FLARE 2015 critics’ roundtable

From queer bodies in sports to the life online, this year’s London LGBT film festival suggested gay cinema is growing up and out of both tragedy and feelgood transcendence. Listen to our three critics’ discussion of new films from In the Turn and I Am Michael to Girlhood, the virtual-reality experiment Reckoning 3 and Sundance hits The Amina Project and Drunktown’s Finest.

Sophie Mayer , Frances Morgan , Ben Walters

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In this discussion –

Celebrations of queer bodies…

In the Turn (2013)

In the Turn (2013)

Out to Win (2014)

Out to Win (2014)

…queering ‘normative’ bodies (02m 03s)…

Tab Hunter Confidential (2014)

Tab Hunter Confidential (2014)

The Golden Age of the American Male (2014)

The Golden Age of the American Male (2014)

…strong female bodies (03m 54s)…

Girlhood (Bandes de filles, 2014)

Girlhood (Bandes de filles, 2014)

…caricatured masculinity and virtual reality (05m 40s)…

Reckoning 3 (2014)

Reckoning 3 (2014)

Code Academy (2014)

Code Academy (2014)

…queer documentaries, transitioning and the internet (10m 04s)…

The Amina Profile (2014)

The Amina Profile (2014)

Dear White People (2014)

Dear White People (2014)

…confident queer ambivalence (17m 01s)…

Drunktown’s Finest (2014)

Drunktown’s Finest (2014)

I Am Michael (2014)

I Am Michael (2014)

…queer psychogeography (25m 22s)…

The Royal Road (2015)

The Royal Road (2015)

… and the BFI’s #fivefilms4freedom initiative (28m 41s)

The Stories of Our Lives (2014)

The Stories of Our Lives (2014)

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