Various Directors | UK | 1909-1994 | 84 mins | Cert PG | English language
Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of BRITAIN ON FILM: LGBT. With films spanning 1909 to 1994, it documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board throughout a time of explosive social change.
Including some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection includes a 1925 film on ‘Cutie Cattaro’, a boxer more interested in flirting than fighting and a drag queen, ‘Percy’ competing for a prize in 1909. Exploring the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, the films cover early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences; the formation of the Gay Black Group, an early instance of intersectional thinking; and the 1980 fight for transgender rights in the European Court.
It’s a moving and fascinating collection, a social document encompassing both the collective public fight for basic rights and equality and more personal, intimate and psychological ones: the shedding of shame and the ability to be open about one’s most private self; the claiming of the right to love and to say publicly, proudly: this is who I am.
Battling Bruisers: Some Boxing Buffoonery (1925)
This Week: Homosexuals (1964) & This Week: Lesbians (1965)
Hints and Hobbies No.11 (1926)
Gays: Speaking Up (1978)
David is Homosexual (1978)
Gay Life (1980)
How Percy Won the Beauty Competition (1909)
AIDS: The Victims (1985)
Gay Black Group (1983)
What Am I? (1980)
Miss Norah Blaney (1932)
Age of Dissent (1994
Tickets are unreserved seating - seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts.
1:00pm: Introductions, trailer reel (10-15 mins), main feature BRITAIN ON FILM: LGBT
PLEASE NOTE: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy
BRITAIN ON FILM: LGBT is presented in partnership by Hull Independent Cinema, Pride in Hull and Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
For more information on Pride in Hull, please visit prideinhull.co.uk
For more information about local charity Hull Independent Cinema or to purchase a membership please visit: www.hullindependentcinema.com