Film with Pride launches its 2019 programme with Dirty Thoughts, a season of films presented by active members of the LGBT community who will share the films they credit as their sexual awakening as a young queer person.
Co-ordinated by Caitlin Whittle, each film screening will be followed by an opportunity for the audience and panelists to enter an open discussion about the sort of media that helps to shape LGBT+ identities during the self discovery of their childhood and teenage years.
Our panelists include Liverpool artist and musician, Esme Grace Brown, singer and performer, Zena “Zee” Davine, performance artist, Kevin Le Grand and performer Gez Mez.
Joan Burnett, Programmer for Film with Pride , said: “Our panelists’ film choices, diverse backgrounds and personal experiences are set to provoke plenty of lively discussion during our Dirty Thoughts season.
“Our film nights are open to everyone and also provide a place for a diverse range of LGBT+ people to share experiences and relate to one another through a shared interest in film – we can’t wait to kick off the 2019 programme this month.”
John Bird, Co-Chair of LCR Pride Foundation added: “The Dirty Thoughts season explores queer identities and how they are formed. It is set to be a thought provoking start to our 2019 programme, linking perfectly to this year’s theme Come As You Are, which is centred on identity and what it means to LGBT+ in the city region and across the globe.
“Dirty Thoughts is just the start of our exciting 2019 theatre programme, with more carefully curated cinema planned for the rest of the year.”
Image created by Zena “Zee” Davine
Film with Pride : Dirty Thoughts
30 September 2019, 12:00am
James & The Giant Peach (U), 1996
Director: Henry Selick
Starring: Paul Terry, Pete Postlethwaite, Joanna Lumley
James is an orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts finds a massive magical peach in the garden. When he climbs inside, he meets new friends and goes on a wonderful adventure-filled odyssey.
Part of our Dirty Thoughts Summer Season and Scalarama.
Special Guest Tammy Reynolds will introduce her film choice and explain its significance for her.
28 October 2019, 6:30pm
Deep In Vogue (), 2018
Director: Amy Watson & Dennis Keighron-Foster
Celebrating the colourful, queer, emotional and political stories of Northern Vogue and its people. Synonymous with the black, gay ballrooms of 1980’s New York, this documentary asks why we need the activism of Vogue now more than ever
Screening with a short film from GYRO and Thinking Film looking at the new generation of queer activists here in Liverpool.
Supporting TATE Liverpool’s Keith Haring season of events looking at art and activism.
To find out more about LCR Pride Foundation and Film with Pride, or to book tickets, click here.