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A Queer Country + Q&A with the film’s director Lisa Morgenthau (Mon 7 Nov)
Israel/UK, 2016, 73 mins
A Queer Country takes us on a riveting journey through Israel’s LGBT history. The film celebrates the community’s remarkable achievement in making Israel – Tel Aviv in particular – the gay capital of the Middle East, whilst also considering the oft-heard accusations of so-called ‘pinkwashing’ of other human rights violations. Indeed, the community’s success stories are often overshadowed by the conflicted nature of Israeli society, discriminatory laws and homophobic attacks. While displaying cautious optimism, A Queer Country shows the battle is not yet over.
“Entertaining and powerful” Jerusalem Post
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now + Q&A with Sa’ar Maoz and Alexander Bodin Saphir (Sat 12 Nov)
Israel/UK, 2016, 86 mins
“We urge you to see Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? wherever and whenever you can. It is simply brilliant.” Gay Times
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? follows the inspirational and intensely personal journey of Saar, an Israeli man rejected by his religious family and community after defying the rules of the kibbutz. He leaves Israel to live freely as a gay man in London but is subsequently diagnosed as HIV positive. With the camaraderie, support and love of his friends in his adoptive city, and the community of the London’s Gay Men’s Chorus, Saar beings to repair and bridge the relationships with his family, and the country he left behind.
Winner: Best Documentary, Berlin International Film Festival
Family Commitments (Wed 9 and Wed 16 Nov)
Cast: Max von Pufendorf, Omar El-Saeidi, Maren Kroymann
Germany, 2015, 85 mins
Deeply in love and having been together for two years, David feels the time is ripe for him and his boyfriend Khaled to tie the knot. Nothing could stand in their way, it seems, except for their families: David’s overbearing, arrogant and Islamophobic mother, and Khaled’s homophobic and conservative father. And if this wasn’t enough, a 19-year old woman shows up on their door with news that will put their relationship to the test.
The Book of Gabrielle + Q&A and a live drawing introduction with Lisa Gornick (Thurs 10 and Mon 14 Nov)
Cast Lisa Gornick, Allan Corduner, Anna Koval, Ruth Lass, Joni Kame
UK, 2016, 80 mins
Set in London and written, directed by and starring local talent Lisa Gornick, this is the story of a chance encounter between an illustrator who is working on a “how to” sex book and a well-known author, which develops into a complex and revealing mentor-protégé relationship. Funny, insightful and highly risqué, our protagonist begins to question everything she knows about sex, love and art. Warning: the film contains some graphic scenes and numerous sexual references.
The People vs Fritz Bauer (Sun 13 and Sat 19 Nov) + Q&A with Burghart Klaussner on 13 Nov only
Cast: Burghart Klaußner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Lilith Stangenberg, Jörg Schüttauf, Sebastian Blomberg
Germany, 2015, 105 mins
“From start to finish, it’s absorbing.” – New York Times
Having received intelligence about Adolf Eichmann’s whereabouts, German-Jewish public prosecutor Fritz Bauer needs to tread carefully. On one side, there are German officials who would do all they can to thwart his operation. On the other, there is the Israeli Mossad, where priorities are given to more immediate threats. Bauer does what he must for the benefit of both his nation and his fellow Jewish people. A stylish and thrilling film (with a fascinating gay subplot) that uncovers the politics behind the capture of the architect of the Holocaust.
Winner – Audience Award – Locarno Film Festival
Winner Outstanding Feature Film German Film Awards