8 Fabulously Queer Films To See At BFI Flare

Don’t miss out on London’s awesome LGBT film festival.


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BFI Flare

Looking for something LGBT to brighten up your working week? Searching for the perfect setting for your next Tinder date? Date night booked in with your partner and already watched everything on Netflix? London’s BFI Flare film festival could be the answer. The queer cinema extravaganza is happening right now and goes on until Sunday. While many of the screenings are already sold out there are still a few with some availability.

 

Here are 8 of our recommendations:

 

1. Signature Move

An indie-comedy about Zaynab, a Pakistani Muslim lesbian living in Chicago, balancing falling in love with taking care of her telly-obsessed mum.

Tickets available here.

 

2. Raising Zoey

A gripping documentary showing a year in the life of a trans teenager, fighting against discrimination with her awesome mum and siblings.

Tickets available here.

 

3. Orlando: The Queer Element

An educational event examining the concepts of sex and gender from Elizabethan times to the present day.

Tickets available here.

 

4. The Untamed

BFI describes this boundary-pushing queer film as a “mind-blowing mix of social drama and sci-fi”. Intrigued? Then get booking those seats.

Tickets available here.

 

5. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Sing-along)

Warm up your vocal chords and drape yourself in your best bling for this uber camp sing-along screening of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell’s magnificent movie.

Tickets available here.

 

6. Pride?

A heartfelt new documentary about the history and the future of Pride. This is a work-in-progress preview screening.

Tickets available here.

 

7. Barbarella

Classic camp at its best: Jane Fonda, a 60s take on futuristic fashion and a shag-pile spaceship.

Tickets available here.

 

8. Waiting for B

Brilliant documentary about the queer Brazilian Beyonce superfans who camp out two months before her big show.

Tickets available here.

 

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