Film | LGBT Britain

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 7:30pm - 9:45pm

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LGBT equalityTo mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, in association with Unite Somerset Community and Unite South West.

Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject for this collection of archive films from the BFI. Featuring moving and fascinating films spanning 1909 to 1994, the screening programme 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 throughout a time of explosive social change. It includes 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. 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.

Cert PG | 85 mins | Director: Various

Please Note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Doors Open 7pm.

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Event Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:

Ticket £ 3.00

Solidarity Ticket £ 10.00

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Please Note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.