Enjoy the 2020 BFI Flare film festival at home

BFI Flare at home invites you to experience selections from BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival’s 2020 programme from the comfort of your couch.

Join the conversation using #BFIFlareAtHome and check back daily for announcements of new Festival titles added to BFI Player, live Q&As with filmmakers and a Closing Night DJ set broadcast from Spotify to house parties across the UK.

How to join in:

  • Sign up for a BFI Player subscription, starting with a 14-day free trial
  • Browse the BFI Flare collection, with films from the BFI Flare 2020 festival programme added throughout the Festival
  • Prepare your snacks, fluff the cushions, make sure your glass is full
  • Enjoy a film from the comfort of your home
  • Join the conversation on social media using #BFIFlareAtHome
  • Please note that BFI Player is only available in the UK. Some films incur an additional rental cost.

Films to watch:

Our Dance of Revolution
Covering 35 years of black LGBTIQ+ organising in Toronto, this expansive BFI Flare 2020 film presents an intergenerational account of how activist communities and discourse was built. Subscribe to watch here.

Queer Genius
Queer Genius follows the lives of five artists: Eileen Myles, the late Barbara Hammer, Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag) and Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayewa / Moor Mother (Black Quantum Futurism). With an unspoken but deliberate move away from the notion of genius as a male domain, these outspoken, forthright women present precious insights into what it means to be an artist. Moreover, the social and cultural impact of their work is carefully unpacked – from the bravery of Myles and Hammer, who forged a distinct lesbian aesthetic in the 1970s to younger artists Cameron, a physical theatre-maker and comedian, and Black Quantum Futurism. The film stays true to its foundational principle, expressed by Gertrude Stein: ‘That is what genius is to be the same time listening and telling really listening and really telling’. Subscribe to watch here.


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