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Films in Bodies

Stories of sex, identity and transformation.

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Spirits (and bodies) soar in this stunning documentary about gravity-defying choreographer Elizabeth Streb.

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BURN: From Hackney to Vauxhall BURN: From Hackney to Vauxhall

Ben Walters brings a distinctive mix of films by cabaret performers, plus a film celebration of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

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World premiere

Dressed as a Girl Dressed as a Girl

An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at London’s finest drag performers. Warning: extreme use of make-up and glitter.

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Drunktown’s Finest Drunktown’s Finest

Three tales – a trans woman who dreams of modelling, a soon-to-be father and a girl searching for her roots – converge.

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Best of year

The Duke of Burgundy The Duke of Burgundy

Peter Strickland’s new film is a sensual exploration of the dynamic between two women cut off from the outside world.

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Everlasting Love Everlasting Love

Marçal Forés shocks and excites with this disturbing exploration of the perils of illicit sexual encounters.

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World premiere

Fulboy Fulboy

An intimate portrait of an Argentinian football team whose effortless eroticism fills the screen, from locker room to pitch.

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The Golden Age of the American Male The Golden Age of the American Male

Rupert Smith introduces a selection of classic Athletic Model Guild pre-hardcore erotic films directed by Bob Mizer.

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Mala Mala Mala Mala

An exuberant and inspiring documentary following nine trans people confronting prejudice and politics in Puerto Rico.

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Mirco Mirco

A thought-provoking and playful documentary that explores what happens when we challenge the rules of gender.

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The New Girlfriend The New Girlfriend

François Ozon’s delicious new drama is a smart and sly satire about gender, class and consumerism – with some jaw-dropping twists.

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From the archives

The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Break out your fishnets and join us in celebrating the ultimate cult film on the ultimate big screen, BFI IMAX.

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From the archives

Shock Treatment Shock Treatment

Jim Sharman’s follow-up to The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a scathing critique of celebrity culture, more prescient than ever.

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Something Must Break Something Must Break

A striking coming-of-age tale about a young trans teen living in Stockholm.

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Shorts

Dark Rivers of the HeartDark Rivers of the Heart

Sinister desires become violent actions in this often disturbing programme of shorts.

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Shorts

Pleasures and Perils of DesirePleasures and Perils of Desire

A rich haul of shorts about yearning for, finding, and remembering encounters of a sexual nature.

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Shorts

T/Here I AmT/Here I Am

Take up space, stand your ground, have no fear of not fitting in – these shorts explore what it means to be a queer body in a strange world.

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Shorts

The TranscendersThe Transcenders

An eclectic collection of short films which share a theme of resilience against the odds and pure, joyous defiance.

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