Diversity in film celebrated with Pride

Pride in Hull has teamed up with local film organisation Hull Independent Cinema to bring the very best in LGBT+ film to the city as part of LGBT 50.

With a programme of independent and world cinema, the Pride in Hull Film Festival will take place on Tuesday 25 July at Hull Truck Theatre and Kardomah 94, along with a special additional screening on Thursday 20 July at Vue Cinema Hull.

Celebrating diversity in film, the programme includes a regional premiere of Tom of Finland, plus rarely-seen archive material from the BFI, showcasing some of the earliest UK LGBT film clips and offering an intimate and thought-provoking look at LGBT society. Also on the line-up is Queerama, a documentary telling the story of an extraordinary century of gay experiences, with a stunning soundtrack by Allison Goldfrapp, Hercules & Love Affair and John Grant.

Damien Greco, Head of Programming at Hull Independent Cinema, said: “We have a great working relationship with Pride in Hull, so the chance to work with them to bring such an important film programme to Hull this year is something we feel very privileged to be a part of.

“In such a pivotal year for Hull and the LGBT community, we wanted to bring a set of experiences to audiences which would resonate with people during the most important week of the year in the Pride calendar.”

Hull Independent Cinema has been showing films tackling key LGBT+ themes throughout 2017 in a unique partnership with Pride in Hull as part of its wider programme of screenings and festivals during Hull’s year as UK City of Culture.

Graham Jenkinson, Trustee at Pride in Hull, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Hull Independent Cinema once again to bring these wonderful films to the city.”

“This varied programme will touch on many different facets of LGBT+ life from around the world through both documentary and fiction. In a time when many people believe that the struggles of the LGBT community have all been overcome, many of these films illustrate how difficult that journey was and how for many, they continue.”

The Pride in Hull Film Festival is part of LGBT 50, a week-long festival of music, dance, theatre, comedy, exhibitions and debates to mark the 50th anniversary of sexual freedom in the UK.

The festival coincides with the BFI’s national LGBTQ Gross Indecency Programme, which runs from 22-29 July and explores the pioneering and problematic depictions of LGBT life in British film and TV throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s.

See the very best in LGBT+ film at the Pride in Hull Film Festival on Thursday 20 July and Tuesday 25 July. You can get your hands on tickets from £5.