Queer Cinema comes to Birmingham this Autumn

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SHOUT, Birmingham’s festival of Queer Culture is pleased to announce the 2011 film season.

The 2011 SHOUT Festival introduces a line up of international films selected to screen in the third annual festival. The 2011 SHOUT film season runs from Friday, October 7 to Thursday, November 30, with films screened in partnership with mac Birmingham. SHOUT will also be screening features at The PUBLIC in West Bromwich and The Lighthouse Media Centre, Wolverhampton.

The programme takes a broad look at queer life around the globe, with sixteen screenings in total. Highlights include two British films, Break My Fall and Buffered, reflecting life in contemporary Britain. Turkish film Other Angels maintains the standards set by recent Turkish cinema being a serious and heartfelt account of life lived on the margins by transgender people.

Festival Producer David Viney states “We are thrilled to bring these films to Birmingham audiences, many for the first time. We’ve got an exciting mix of films from documentary, comedy and drama, and we believe there is something for everyone in our series.”

SHOUT also includes a seminar on ‘The Queer Art of Cinema’ and for the first time this year, SHOUT is running a short film competition. Watch out for the shortlisted entries, which will be playing alongside the main features and the winner which will be announced during the festival.

The film programme has been funded by Screen WM with funds from The National Lottery through the UK Film Council
Films to be screened: Tomboy, Heartbeats, Break My Fall, Children of God, Rent Boys, Brother Outsider, Treading on Eggshells, Weekend, Other Angels, Sasha, Gigola, The Killing of Sister George, So Hard to Forget, We Were Here plus two special sing-a-longs hosted by Barbara Nice; Calamity Jane and The Wizard of Oz.

 

For further details contact
David Viney, Festival Producer
0121 773 0633
www.shoutfestival.co.uk