SYNOPSIS

Queerama is a film created from the treasure trove of BFI archive. The story traverses a century of gay experiences, encompassing persecution and prosecution, injustice, love and desire, identity, secrets, forbidden encounters, sexual liberation and pride. The soundtrack weaves the lyrics and music of John Grant and Hercules & Love Affair with the images and guides us intimately into the relationships, desires, fears and expressions of gay men and women in the 20th century-  a century of incredible change.

Starting with the first gay relationship on film released in 1919, Different From the Others, Queerama offers a wealth of unknown newsreel and amateur film from the 20s and 30s, the sub textual references in 40s cinema, the arrests and prosecutions of gay men for ‘gross indecency’ in the 50s, the early gay rights marches and decriminalisation of the 60s and 70s, the campaigns for an equal age of consent and against section 28,  the Pride movement and AIDS crisis in the 80s and 90s, the sexual liberation of the 00s queer and transgender scene and the chemsex, gay parenting and marriage campaign of recent years.

The team behind Queerama includes award-winning documentary maker Daisy Asquith (After the Dance, Greatest Motherf**ker), producer Catryn Ramasut (Separado! and American Interior), editors Kenny McCracken and Alan Mackay (How to Change the World), filmmakers Mike Nicholls (From Karma to Calamity) and Campbell X (Stud Life, Different for Girls).

TRAILER

FEATURED IN QUEERAMA

A Bit of Scarlet
A Time to Heal
Age of Dissent
AIDS: The Victims
AIDS: Monolith
Another Country
Baby
B.D. Women
Beautiful Thing
Black Narcissus
Bri-Nylon
Caravaggio
Carry on Constable
Carry on Spying
Caught Looking
Chumbawamba – Homophobia
Coming Out: Play for Today
Consenting Adults: Men
Consenting Adults: Women
Dafydd
David is a Homosexual
Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men
Dream A40
Entertaining Mr Sloane
First a Girl
Flames of Passion
Footballers Battalion
Frolics on the Green
Gay Life
George Montague – BBC news
Girls will be Boys
Hints & Hobbies
If…
Journey’s End
Kinky Gerlinky
Lace
Lol: A Bona Queen of Fabularity
Love is the Devil
Lust for a Vampire
March of the Queens
Mardi Gras 1996
Maurice
Nighthawks
Oranges are not the Only Fruit
Oscar Wilde
Portrait of a Marriage
Priest
Quentin Crisp 1968
Relax
Rosebud
Say it with Flowers
Scrubbers
Staircase
Stud Life
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sweet Adeline
Terence Davies Trilogy: Children
Terence Davies Trilogy: Death & Transfiguration
Terence Davies Trilogy: Madonna & Child
The Angelic Conversation
The Attendant
The Ballad of Reading Gaol
The Belles of St Trinians
The Family Way
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Killing of Sister George
The L Shaped Room
The Leather Boys
The Maids
The Naked Civil Servant
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
This Week: Homosexuals
This Week: Lesbians
Two Thousand Women
Uncle David
Underground
Victim
Villain
Young Soul Rebels

SCREENINGS

Barn Cinema, Dartington
Saturday 23rd September

Helsinki International Film Festival (HIFF)
Wednesday 20th September

Theatr Clwyd, Mold
Wednesday 27th September

Helsinki International Film Festival (HIFF)
Friday 22nd September

Cinema Queer International Film Festival, Stockholm
Thursday 28th September

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Saturday 26th August

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Tuesday 29th August

Picturehouse Central, London
Friday 14th – 20th July

The INDIs, Leeds
Saturday 15th July

Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
Tuesday 25th July

Latitude Festival 2017 – With Q&A
Saturday 15th July

Home, Manchester
Monday 31st July

Pontio, Bangor
Saturday 22th July

CONTACT

ieie
BFI
Storyville
Ffilm
Arts-Council
Lottery
WAG