Film Night: LGBT Britain

February 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Gants Hill Library
490 Cranbrook Rd
Ilford IG2 6LA
Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure
020 8708 2409
Film Night: LGBT Britain @ Gants Hill Library | England | United Kingdom

Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of our film night. Come along and view a moving and fascinating collection of films spanning 1909 to 1994. The films document a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and charts the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board throughout a time of explosive social change.
Featuring some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection begins with a 1909 film featuring a drag queen competing for a prize, while later films explore the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, including early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences, and the fight for transgender rights in the European Court. It’s a wonderful 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.
Film collection supplied by the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) a registered charity bringing non-commercial films to audiences who may not normally have access to them. In collaboration with the British Film Institute they have launched Britain on Film on Tour – a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time.
Please note: the programme contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect audience members with photosensitive epilepsy.
Free. Just turn up. Popcorn will be provided.
Information: Contact Rhonda on 020 8708 2409 or email