Magazine article Screen International

BFI Flare Unveils 2017 Programme

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Flare Unveils 2017 Programme

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BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival (March 16-26) has revealed the line-up for its 2017 edition.

Now in its 31st year, the festival will feature more than 50 features and 100 shorts, as well as a range of special events, guest appearances and workshops.

As previously announced, this year's event will open with the world premiere of Against The Law, a BBC-produced political drama made in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised homosexual acts between adult males in England and Wales.

One of the highlights of the main programme this year will be the European premiere of Torrey Pines [pictured], the stop-motion animation about a child grappling with gender identity and a schizophrenic mother.

The film world premiered at Seattle Queer Film Festival in October last year. At BFI Flare, the screening will be accompanied by a live score from director Clyde Peterson's band, Your Heart Breaks.

Programme highlights include the premiere of UK web series Different For Girls and the premiere of After Louie, in which Alan Cumming plays a New York artist whose life is turned upside down by an encounter with a much younger man.

Further titles playing at BFI Flare having debuted at other festivals include: The Handmaiden, Body Electric, and Below Her Mouth. …

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