By Robyn Quick
This Pride Month, Barbican Cinema will showcase eight films celebrating LGBTQ+ lives.
Jonathan Demme’s 1993 drama played an important role in bringing straight audiences up to speed with the epidemic.
Danny DeVito’s portrayal of Oswald Cobblepot in Batman Returns shows the importance of embracing your differences.
By Gina Tonic
John Cameron Mitchell’s cult 2001 musical drama is a poignant reminder of the power of being yourself.
By Weiting Liu
Though never released in mainland china Stanley Kwan’s cult 2001 melodrama fully deserves its cult status.
By Samuel Sims
Through its rejection of gender stereotypes, the 2001 video game adaptation helped me realise the power of my own identity.
Hettie Macdonald’s 1996 film contains a beautiful message of queer acceptance and togetherness.
Emma Seligman’s growing pains comedy ushers in a new era for bi characters who are not judged on their sexuality.
Ted Kotcheff’s visceral, queer-coded descent into one man’s personal hell refuses to adhere to expectations.
Céline Sciamma’s LGBTQ+ themed second feature found itself at the centre of a political storm in France.
Director Peter Murimi discusses capturing the experience of a young gay man in I Am Samuel.
By Sam Moore
In 1976’s Sebastiane and 1986’s Caravaggio, the director refuses to relegate homosexuality to the subtext.
By Logan Kenny
The film shows the everyday agonies of existing as queer and dealing with trauma in an apathetic world.
Public screenings can be a safe space for LGBT+ people. But the uncertain future many cinemas now face could rob us of that.
By Juan Barquin
In Summer of 85, the French director builds on a career-long interest in how we deal with love and loss.
By Katie Goh
Gabrielle Zilkha’s documentary Queering the Script looks at how fans have fought for more diverse representation.
By Rahul Patel
Jennie Livingston’s seminal portrait of New York’s ballroom culture still resonates throughout the queer community.