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Films in Bodies

Stories of sex, identity and transformation.

Beautiful Something Beautiful Something

A powerful story of interlocking desires told all on one night: an artist, his boyfriend/muse; a poet with writer’s block; and a rich middle-aged man claiming to be an agent.

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By Hook or By Crook By Hook or By Crook

A classic gender-bending buddy movie from 2001 about a small-town dude looking to make it big in the city.

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Carmin Tropical Carmin Tropical

A trans woman is drawn back to her past after the murder of her friend in this Mexican thriller.

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The Chambermaid Lynn The Chambermaid Lynn

Via a curiously unusual route, an obsessive-compulsive young cleaner meets an enigmatic sex worker who changes her world.

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Closet Monster Closet Monster

An offbeat Canadian coming-of-age drama with surrealist tendencies, featuring the voice of Isabella Rossellini as a talking hamster.

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Coming Out Coming Out

A young man captures his coming out process on camera, with sometimes heart-warming, occasionally awkward, results.

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Femme Brutal Femme Brutal

Queer feminist artists behind Club Burlesque Brutal talk about their work in this engaging and at times thrilling documentary.

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Girls Lost Girls Lost

Teenage friends get the chance to be boys for a while in this supernatural, genderqueer fantasy.

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Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party

It’s Henry Gamble’s 17th birthday, and you’re all invited to his pool party!

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The House of Swagga The House of Swagga

We are hungry, we don’t know our place and we don’t play nice. Films and discussion about collaboration, performing and what it means to put stuff out into the world.

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Meet Silas: From By Hook or By Crook to Transparent Meet Silas: From By Hook or By Crook to Transparent

An opportunity to catch up with filmmaker Silas Howard and to watch some of his work, from music videos to features.

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Nasty Baby Nasty Baby

A young, arty trio are trying to have a baby, but their bubble is burst by their mentally ill neighbour, with terrifying consequences.

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Real Boy Real Boy

A 19-year-old trans man navigates family, friendships, and the challenges of young adulthood.

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Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story

The eye-popping story of Falcon Studios gay porn mogul Chuck Holmes.

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Sisters of the Plague Sisters of the Plague

Josephine Decker plays a haunted tour guide whose repressed family secrets are having a terrifying impact.

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Sworn Virgin Sworn Virgin

For centuries, girls in Albania have taken solemn vows of chastity and lived as men. In the modern day, one such person questions the decisions they’ve made.

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Third Person Third Person

A woman discovers she is intersex bodied. Determined to counter the secrets and lies of her past, she begins connecting with others.

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Trouser BarWorld Premiere: Trouser Bar + extended Q&A

This short but controversial erotic fantasy takes its inspiration from the emotions aroused by a fetishistic love of corduroy, leather and tight trousers.

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Yes, We Fuck! Yes, We Fuck!

Frank, fearless and nuanced exploration of people whose disabilities are a radical lens for understanding sexual pleasure.

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Short films programme

1500Chems

Sometimes exciting, often confrontational, always provocative, this collection of shorts explores the impact of drugs in the gay scene.

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Short films programme

The Ballad of Ella PlumhoffGlitter Slush Neon Cake

Unicorns to the fore in these magical, hyperreal depictions of queer youth.

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Short films programme

République/Filles du CalvaireNight School

BFI Flare programmer Jay Bernard delves into the world of BDSM in cinema with film clips, whips and possibly more...

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Dinner with JeffreySex, Love and Other Stories

Love doesn’t always last for ever. These intimate encounters offer a lesson in the swinging doors of romance.

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Short films programme

EliseTrans America

A diverse and imaginative collection of shorts exploring trans lives from across the pond.

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