The Bioscope Independent Cinema, Goethe Institut is bringing you a LGBTI film festival in Johannesburg from late May.
What: They’re launching the Queer Film Festival, curated by Dean Hutton and Darryl Els
When is it happening: May 28 – June 3
Where is it happening: The Bioscope, Maboneng, Jozi
Why: There should always be room for new film festivals and platforms for important stories to be told.
“The festival will screen a selection of the best features, documentaries and shorts from around the world, offering a diverse reflection on queer life in film. Importantly, the programme will have a special focus on early and classic gay and lesbian cinema.”
Some movies being screened include:
- Stories of Our Lives, an anthology film about Kenya’s oppressed LGBTI community
- Out in the Night, a documentary about four black lesbians in America who defended themselves against a violent perpetrator and ended up prisoners because of it
- Memoirs of a Killarney House Boy, a short film by Dean Hutton
- Different from the Others, a 1919 silent film about two male musicians whose love scandalises society
- Dakan, a Sub-Saharan reinterpretation of Romeo and Juliet (screening is free, so book your seat NOW!)
Check out the trailer for Stories of our Lives:
Source : Daily Planet