Scottish Queer International Film Festival announces 2019 programme

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SQIFF 2019 is set to be gloriously queer, you don’t wanna miss it 🏳️‍🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) have announced their full programme for 2019, showcasing a packed programme of the best in independent film, made for and by LGBTQI people.  They are truly celebrating their fifth birthday in [….]

Six queer films you may have missed on Netflix

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There’s some hidden gems you’ve probably scrolled past… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS While you’ve been bingeing Orange Is the New Black, you might have forgotten that Netflix have a pretty queer selection of films to offer too.  We’re sure you know about the classics, but there’s more to Netflix than just Blue Is the Warmest Colour [….]

Here are the LGBTQI films you can catch at this year’s Raindance Film Festival

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Raindance means Raindance BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Raindance Film Festival is the UK’s biggest independent film festival, and this year they have their very own Queer Strand especially dedicated to celebrating the stories of LGBTQI people.  Today, they announced the full programme of films that will be shown over the twelve days of Raindance, which is [….]

REVIEW: Booksmart

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Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is the teen comedy we’ve all been waiting for BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS When I first read the synopsis for Booksmart, it seemed like your usual teen comedy fodder, but that foolish assumption of mine couldn’t have been further from the delightful truth… Minutes into the preview screening I’d bagged and it [….]

OPINION: “Isn’t it time for more positive LGBTQI+ stories onscreen?”

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Filmmaker Joe Solomon explains why it’s so important to create celebratory queer cinema BY JOE SOLOMON Do you remember the first person you came out to? What was going through your head? According to Dr Shainna Ali, in article in Psychology Today The Coming Out cycle, the following questions invariably crop up: Will ________ understand? [….]