2018 Programme

Best British Shorts 3 – Queer Then

The final programme of Best British shorts delves into history of queer lives in the recent past, with 4 fascinating documentaries covering a wide range of experiences

77 mins + Q&A

Delving into the history of queer lives in the recent past, the four films in this programme cover a wide range of experiences, from first-hand accounts of growing up black and queer in the 1970s to one man’s “bachelor” life in Cardiff and London, when homosexual acts between men were still illegal. The stories told here are an important reminder of how far we’ve come, and perhaps how far we have to go. Even if the journey hasn’t always been an easy one, each of these films ultimately offers a message of hope.

Bachelor, 38
Angela Clarke | UK | 15min

Beyond (There’s Always a Black Issue, Dear)
Claire Lawrie | UK | 30min

Fleshback: Queer Raving in Manchester’s Twilight Zone
Stephen Isaac-Wilson | UK 16min

A Long Line of Glitter
Asten Holmes-Elliott | UK | 16min