The UK’s largest queer film event, BFI Flare returns to the BFI Southbank (and to the BFI Player online) over ten days this March to showcase the best new LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world. This year’s Opening Gala selection is ‘The Stroll’, a groundbreaking documentary following transgender sex workers in New York City’s Meatpacking District, while the festival closes with ‘Drifter’, a portrait of a young gay man’s sexual exploits in contemporary Berlin. Other highlights include ‘Who I Am Not’, a documentary about the lives of two young intersex South Africans and ‘Loving Highsmith’, a feature length documentary about the cult queer author. As usual there’ll also be a packed programme of DJ nights, quizzes and other events, plus a presentation of some of the best-received queer films to be released in the past year, including Georgia Oakley’s dazzling debut ‘Blue Jean’ and the Nan Goldin documentary ‘All The Beauty And The Bloodshed’. Check out the full programme here.
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