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Queer coming of age in the Teen Apocalypse Trilogy

By Sam Moore

Gregg Araki’s mid-’90s triptych explores the hope and hopelessness of being young and openly gay.

Why it’s time to revisit this landmark British LGBT+ drama

By Katie Goh

Ron Peck’s Nighthawks survives as much more than a historical document of gay life in a bygone era.

This filmmaker used Barbie dolls to storyboard her debut feature

By Stefania Sarrubba

Director Kelly Walker explains how she came up with a novel solution to a creative problem.

Levan Akin: ‘A lot of people in Georgia are living secret lives’

By Jack King

The director of And Then We Danced discusses his film’s impact on the LGBT+ community in Georgia and beyond.

And Then We Danced

By Emily Maskell

Rivalry and romance bloom in Swedish-Georgian director Levan Akin’s captivating coming-of-age drama.

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How the queering of Georgian folk dance sparked a cultural revolution

By Daniel Theophanous

Levan Akin’s And Then We Danced has put LGBT+ rights centre-stage in the conservative, Orthodox country.

A coalition of LGBT+ filmmakers are boycotting an Israeli film festival

By Charles Bramesco

Over 100 artists are taking a stand against the annual TLVFest in Tel Aviv.

Welcome to Chechnya – first look review

By Jack King

David France’s vital documentary interrogates the ongoing queer genocide in the Russian republic.

Queer desire and the art of looking in Portrait of a Lady on Fire

By Rosie Thompson

Céline Sciamma’s 18th-century romance beautifully portrays the hiddenness of same-sex relationships.

BFI Flare’s 2020 programme focuses on politics, resistance and rebellion

By Romelly Eavis

The UK’s premier LGBTIQ+ film festival returns with over 50 features, 85 shorts and a wide range of special events.

The L Word: Generation Q review – still struggling with growing pains

By Roxanne Sancto

Marja-Lewis Ryan reimagines her hit 2000s show for the current LGBT+ community, with mixed results.

A Very Queer Christmas: Is the LGBT+ holiday rom-com season upon us?

By Stefania Sarrubba

Let It Snow and Season of Love bring female queer romance to the fore.

The star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 is reclaiming the film’s queerness

By Thomas Hobbs

Mark Patton opens up about his experiences as the first ever male scream queen.

Six of the best new LGBT+ short films from around the world

By Ronan Doyle

This year’s Iris Prize Film Festival in Cardiff showcased emerging trends across the spectrum of queer cinema.

BFI Flare and the changing landscape of queer cinema

By Megan Christopher

This year’s festival brought a diverse mix of LGBT-themed stories – as well as some star names.

Girl, A Fantastic Woman and cinema’s difficult period of transition

By Lillian Crawford

How the language we use to talk about art which explores subjects of gender and identity can evolve.

Of Love and Law

By David Jenkins

Married gay lawyers in Osaka fight everyday injustice in this delightful, deadpan documentary.

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