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BFI Flare Line Up













BFI Flare: Programme announced!


The full line-up for BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival is now online


This year's Festival will open with the World Premiere of Fergus O’Brien’s Against the Law, and will close with the International Premiere of Jennifer Reeder’s Signature Move. 

The programme is once again divided into three handy sections: Hearts, Bodies and Minds. Packed with this year's must-see LGBT films as well as talks, events, club nights and more, there's something for everyone at this year's Flare!

Tickets go on sale to the public from 27 February, or join the BFI to get to the front of the queue with priority booking from 22 February.




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Special Presentations


Our Opening & Closing Night Galas, plus Centrepiece Screening





Against the Law


Thu 16 Mar 18:15 & 20:45 | NFT1

This year’s opening film highlights a key moment in British history that led to the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.






Signature Move


Sun 26 Mar 18:15 & 20:40 | NFT1

A moving account of a young woman navigating her life between a mother who doesn’t really know her daughter and a burgeoning relationship that offers the possibility of real happiness.






Torrey Pines (with live score)


Sat 18 Mar 18:45 | NFT2

This psychedelic coming-of-age road trip is both a stop-motion animation, and a theatrical show with live score from Queercore band, Your Heart Breaks.












Films about love, romance and friendship





I Love You Both


22 & 24 Mar

Twin brother and sister fall for the same guy in this fresh and surprising modern rom-com.








18 & 20 Mar

A gorgeously photographed, teasingly libidinous exercise in latent homoeroticism set over a long hot summer in Buenos Aires.












Stories of sex, identity and transformation





The Handmaiden


22 & 23 Mar

Sex, intrigue and duplicity run wild in this 1930s Korean-set drama inspired by Sarah Waters’ marvellous Fingersmith.








21 & 23 Mar

In a desperate bid to get the college scholarship he needs, a teenage boy joins the girls’ volleyball team.













Reflections on art, politics and community





Free Cece!


21 & 22 Mar

Laverne Cox leads this insightful documentary into the case of Cece McDonald, whose infamous trial sparked protests around the world.








25 & 26 Mar

A warm and intelligent survey that examines the history of Pride, its radical off-shoots and what the future of queer organising will be.













Short and Sweet


Small but perfectly formed





Trials and Liberations


18 & 19 Mar

When it comes to love, we all make mistakes, but do we ever learn from them?






Not Over Till It's Over


25 & 26 Mar

Personal stories of transgender and non-binary experiences from around the globe.











Winks and Nudges


An exploration (and reconsideration) of camp cinema





Can't Stop The Music


Thu 23 Mar 21:00 | BFI IMAX

A monument to camp with the Village People and some of the most dazzling musical numbers ever committed to celluloid.










BFI Flare recommends




Fri 17 Feb 22:00-03:00 | Dalston Superstore
The sporadic queer Parisian trainwreck returns! After wild nights across the world, she’s back for oodles of handbaggy house and euphoric disco.



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Coming Out: 50 Years of Gay Literature

Sat 25 Feb 19:00 | Wolfson Theatre, LSE
Dean Atta, Neil Bartlett and Maureen Duffy talk about changing attitudes to homosexuality reflected in literature fifty years on from the Sexual Offences Act.



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22 Feb - 12 Mar | Greenwich Theatre 
A new American rock musical based on the trial of Lizzie Borden.



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