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News: UK

Thu 18 Mar, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


Every year I leave the film festival feeling proud of being gay and proud to be part of such an amazingly creative community

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Last night saw the opening of the British Film Institute’s 24th annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. The festival, which runs for two weeks, began last night as the world premier of The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister kicked off the celebrations in Leicester Square.

As the LGFF heads into its 24th year, a time to celebrate the best in LGBT film entertainment, it began with the BBC backed drama which was screened at the infamous Odeon cinema in London’s West End. The drama, about a lesbian couple struggling with their relationship in 19th centuary England, received a great response from the audience.



Pinkwire Editor, Danielle Carter, attended the evening last night and spoke of how privileged she was to be a part of the event and continued to discuss her feelings for the opening film, “For a second year running was a lesbian film that will be shown on the BBC later in the year. The secret diary of Anne Lister was an amazing insight into the life of a lesbian 150 years ago, brilliantly played by Maxine Peak, I would recommend every gay in
the land to see it.”

She added “Every year I leave the film festival feeling proud of being gay and proud to be part of such an amazingly creative community.”

The two-week festival runs until 31st March and will screen over 74 films during the festival at various locations around London including at the BFI on Southbank.

 

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