LGBT Film Appreciation Evening


DATE: First & Third Friday of the month starting from Friday 7th October
TIME: 6:30pm Arrival
WHERE: Birmingham LGBT
Birmingham LGBT are delighted to present a new fortnightly film appreciation evening with Jose Arroyo, Principal Teaching Fellow in Film Studies at the University of Warwick. These free evenings will take place on the first and third Friday of the month, the next screening will be Friday 4th November. Jose will screen a series of films that have been historically significant for LGBT communities over the years, discuss different ways of appreciating them, and offer those who attend an opportunity to explore what these films may have meant to them, what they might have meant to the audience of their time or what we might continue to value in them. Each evening will consist of an introduction to the film, screening, and informal discussion afterwards. These evenings are free, open to absolutely anyone, and you are welcome to attend a many as you like.

Next Screening:

  • Friday Dec 16th – Chant d’amour (Jean Genet, France, 1950) and Looking for Langston (Isaac Julien, GB, 1989) Two avant-garde films, forth exploring desire, one from France, and the source of most of  the root vocabulary of contemporary gay imagery, and the other, British, from the 80s, using Mapplethorpe’s photographs and the poetry of Langston Hughes to explore the fetishisation of race in contemporary gay cultures.

No booking is required, for more information please visit our website or contact

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