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Films in Hearts

Films about love, romance and friendship.

4th Man Out 4th Man Out

A blue-collar car mechanic reveals the truth to his friends in this hilariously subversive twist on the familiar coming out story.

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Akron Akron

Two young men meet on the sports field and fall in love. But there’s a family secret which resurfaces and threatens to tear them apart.

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Barash Barash

When new girl Dana arrives at school, Barash is smitten, but will Dana love her back? A lesbian coming-of-age drama is told from a fresh perspective in this assured debut.

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Bare Bare

A small-town belle meets a rough and charming pimp who challenges her to take charge of her own destiny.

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Calamity Jane (Sing-a-long) Calamity Jane (Sing-a-long)

Dust off your Stetson and polish those cowboy boots, the Deadwood stage is coming to town and you need to be ready to greet it! Whipcrackaway!

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Carol Carol

Todd Haynes’ masterful Patricia Highsmith adaptation from a superb script by Phylis Nagy, Carol is the lesbian film we’ve all been waiting for.

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Departure Departure

A portrait of a young gay man discovering something of his own desires and identity on a summer break at the family holiday home in the south of France.

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Desert Hearts Desert Hearts

The classic lesbian love story returns to the festival as vibrant and beautiful as ever.

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From Afar From Afar

Last year’s Venice Film Festival-winner presents a riveting portrait of life in Caracas, as a middle-class professional becomes obsessed by a member of a street gang.

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The Girl KingThe Girl King

All that you thought you knew about Queen Christina of Sweden and then some in this lush retelling of the lesbian monarch’s story.

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Grandma Grandma

Lily Tomlin: the kind of grandma you want fighting your corner when you’re in need of money and you hate your mother.

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I Promise You Anarchy I Promise You Anarchy

A pair of teenage skateboarders find themselves drawn into a murky criminal underworld in this distinctive thriller.

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Like You Mean It Like You Mean It

Portrait of a couple in trouble in the film world of Los Angeles. A moody, cheating boyfriend just doesn’t appreciate his beautiful and devoted other half. Can they fix it?

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LoevLoev

Two men reconnect in this emotionally raw and politically radical gay love story from India.

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Naz & Maalik Naz & Maalik

The secret relationship between two carefree highschoolers puts them in the crosshairs of the FBI.

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Some of My Best Friends Are... Some of My Best Friends Are...

Very rare screening of a 1971 film set in a New York gay bar on Christmas Eve. Like being back in the Stonewall Inn, it’s a real timewarp, with a great cast including Candy Darling.

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Tangerine Tangerine

It’s Christmas Eve and transgender working girl Sin-Dee Rella has just come out of the joint only to discover her man has been playing around – and with a ‘white fish’ of all things.

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Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

A heartfelt exploration of one man’s journey towards self-acceptance from acclaimed filmmakers Barak and Tomer Heymann.

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Short films programme

Sauna the DeadDeeper Understanding

From a teenager in his mother’s car to an astronaut in outer space, these shorts prove that we all have a little something to learn, no matter where we might be.

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Short films programme

Escape HatchShifting Sands

Life, love and happiness cross boundaries and ages in this witty, thought-provoking and heartfelt selection of shorts.

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Short films programme

Escape HatchSomewhere in Between

Some relationships last a single night. Others can last for a lifetime.

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