From coded looks to dance parties, the HIV/AIDS crisis and legal landmarks, this exhilarating film is a bittersweet celebration of queer life.
Unearthing gems from the British Film Institute archive, Queerama captures how lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer histories have been presented on screen since 1919. Rapid-fire clips — with filmic excerpts ranging from Victim 1961 to Orlando 1992, alongside educational and documentary footage — are set to a soundtrack featuring Goldfrapp, Hercules and Love Affair, and John Grant to conjure a loose narrative of shifting social attitudes. Director Daisy Asquith elegantly captures both intimate and momentous moments in queer history in a 100-year montage of persecution and celebration that reveals the fears and desires of multiple generations of LGBTIQ people in Britain.
Screening as part of ‘Cinema Remix‘