An Outstanding Film Programme

During LGBT History Month in Bradford, you can enjoy a film programme as excellent as you’d expect from the world’s first UNESCO City of Film. There are cult classics, new films and independent releases, all with LGBT themes and universal appeal. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert follows two drag queens and a transgender... View Article

During LGBT History Month in Bradford, you can enjoy a film programme as excellent as you’d expect from the world’s first UNESCO City of Film.

There are cult classics, new films and independent releases, all with LGBT themes and universal appeal.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert follows two drag queens and a transgender woman as they travel through the Australian Outback in their trusted bus, ‘Priscilla’. Watch the film plus live entertainment with the ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Delius‘ evening at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, brought to you in association with the Drunken Film Festival.

 

Paris is Burning is a 1990 documentary about New York ball culture in the 1980s and the lives of some of its characters. The ball scene brought together the African-American and Latino gay and transgender community to dress up, walk and vogue around the clubs, judging each other’s looks, realness and dancing ability. The ball scene continues to influence pop culture today, and fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race will recognise many of the show’s references.

See Paris is Burning during LGBT History Month.

 

Pride is based on the true story of LGSM – Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners – a group of London-based activists who pledged their support to the mining community during the 1980s miners’ strike. Packed with comedy, drama and fascinating insights into real events, this is a wonderful British feelgood film loved by critics and audiences alike.

See Pride during LGBT History Month.

 

Wonderkid tells the story of a gay professional footballer struggling to come to terms with the homophobia he experiences in the game when he signs to a Premier League club. The film was initially crowdfunded and won the support of Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry, as well Sky Sports. It’s now part of a national campaign to combat homophobia in football, and is a must-see for football fans.

See Wonderkid during LGBT History Month.

 

Carol is set in New York City during the early 1950s, and tells the story of a forbidden affair between an aspiring young photographer and an older woman going through a difficult divorce. It stars Rooney Mara, who tied for the Best Actress award at the Cannes film festival with her role, and co-stars Cate Blanchett as Carol.

See Carol during LGBT History Month.

 

Philadelphia is a deeply moving and important film which explores living with HIV as well as workplace discrimination. Tom Hanks stars as lawyer Andrew Beckett, who tries to hide his sexuality and his illness to keep his job, but is eventually exposed and fired, leading to a legal battle.

See Philadelphia during LGBT History Month.

 

The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as British mathematician Alan Turing in this biographical historical thriller. Turing worked on deciphering the encrypted German Enigma code during World War II, but was then severely punished for his sexuality, with tragic consequences.

See The Imitation Game during LGBT History Month.