DIVA DOES FLARE: Cured

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An interview with Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer, directors of Cured BY NADIA DAVIES This astonishingly rich documentary explores the campaign by key US activists to remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s definition of mental illness. Describe your film in three words. Eye-opening, inspiring, emotional. What inspired you to make the film? Patrick Sammon: [….]

From A To Q: The must-see film all about falling for your best friend

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This new queer short film from Emmalie El Fadli is one that so many queer individuals can relate to BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS From A To Q, directed and written by Emmalie El Fadli, is a new short film that explores the story of 22-year-old Alex who wakes suddenly from a dream in which she kisses [….]

BFI Flare: Five Films For Freedom digital campaign returns for 2021

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The world’s largest LGBTQI digital campaign reminds audiences that love is still a human right 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS It’s back! Five Films For Freedom, the world’s largest LGBTQI digital campaign, will return for 2021 as part of BFI Flare to remind audiences that love is still a human right. Broadcasting five brand new queer films [….]

DIVA EXCLUSIVE: Andra Day is our jaw-dropping new cover star

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PLUS Sapphic Saxons, Julien Baker and BFI Flare BY DIVA STAFF, COVER IMAGE BY MYRIAM SANTOS We’re in love with this gorgeous, golden cover, shot by Myriam Santos. Once you’re done feasting your eyes, head inside, where actor and musician Andra Day speaks exclusively to DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon about transforming into Black, bisexual icon Billie [….]

Here’s what’s in store for BFI Flare 2021!

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The official programme for this year’s festival promises 12 days of unmissable LGBTQI cinema BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE FROM WELL ROUNDED BFI Flare, London’s LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, has come a long way since being one of the first film festivals to have to cancel its physical events due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year. With [….]

WATCH: Your first look at the trailer for Justine

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An intimate queer drama that explores the power the past can hold BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA JUMP START PRODUCTIONS We’ve been waiting over a year for the release of Justine after it was pushed back due to the global pandemic last March, but we’re here to confirm this is a film that was worth [….]

SCREEN: DIVA’s top six picks for the Glasgow Film Festival

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The programme for 2021 is fully stocked with queer and Scottish stories 🎥 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Back for a 12-day-long run, Glasgow Film Festival is boasting a super queer programme for 2021, with plenty of Scottish stories sprinkled on top for your viewing pleasure. The programme this year includes an impressive seven world premieres, three European [….]