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Film, Fri 4 Aug 2017

Pride Friday Film Festival

Pride Friday Film Festival


We’re kicking off the Leeds Pride weekend with a night of queer films, workshops, stalls and vegan food.  

We're showing two sets of short films and one feature film - Beautiful Thing, a lovely, feelgood summer-y drama. As well as films, there'll be a bar and plenty of scrummy vegan food. We've also got some local LGBT groups having info stalls and a free banner making workshop ready for the Pride march on the Sunday. 

Full programme details:

6:00 – 7:10PM
From Head to Toes (Chrystophe Omery, France, 5:38) [F] [S]
A young man awkwardly undresses as he reveals his innermost thoughts.
Acid Soda (Carolina Cavalli, Italy, 10:00) [F] [S]
A quirky love story between a mouse and a ballerina.
The Curse (Danny Tayara, USA, 3:00) [F]
Jesse’s got a date, but it’s their period… what could possibly go wrong?
CW: menstrual blood
Red Leaf (Kai Tillman, Cuba, 6:34) [F] [S]
A Cuban boy creates a secret world to explore his developing identity.
Pink Dolphin (Tuo Kan, USA, 4:11) [A] [ND]
A pink dolphin searches for companions and tries to survive the taunts of other sea creatures.
Secession (Yifan Sun, Poland, 14:00) [F] [S]
A woman says goodbye to her ex-girlfriend on her last night in town.
We Did Not Fall From The Sky (Tabs Breese, Georgia Oakley, UK/India, 26:00) [D] [S]
Purushi, Pratiksha and Shalu are three best friends and trans women struggling to find their place in contemporary Indian society.
CW: discussion of transphobic violence and sexual assault

7:30 – 8:55PM
Birds of a Feather (Dann Parry, UK, 4:30) [A] [ND]
A stop motion film about the lines between internal and external hate.
Butch Coyolxauhqui (Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, Canada, 4:06) [E]
A butch lesbian tells the story of her queer body with the help of her mother and the Aztec goddess Coyolxauhqui.
Ballroom Boys (Michael Stylianou, UK, 14:00) [D]
Lemington and Nejc are a ballroom couple competing to become number one at the European Championships in Blackpool. Will the tension of working so closely keep them together?
Fay Presto - Queen of Close-up (Hanna Aqvilin, UK, 16:03) [D]
Legendary magician Fay Presto would rather die on stage than quit performing. She reflects on gender roles and ageing while showing off her close-up magic and cabaret skills.
Leroy (Marley Morrison, UK, 20:00) [F]
The sudden death of his beloved Grandfather Nelson forces eccentric teen Leroy out of his shell. With the help of a cassette tape his grandfather left him, Leroy learns about what it takes to live in a ‘man’s world’.
CW: homophobic language
Across Gender (Anouk Houtman, Netherlands, 24:14) [D] [S]
Indonesian trans stories from activists, drag performers, and students of an Islamic school for trans women.
CW: homophobic, transphobic language

9:15 – 11:00PM
Dixie (Max Kutschenreuter, Germany, 5:05) [E] [S]
A young man goes through a transformation after meeting a mysterious group of drag queens.
The Kifffness - You Say You Love Me ft Tawanna Shaunte (Quinton Lavery, South Africa, 3:46) [M]
Glorious single shot music video filmed in Cape Town.
Beautiful Thing
(Hettie MacDonald, UK, 90:00) [F] [S]
Back to the ‘90s with a feel-good drama about two working class boys falling in love, the joys of peppermint foot lotion and a cheery summer soundtrack by Mama Cass.
CW: homophobic and sexist language, domestic violence

And it’s not just films…
Info stalls from local groups including Leeds Action for Trans Health, Leeds Bi Group, MESMAC and Sage
Scrummy vegan hot food, snacks and cakes and amazing vegan pick ‘n’ mix
Free banner making drop-in workshop ready for Sunday’s Pride march (materials provided)

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 4 Aug 2017 18:00 to 23:30

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 4 Aug Pride Friday Film Festival


Leeds Queer Film Festival


Live Art Bistro,
Regent Street,



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