Sunday, September 2, 2007

Generations of Love at the BFI

Dirk Bogarde in VictimSession Three: Entrapment, blackmail, double lives
Life before the 1967 Sexual Offences Act

(Dir. Basil Dearden, UK, 1961)

What was gay life like before the 1967 Sexual Offences Act decriminalised homosexual acts between two men over 21, in private? Did you see Victim when it was released in 1961? How did the fear of discovery affect Gays and Lesbians at the time? Did you think homosexuality would ever be legal?

Chaired by Brian Robinson, Senior Programmer LLGFF.

Generations of Love is a series of free monthly afternoon screenings and discussion for older members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities to share their experiences and memories through archive film. The series started life during the 21st BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and is a space for reminiscence and reflection. Titles drawn from BFI Mediatheque collection Beautiful Things will act as a springboard for discussions around the creation of identity, shared knowledge and intergenerational understanding.

Generations of Love
Thursday 6 September, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Studio, BFI Southbank
Box Office: 020 7928 3232 to reserve a place

Generations of Love future events:
Thu 4 Oct: Love Triangles with Vanda Carter
Thu 1 Nov: Lost Language of Cranes with Sean Mathias

Don't miss Out at the Pictures, a new monthly lesbian and gay slot at BFI Southbank. Screening in September, Forget Venice (Dir. Franco Brusati, Italy, 1979) and Queen Christina (Dir. Rouben Mamoulian, USA, 1933).

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