BFI Flare – London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival Opens 16-27th March 2022

The BFI’s springtime celebration of queer cinema is back, at BFI Southbank and on BFI Player.

Here are a few films that we think you’d like …

Dakan
Dubbed West Africa’s first film about homosexuality, this film details a tricky love affair between two high schoolers from different sides of the tracks.

  • BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT2: – Saturday 26th March 2022 15:40

ON SALE: Thursday 24 February 2022 11:30 – find out more here


Being BeBe
Heartfelt and fun, this documentary charts the life of BeBe Zahara Benet, the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

  • BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT3 – Sunday 20 March 2022 18:15
  • BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT3 – Wednesday 23 March 2022 15:50

ON SALE: Thursday 24 February 2022 11:30 – find out more here


Boy Culture: The Series
Q. Allan Brocka’s comedy Boy Culture had its world premiere at our Festival in 2006. This six-part sequel finds popular escort X adapting to a very different world.

  • BFI PLAYER – Wednesday 16 March 2022 00:01 – 27-03-2022 11:59 pm
  • BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT1 – Saturday 19 March 2022 21:00
  • BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT1 – Monday 21 March 2022 13:20

ON SALE: Thursday 24 February 2022 11:30 – Find out more here.


I Am the Tigress
A bodybuilder pushes herself to the limit to defy expectations, both physically and socially.

  • STUDIO – Friday 25 March 2022 20:15
  • BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT3 – Saturday 26 March 2022 15:50

ON SALE: Thursday 24 February 2022 11:30 – find out more here


Madame Satã
On its 20th anniversary, it’s a perfect time to revisit this bold, beautiful and epic tale of an extraordinary Brazilian nightlife legend, criminal, queen and hero.

  • BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT1 – Sunday 20 March 2022 17:30

ON SALE: Thursday 24 February 2022 11:30 – find out more here


Manscaping
An Afrofuturist, a naked fetishist and a community activist walk into a barbershop…

  • BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT3 – Saturday 19 March 2022 18:50
  • STUDIO – Monday 21 March 2022 20:50
  • STUDIO – Wednesday 23 March 2022 20:45

ON SALE: Thursday 24 February 2022 11:30 – find out more


Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music
The biggest secret in Country music is coming out of the closet, in this moving and triumphant documentary.

  • BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT1 – Saturday 19 March 2022 15:20

ON SALE: Thursday 24 February 2022 11:30

SHORTS PROGRAMME

Pink & Blue
A trans couple of colour decide to try and raise their baby without an assigned gender.


How to Raise a Black Boy
In this modern and surreal modern fairytale, a group of young black boys form a chosen family.


the beginning & the middle
Will two high school friends take a chance on each other when they reconnect at a party?


Minutes
From nervous first dates to late-night arguments, a relationship in microcosm, and a chance for something new?


Noor & Layla
Drawn to each other by their shared Muslim faith, is it the beginning of the end for Noor and Layla?


Successful Thawing of Mr. Moro
After 43 years in cryopreservation, Adrian is due to be defrosted. But ex-partner Milo might not be ready for his former lover’s return.

STUDIO: – Thursday 17 March 2022 20:40 @
ON SALE: Thursday 24 February 2022 11:30

BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT3: – Friday 18 March 2022 20:40
ON SALE: Thursday 24 February 2022 11:30

Find out more about the Shorts Programme here.


Out Here Livin’ – Black queer stories told with humour, insight, and love.

Taffeta
A poisonous comment during phone sex results in profound self-enquiry.


For Love
Against all odds, two women try to resist being torn apart by the UK’s brutal immigration system.


A Fox in the Night
A South London story in which opposites attract, appearances deceive and bravery reaps rewards.


F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K
A delightful existential comedy about work, weed, and keeping the dream.


Masquerade
The power of the past spans the divide between Nigeria and the UK in this beautiful tale of intersecting lives.


Dogfriend
A casual hook-up takes an unexpected turn in this meditation on race, politics, and history.

  • STUDIO – Saturday 19 March 2022 17:50
  • BFI SOUTHBANK, NFT2 – Wednesday 23 March 2022 18:30

ON SALE: Thursday 24 February 2022 11:30 – find out more here


London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival Opens 16-27th March 2022 – find out more here

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