‘Sensational’ and star-studded examples of LGBT cinema are set to hit the big screen at Manchester’s HOME as part of a film festival that has been touring the country.
POUTfest Tour, a Peccadillo Pictures creation, is travelling across the UK stopping along the way in London, Birmingham, Aberdeen, and Cardiff – to name just a few – in a bid to diversify audiences of queer cinema.
The programme, which is supported by the BFI with National Lottery funding, previews LGBT features, documentaries and short films for regional audiences who may never have been able to enjoy them locally before.
DIVERSIFY: The festival brings LGBT cinemas to wider regional audiences
BFI’s Head of UK Audiences Be Luxford said: “POUTfest is an incredible exciting initiative fuelled by absolute passion and commitment by Peccadillo.
“With Lottery support we hope to see as many cinemas pick up and engage with the tour as possible to help reach the widest audience for these extraordinary films.”
HOME, on Whitworth Street West, will be showing Soft Lad tomorrow August 12.
SOFT LAD: A star-studded British gay tale directed by Leon Lopez
The British gay tale from director Leon Lopez stars Coronation Street’s Daniel Brocklebank (Billy Mayhew), Jonny Labey aka Paul Coker from Eastenders, and Suzanne Collins who played Nicky Shadwick in Brookside.
A GIRL AT MY DOOR: Sae Ron Kim stars in the lesbian Korean film
While A Girl At My Door – a lesbian Korean feature film by July Jung – will wow the crowds on Sunday August 16, and Dressed As A Girl – a ‘sensational’ documentary about the drag circuit in East London – will air on Thursday August 27.
DRESSED AS A GIRL: Jonny Woo in the East London drag documentary
Last up on this stop for the festival will be an exclusive to Manchester showing of the film Weekend – written and directed by Andrew Haigh – about a gay hook-up in a Nottingham nightclub that leads to so much more.
So whether you’re a long-standing fan of LGBT films or want to explore your cinemality head to HOME to catch one of these on the big screen.
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