18.00 Cloudburst

2011, 93 minutes, Cert. 15

Director: Thom Fitzgerald

A romantic road movie staring Oscar-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker. The story of Stella and Dot, an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. Along the way, they pick up a young male hitchhiker.

Book here:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/event_detail.aspx?eventId=1132&title=Cloudburst&eventType=Film

Fifth LGBT Film Day at The British Museum
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