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London LGBT Film Festival Announces 2014 Line Up ‘BFI Flare’

52tuesdaysThe BFI have announced this year’s theme (and new name!) to the London LGBT Film Festival – going with the wonderful new name of BFI Flare. To coincide with the programme reveal, they also announced the opening and closing films of the festival.

The galas were the first big reveal, with the announcement that Hong Khauo’s first feature LILTING, starring Ben Whishaw, will be opening the festival, while the amazing Sundance smash 52 TUESDAYS (pictured) will be closing closing. The Accenture Gala film will be the Cuban film THE LAST MATCH.

The ones to watch will definitely be the sub-sections of the festival, following the themes of “Heart” “Bodies” and “Minds”. Each section has been specifically picked to showcase the best of LGBT features, documentaries and shorts highlighting the best talents from around the world.

“Hearts” includes screenings of Darren Stein’s comedy G.B.F. and Mark Theideman’s heartbreakingly beautiful LAST SUMMER. It also includes a look at “Queer Bollywood” celebrating the last 100 years of the Bollywood industry.

“Bodies” looks at stories of sex, identity and transformation. It includes screenings of CONCUSSION starring Sons Of Anarchy‘s Maggie Siff, documentary AGE OF CONSENT and a screening of BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR.

Lastly we have “Minds” which is a reflection on arts, politics and community. Focusing on the lives of the LGBT community, it includes screenings of the documentaries BORN THIS WAY, THE ABOMINALE CRIME andthe heartbreaking story of murdered gay teenager Larry King in VALENTINE ROAD. There are a couple of features including in this category – BIG WORDS starring THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT’s Yaya Alafia and a “best of the year” screening of KILL YOUR DARLINGS.

It looks like an absolute blinder of an event, don’t miss out! Check out the full programme listings of BFI Flare here

TV and Theatre Nerd who will always try and give you a good opinion, unless it is something to do with Bloc Party, then it will be completely biased. Favourite films include: HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, ALMOST FAMOUS AND MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO.

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