To complement Chichester Pride, Pride Month and our three LGBTQ+ films, this talk looks at the development of British queer cinema over more than a hundred years.
At a time when British queer filmmaking is once again flourishing, with the recent success of ‘Blue Jean’ (2022) and the upcoming ‘Femme’ (2023), now is a great time to look back at British queer cinema pioneers such as Derek Jarman, Pratibha Parmar and the late Ron Peck. From pioneering classics such as ‘Victim’ (1961) and ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ (1985) to more recent gems such as ‘Stud Life’ (2012) and ‘Ammonite’ (2020), this talk explores the incredibly rich history of queer filmmaking in the UK.
Alex Davidson is a cinema curator at the Barbican and a former curator for the BFI National Archive. He has written for a variety of film publications, both at the BFI and beyond, and given cinema talks and presentations across the UK. His specialism is queer cinema and television.
100m inc Q&A