Pride 2017: 30-9 July | Pride Day: Sat 8 July

Pride Film Festival

When the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival stopped touring Pride stepped in and started screening LGBT films from the Watershde-Circle-Logo
outrageous, obscure and hilarious in collaboration with the Watershed.

In 2013 we showed our biggest and widest selection of films and the Bristol Pride Film Festival was hailed by the Guardian as ‘One of the best in the country’. Earlier this year our very own Jayne went with the Watershed to BFI Flare to hand pick what films we should show for 2014. Here they are – all tickets are booked via the Watershed – visit their Pride Page here

Lilting

Lilting | Thursday 3 July | 820pm

A special preview showing of this lyrical exploration of the pleasures and pains of communication. Staggering from loss after the recent death of his lover Kai, Richard (Ben Whishaw) reaches out to Kai’s mother Junn (Crouching Tiger’s Cheng Pei Pei), a Chinese-Cambodian woman who has never assimilated or learned English in her twenty-odd years in London.

This screening is kindly sponsored by BYlaw – an inclusive network and support environment bylaw_greenfor lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people who work, or are intending to work, in the South West and South Wales legal sector.

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gbf-new-clip-michael-j-willettG.B.F – Gay Best Friend | Friday 4 July | 8pm

Outed by his classmates Tanner becomes the coveted “Gay Best Friend” for three high school queen bees! With quippy one-liners and scathing takedowns this script is a modern mirror of pop culture.

Language Of Love: beautiful, teen-written short film about falling in love with your best friend

A special 16+ screening we want as many young people to come and be part of Pride. The film will be followed by an afterparty in the Watershed café bar with Bedmo Disco, special Cocktails and all things glitter!

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age-of-consent-001Age Of Consent | Sunday 6 July | 8pm

Age Of Consent tell the story of The Hoist (open since 1996 and now one of London’s only surviving leather bars) and in doing so tells the story of gay sex from decriminalization to Grindr, taking in police entrapment, the Spanner Case, safer sex and Section 28 along the way.

Informative, playful, funny and downright filthy, the explicit scenes (that leave nothing to the imagination) are tempered with inspiring talking heads from the likes of human rights activist Peter Tatchell.

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hqdefaultMy Prairie Home | Tuesday 8 July | 8pm

Musical documentary about trans-singer and indie sensation, Rae Spoon reflects on faith and the challenges of family through songs and stories. Set against majestic images of the Canadian Prairies there are many thought-provoking references to the concept of gender (and its relevance) in modern society.

 

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Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf | Friday 11 July | 8pm

The day after her 40th birthday, a filmmaker who’s sacrificed her love life for her film career realises she has neither, decides to embark on adapting an all-female version of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”.

Winning no less than 8 awards this is the perfect pre Pride film to close the 2014 Film Festival.

The film will also be screened with Short Film: Mamis, A Family Portrait. Travelling to Cuba we meet two families tired of being treated as second-class citizens.

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Animation

Pride Cinékids + Animation Workshop | Sun 13 July | 1pm

Film: Kung-Fu Panda
What’s a panda to do when his dreams of kung-fu awesomeness awake to the cold reality of noodle-making? Clumsy, overweight Po (Jack Black), who was adopted by a single father goose, dreams of becoming a kung fu master, but instead seems destined to follow in the family footsteps and enter the restaurant biz. But when he is miraculously chosen as China’s Dragon Warrior – a kung fu master – and placed under the training of grumpy master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), Po is challenged to fulfil his new destiny and defeat the evil snow leopard Tai Lung. A film that is all about believing in yourself, it will have the whole family laughing and begging for more.
After the film, children aged 6 – 11 years old can take part in an stop motion animation workshop
Cinékids is for children 6-11 years old. Places in the workshop are limited to 15 so book early to avoid disappointment – whilst children are in the workshop parents and carers are welcome to relax in the Café/Bar.
Film ticket price: £2.50 per child / £3.50 adults (must be accompanied by a child).
Workshop price: £2.00 with a cinema ticket.
Please note Cinékids tickets cannot be booked online – please call The Watershed Box Office on 0117 927 5100 to reserve your film and workshop tickets.
Film Rated PG