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No Hard Feelings

By Emily Maskell

Queer romance blossoms in this tactful tale of migrant identity from first-time director Faraz Shariat.

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Happiest Season

By Hannah Woodhead

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star in Clea DuVall’s festive rom-com about going home and coming out.

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Trauma and catharsis in Gregg Araki’s Mysterious Skin

By Logan Kenny

The film shows the everyday agonies of existing as queer and dealing with trauma in an apathetic world.

Why shared viewing experiences are vital to queer audiences

By Hamish Calvert

Public screenings can be a safe space for LGBT+ people. But the uncertain future many cinemas now face could rob us of that.

A Perfectly Normal Family

By Lillian Crawford

Malou Reymann’s feature debut presents a potentially dangerous perspective on the issue of gender identity.

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Defining legendary: Paris Is Burning at 30

By Rahul Patel

Jennie Livingston’s seminal portrait of New York’s ballroom culture still resonates throughout the queer community.

Meet the trans woman of colour chronicling life in America’s margins

By Ryan Coleman

Isabel Sandoval’s third feature, Lingua Franca, gives a voice to some of the world’s most vilified and vulnerable people.

Open City Documentary Festival announces its most inclusive line-up ever

By Lillian Crawford

Over half of the virtual 2020 edition is comprised of directors who identify as female or non-binary.

Netflix’s Disclosure is just the start for trans*-positive representation

By Lillian Crawford

Sam Feder’s latest documentary, on Hollywood’s harmful transgender stereotypes, is a great conversation starter – but we need to go further.

Let The Sunshine In: The queer legacy of Miloš Forman’s Hair

By Brian Quinn

Beyond its anti-war rhetoric, the Czech director’s version of the Broadway musical is a story of same-sex love.

The queer-coding of this classic screwball comedy

By James Palmer

Themes of bisexuality and polygamy are subtly veiled in 1940’s My Favorite Wife.

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Ron Peck’s Nighthawks survives as much more than a historical document of gay life in a bygone era.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

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