Hi All,

Please find below information on the Shout Film Festival 2012.  Also on the Newsletter under the Shout Film Festival, the day and time for the film at Light House, Wolverhampton. Film called Keep The Lights On is on Wednesday 14th November at 8.20pm, and Hit So Hard in on Monday 12th November at 6.15pm.

SHOUT Queer Film Festival 2012 Programme

Welcome

We are delighted to announce the programme for the SHOUT Queer Film Festival 2012!  It’s particularly exciting to be holding our first stand alone Queer Film Festival, keeping SHOUT activities happening throughout the year.  Our preview film ‘Call Me Kuchu’ is presented in partnership with West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival, and is an important and insightful documentary on the work of brave LGBT activists in Uganda. Our festival proper kicks of on 9th November with a special launch party and our opening film, Cloudburst, starring the wonderful Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis.  Over nine days we will be showing a fantastic and diverse range of LGBT films at venues across Birmingham and West Midlands.  Check out the programme which includes award winning films such as gritty New York drama ‘Keep The Lights On’, period drama ‘North Sea Texas’, and the beautiful Swedish lesbian drama ‘Kiss Me’.  We are also paying homage to the late director Tony Scott with a special Southside outdoor screening of his classic 80’s vampire movie ‘The Hunger’. Thanks for supporting SHOUT and we look forward to seeing you in November! Join us on the 9rd November from 7.30pm at mac for the launch of the festival and the fabulous movie ‘Cloudburst’. www.shoutfestival.co.uk

 

Call Me Kuchu (E)

Pre-Festival Screening, part of the West Midlands Human Rights Festival. (2011) USA/Uganda Dir: Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall 90mins: A powerful and profoundly moving documentary about brave LGBT activists in Uganda in their struggle for equality. Gay Rights activists face intense homophobia, legal discrimination, arrest, exposure by the press, harassment by the established church, violence and death.  Thursday 18 October 8.15pm Venue: The library Theatre, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham. B3 £450/£3.50 (available on the door)

 

Cloudburst (15)

Opening Film: (2011) USA Dir: Thom Fitzgerald 93mins: A lesbian couple (Oscar Winner Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker) escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker. With equal parts humour and grace, Cloudburst explores the important themes of life, death and love through the eyes of this oddball trio. (Preceded by festival launch event, see website www.shoutfestival.co.uk) Friday 9 November  8.30pm Venue: mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. B12 9QH £7/5 Book Tickets Here

 

Mosquita Y Mari (12)

(2011) USA Dir: Aurora Guerrero 85mins: In Los Angeles, grade A student Yolanda forms a new friendship with fiery and rebellious classmate Mari. However, their friendship begins to distract them from their responsibilities and stirs feelings that Yolanda must hide from her Catholic parents. Mountings pressures at home ultimately force the girls to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to themselves.

Saturday 10 November 2pm
Venue: 
The PUBLIC, New Street,  West Bromwich, West Midlands. B70 7PG £7/5 Book Tickets Here

 

Keep The Lights On (18)

(2012) USA Director: Ira Sachs 102 mins: It’s 1997 and New York City is in a state of intense flux when documentary filmmaker Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt) meets Paul Lucy (Zachary Booth), a handsome but closeted lawyer in the publishing field. What begins as a highly charged first encounter soon becomes something much more, and a complex relationship quickly develops. Followed by a post screening discussion on New Wave Queer Cinema with Jose Arroyo from The University of Warwick.

Saturday 10 November 6pm
Venue: mac
, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH £7/5 Book Tickets Here

 

VITO

(2011) USA Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz 93mins: Vito Russo’s landmark book The Celluloid Closet broke new ground when it was published in 1981. While known almost exclusively for his book, Russo was also a leading activist of his generation, this fascinating documentary weaves a unique portrait of a critically important LGBT figure of the 70s & 80s.

Sunday 11 November 2pm
Venue: mac
, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH £7/5 Book Tickets Here

 

Beauty (18)

(2011) South Africa Dir: Oliver Hermanus 105mins: Apartheid era South Africa: Devoted husband and father of two Francois lives a skilfully controlled life in Bloemfontein. When 23 year old Christian, the son of a long lost friend appears on the scene, he is wholly unprepared for the lust the young man ignites in him. Followed by a post screening discussion.

Sunday 11 November 8pm
Venue: mac
, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH £7/5 Book Tickets Here

 

Gayby (18)

(2012) USA Dir: Jonathan Lisecki 89mins: Tired of waiting for Mr Right, Manhattan yoga instructor Jenn (Jenn Harris) enlists Matt (Matthew Wilkas), a comic book store employee newly separated from his long-term partner, to help her become a single mother. However, will straight Jenn and gay Matt cope with the idea of making a baby together the ‘natural way’?

Monday 12 November 7pm
Venue: 
The PUBLIC, New Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands. B70 7PG £7/5 Book Tickets Here

 

Hit So Hard (15)

(2011) USA Dir: P.David Ebersole: Patty Schemel, the acclaimed and openly gay drummer for Courtney Love’s seminal rock band Hole, was in the middle of the nineties grunge scene circulating around the band Nirvana. The shows, the parties, the hedonism and nihilism of the rock and roll lifestyle is all here, including intimate footage of Kurt and Courtney. This footage shot by Schemel has never been seen…until now.

Monday 12 November 6.15pm The Lighthouse, Chubb Building, Fryer St, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT £6.10/£4.70 Book Tickets Here

 

Kyss Myg (Kiss Me) (15)

(2011) Sweden Dir: Alexandra-Therese Keining 105mins: Mia and Frida, both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents’ engagement party. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences. Followed by a Q&A.

Tuesday 13 November 8pm
Venue: mac
, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH £7/5 Book Tickets Here

 

Southside Gay Shorts

A selection of fantastic new gay short films programmed by Kino 10. Featuring various types of film from animation to live action drama, experimental and documentary, this programme features the best in queer filmmaking from all over the globe.

Wednesday 14 November 7.30pm
Venue:
Queer St Bar, Hurst Street, Birmingham. B5 FREE Screening

 

Southside Lesbian Shorts

A selection of fantastic new lesbian short films programmed by Kino 10. Featuring various types of film from animation to live action drama, experimental and documentary, this programme features the best in queer filmmaking from all over the globe.

Wednesday 14 November 8pm
Venue: 
FOX Bar, Lower Essex Street, Birmingham. B5 FREE Screening

 

Keep The Lights On (18)

(2012) USA Director: Ira Sachs 102 mins: It’s 1997 and New York City is in a state of intense flux when documentary filmmaker Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt) meets Paul Lucy (Zachary Booth), a handsome but closeted lawyer in the publishing field. What begins as a highly charged first encounter soon becomes something much more, and a complex relationship quickly develops.

Wednesday 14 November 6pm
Venue: 
The Lighthouse, Chubb Building, Fryer St  Wolverhampton WV1 1HT £6.10/£4.70 Book Tickets Here

 

The Hunger (18)

(1983) UK Dir: Tony Scott 97 mins: A special outdoor screening of this 80s classic with an introduction by Dr Charlotte Ross. Miriam, a centuries-old vampire, preys on urban clubgoers with her vampire lover John. When John suddenly ages and wastes away, Miriam casts her spell upon Sarah, a doctor who researches premature aging. Famed for it’s ground breaking lesbian sex scene. Ticket price includes winter bbq and a warm drink.

Thursday 15 November 7.30pm
Venue: 
The Loft Lounge, Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham. B5 £8/£6 Book Tickets Here

 

The 9 to 5 Experience

(1980) USA Dir: Colin Higgins 110 mins: Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him. Join Kandi Kane Baxter aka Charlie Hides for this bawdy and irreverant screening of this camp classic. Come dressed up and ready to sign along.

Friday 16 November 8.30pm
Venue: mac
, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH £8 Book Tickets Here

 

PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER

(2012) UK Dir: Nicola Prestige, 25 mins: Join us for the premiere of a new documentary exploring the experiences of five people from Birmingham’s LGBT community as they bravely share their lived experience of mental ill health and the issues they have faced. Followed by a post screening discussion.

Saturday 17 November 2pm
Venue: mac
, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH FREE Screening

 

North Sea Texas (15)

Closing Film: (2011) Belgium Dir: Bavo Defurne 97 mins: A teenage boy finds the inner strength to move on after being heartbroken by his first love…Pim lives in a small town on the Belgian coast, together with his single mother Yvette, a local accordion starlet. It’s an ordinary existence which Pim brightens up by dreaming of princesses, beauty queens and handsome Gino, the boy next door. But when hunky traveller Zoltan blows through town, Pim’s life takes an exciting and unexpected turn. Join us after the screening of North Sea Texas for our closing party. see www.shoutfestival.co.uk for more details. Saturday 17 November 7pm
Venue: 
The PUBLIC, New Street  West Bromwich, West Midlands. B70 7PG £7/5 Book Tickets Here

 

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