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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camden LGBT Forum
Tel: 020 7388 5878
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.