Leeds Queer Film Festival Focus on Older LGBT+ / Learning Disabled LGBT+

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The Leeds Queer Film Festival returns to Live Art Bistro from 21-24 March 2019, showcasing some of the best short and feature LGBT+ films from around the world.

This year the organisers are especially excited to be screening some films on the theme of disability and access:

Queer Freedom

A brand new collaboration for LQFF this year, this set of films has been selected by Oska Bright, an award-winning film festival based in Brighton.

Oska Bright show films made by, or featuring, autistic people and people with learning disabilities or additional needs.

Friday 22 March at 15:30

John and Michael – Two men with Down’s Syndrome who shared an intimate and profoundly loving relationship.

Pili Y Yo (Pili and Me) – Pili has Down’s Syndrome and her inability to say what she wants makes her nephew reflect on the importance of listening.

Life on Two Spectrums  – Meet Tia Anna, a drag queen with Asperger’s Syndrome from Sheffield.

Versions – An exploration of individual identities and family ties using collage and silhouettes.

Also showing: 
Saturday 23 March at 18:00 

Four Billion Reasons – A journey of 8 metres becomes an epic odyssey, thanks to the inaccessibilty of the New York City subway system.

LQFF has also included some films about older LGBT+ people:
Friday 21 March at 13:00

Löftet (The Promise) – After getting married in their 80s, Maj-Briht and Helle put “in sickness and in health” to the test when Helle suffers a stroke soon after.

Saturday 22 March at 16:45

Bruce and Daryl – Two older men ruminate on their life together through love, loss and academia.

Full programme (including a large-print text-only version): https://www.leedsqueerfilmfestival.co.uk/festival-programme-2019

Access info here: https://www.leedsqueerfilmfestival.co.uk/access

Any questions please get in touch! leedsqueerfilmfestival@gmail.com

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2019-03-14T10:14:11+00:00 14th March 2019|0 Comments

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Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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