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Alex Davidson

Alex Davidson is the film programmer at JW3, the Jewish arts centre in North London, and a former curator for the BFI National Archive. He has written for a variety of film publications, both at the BFI and beyond, and regularly holds talks at BFI Southbank. His specialism is queer cinema and television, and also programmes the monthly GLAM LGBT film nights at the ArtHouse Crouch End.

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  • The strange history of LGBT films at the Oscars

    As Moonlight looks set for a share of Oscar glory, we explore the chequered history of how LGBT films have – and haven’t – been rewarded by the Academy in the past.

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Features

  • 10 great Jewish LGBT films

    As Jewish arts centre JW3 celebrates the best of LGBT culture, and the release of BFI-backed documentary Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? draws closer, we remember some of the best Jewish and Israeli gay and lesbian films.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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  • The LGBT film highlights of 2016

    As we bid farewell to a terrible year, at least we can remember some excellent films telling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories, says Alex Davidson.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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  • Winona Ryder: 10 essential performances

    As the Stranger Things star celebrates her 45th birthday, we journey back through the remarkable film and TV career of Winona Ryder.

    Friday, October 28, 2016

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  • LGBT films at LFF 2016: 10 to see

    Beyond highly anticipated competition titles Moonlight and A Date for Mad Mary, there’s a wealth of great gay and lesbian cinema at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Alex Davidson highlights 10 of the hottest tickets.

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    Features

  • Where to begin with Pedro Almodóvar

    Your next obsession: the outrageous, brightly coloured films of Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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  • 10 great Australian gay films

    As moving romance Holding the Man is released in cinemas, we dry our eyes and pay tribute to some of the best Australian gay films that came before.

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

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  • Douglas Sirk: 10 essential films

    He may be best known for his melodrama masterpieces, but they are just the pinnacle of Douglas Sirk’s remarkable career.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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  • 10 great films by really young directors

    Amazingly, these 10 classics were all made by directors aged 25 or under.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

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  • 10 great films set in Ireland

    Ireland has inspired filmmakers from across the world. Here are 10 of the best Irish films and features set on the Emerald Isle.

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

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