This is a sponsored post from BFI Flare.
This year’s BFI Flare feels absolutely, positively vital. 2017 marks a significant milestone in our shared history: the 50th anniversary of the partial de-criminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.
Details of the access screenings can be found here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/flare/Online/flareaccess
English language films with English language subtitles
The following film has English language subtitles that include descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Moonlight Sat 18 Mar 13:30 Studio
BSL introduction / Q&A
Screenings where the film will have English language dialogue subtitles, and the introduction/Q&A will be BSL interpreted.
- FTWTF: Female to What the F*** Sat 18 Mar 11:30 Studio
- EVENT – Surprising Ancestors: Cinema’s Forgotten Queers Sun 19 Mar 13:30 NFT3
- Centre of My World Sun 19 Mar 18:10 NFT1
And while 2017 brings with it the anniversary of exciting political change, it also presents a time in which the rights we have fought so hard to gain seem suddenly vulnerable once more. The disturbing growth of far-right political movements, which threaten to erase our progress, is of real concern and underlines a need for us (as a Festival and a community) to be visible, to be present and to be loud.
Our kaleidoscopic artwork for this year’s Festival places queer politics and culture front and centre – it is a call to arms for us to unite and stay strong. Of course, BFI Flare is also about fun, and about celebration, and about the stimulating joys of cinema. But as we sit smiling in those darkened theatres,
or drink and dance with our friends in the bar, we must remember that the Festival was born out of politics and this remains central to our purpose – our very being.
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