POUTFEST is heading to Bristol to bring the best in new queer cinema with a selection of LGBT titles set to enthrall and engage.
Peccadillo Pictures is pleased to announce the line up for its 2015 POUTfest Tour, a curated preview programme of new LGBT features, documentaries and short films, which will be touring around the UK from August 2015, which will include a stop off at Bristol’s Cube Cinema from 22nd – 27th August.
Supported by the BFI with National Lottery funding, the POUTfest Tour looks to develop and diversify audiences and content around the country. The tour is an important chance to grow national audience for LGBT cinema, with emphasis on providing access for regional audiences who in many cases have not previously been able to enjoy LGBT cinema locally.
The films showing in Bristol are East London drag documentar Dressed as a Girl, South Korean lesbian drama A Girl at My Door starring Doona Bae (Cloud Atlas, Sense8) and award-winning Australian trans feature 52 Tuesdays.
Ben Luxford, BFI’s Head of UK Audiences said “POUTfest Tour is an incredibly exciting initiative fuelled by absolute passion and commitment by Peccadillo. With Lottery support we hope to see as many cinemas and circuits pick up and engage with the tour as possible to help reach the widest audience for these extraordinary films.”
A GIRL AT MY DOOR
Starring Doona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-Byeok Song, Hie-jin Jang
BBFC: 15 TBC
Young-nam was a top graduate of the Korean police academy, but due to misconduct is transferred to a post at a small seaside village. On her first patrol she encounters the mysterious Dohee; a young girl excluded by her local community.
As Young-nam adapts to her new life, she witnesses Dohee’s situation and is compelled to protect the girl from her family by letting her move in. All is well with this unconventional arrangement until Dohee’s drunken father decides he wants her back.
Having premiered in Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival, A GIRL AT MY DOOR is a fresh and rare gem, directed and written by July Jung (one of the few female filmmakers to have emerged from South Korea) and produced by Lee Changdong who directed created masterpieces POETRY and SECRET SUNSHINE.
DRESSED AS A GIRL
Starring Jonny Woo, Scottee, Holestar, Amber, John Sizzle, Pia
BBFC: 15 TBC
The London East End drag performance phenomenon gets its moment in this fabulous behind-the-scenes account of six years in the lives of some of its most celebrated performers. See Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher dazzle and surprise with their on-stage antics. There is enough eye make-up and sequins on display to sink a battleship, but at the heart of this surprisingly intimate portrait is the dark side of their lives. The relentless quest for glamorous originality often comes at a personal cost.
These London superstars fearlessly open up about their various encounters with sex, drink, drugs, emotional and mental struggles, plastic surgery and HIV. The film is both a record of a fascinating style of hyper-costumed performance and an insight into the fragile personal lives of these heroic public idols.
Starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Mario Spate, Beau Travis Williams, Imogen Archer
BBFC: 15 TBC
Filmed one day, every week, for a year.
Billie’s journey to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition, limiting their time together to Tuesday afternoons. Whatever happens to her mother, Billie will always be his daughter.
Winning Best Director at Sundance and the Crystal Bear at Berlin International Film Festival and shot in real time, every Tuesday for one year exposing both characters transformations – 52 Tuesdays is a ground breaking and remarkable achievement in storytelling.