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LGBTI film festival in Jozi!

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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

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