2021 8th PRIDE LGBTQ+ Film Virtual Festival

Saturday 6th February 2021 19:00 - 21:00
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2021  8th PRIDE LGBTQ+ Film Virtual Festival

Portsmouth Film Show screened four films for its annual Pride LGBTQ+ Film Festival in February. Online films will be Free to UoP Staff, students and our members/followers. The virtual fetival supported by BFI FAN, University of Portsmouth LGBTQ+ Staff Network , FilmCrew4u,  Peccadillo Pictures and Portsmouth Partnership Foundation.

Saturday 6 Feb   7pm    50 Years Legal (2018)  15   Documentary /77min

Leading activists and commentators explore the changes that have taken place since homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK in 1967 and the influence of gay culture on society.  The film is a valuable contribution to LGBT history and to the broader battle against prejudice that is central to how Western society has evolved in recent decades.  ( TBCwith an opening talk video from uni rep) https://vimeo.com/ondemand/50yearslegal

Post-film discussion: Saturday, 6 February20:15 – 21:30

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13 Feb   7pm     Monsoon   (2020  UK       12A / 85 Minutes 

Kit returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he’s no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness. The film is a rich and poignant exploration of the struggle for identity in a place where the past weighs heavily on the present.   https://vimeo.com/ondemand/monsoonfilm 

Post-film discussion: Saturday, 13 February20:30 – 22:00

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20 Feb   7pm    Cocoon    (2021)         15/  German | Subtitles: English,  93 mins

Falling in love was never on the cards. Nora, a shy Berlin girl, was always hanging around in the shadow of her older sister, attempting to fit in with her friends; image obsessed girls who only care about looks and immature guys who think insults are the best way to a girl’s heart. Nora has her own way of looking at the world, when she meets Romy she realises why and instantly falls for her. Forging her own identity Nora no longer feels invisible. A true depiction of the trials and triumphs of female adolescence, Cocoon is a raw and honest coming-of-age tale  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/cocoonfilm 

Post-film discussion:

Saturday, 20 February20:45 – 22:00

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27 Feb   7pm  A Perfectly Normal Family   Danish/ Subtitles: English  | 97 min

Emma (11) has a perfectly normal family until one day it turns out her dad, Thomas (Mikkel Følsgaard, Oscar nominee A Royal Affair and Land of Mine), is transgender. As Thomas becomes Agnete, both father and daughter struggle to hold on to what they had, while accepting that everything has changed. (two weeks view available) https://selz.co/S1X69BG.

2021 8th PRIDE LGBTQ+ Film Virtual Festival

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