Girls on Film

Review of The List by Jillian Armenante

Posted by L Devo Child on 16 March 2017

The List has a great premise. The List referred to is the one we all have of exceptional people we’re allowed to have a one-time sexual encounter with even though we are in a steady relationship.

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Interview with Emma Smart - lesbian programmer at BFI Flare

Posted by Planet Nation on 16 March 2017

BFI Flare is one of our favourite things on the calendar. I mean literally hundreds of women pretty much move into the Southbank for 10 days. In addition to this, there is a mass of lesbian film content available to watch. These two things are quite rare so when they come together, it is lesbian Christmas for sure!

We took a bit of time to find out more about one of the programmers, who has been with the festival for many, many years to find out about the festival behind the scenes. What happens outside the 10 day festival, how many films get entered. You know that kind of thing.

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Top 6 Lesbian Picks for BFI Flare 2017

Posted by VictoriaB on 16 February 2017

With so many films on offer it can be difficult to know where to begin. Even if you have seen our full list and detailed programme, you may only want to see one or two films and even narrowing that down can be a challenge... so this is our Top 6 picks:

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Have you got a Flare for LGBT Film?

Posted by Planet Nation on 16 February 2017

The BFI Flare programme and 2017 logo was launched last night at BFI Southbank, and I'm delighted to say it is a stonker and I'm really excited! So if you want to try and see every lesbian-interest film* (or you want to know when to be at the Southbank and which theatre to hang around), but also hold down a full time job, then this is how to do it...

 
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Fringe! review of Suited

Posted by PetitP on 28 November 2016

The screening of Suited at Fringe! Film Festival was accompanied by The Drakes who helped seat everyone and had a discussion afterwards. Planeteer Petit Temps went along and reviewed it:

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Fringe! screening of Watermelon Woman

Posted by PetitP on 28 November 2016

The screening of Watermelon Woman at Fringe! Film Festival was the UK premiere of the restored version of this classic film. Planeteer Petit Temps went along and reviewed it:

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Fringe! screening of AWOL

Posted by PetitP on 28 November 2016

The screening of AWOL at Fringe! Film Festival was the UK premiere. Planeteer Petit Temps went along and reviewed it:

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Alexis Bledel on Jenny's Wedding

Posted by Planet Nation on 23 April 2016

Katie and Naomi recently sat down to lunch with Alexis Bledel during a rare break in filming of the Netflix reboot of The Gilmore Girls to discuss playing gay on the indie lesbian wedding drama Jenny's Wedding due to be released in the UK in May.

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A Family Affair for Jenny's Wedding

Posted by VictoriaB on 23 April 2016

Finally receiving it's UK release, Jenny's Wedding is a family friendly exploration of life after the passing of Equal Marriage in the US and UK. 

We can now have films where the main story is not a rom com will they/won't they melodrama or a youthful coming of age coming out of the closet trope. Jenny's Wedding offers that. Jenny (Katherine Heigl) and Kitty (Bledel, better known to fans as Rory Gilmore) are an estbalished couple, they have been together a number of years, settled, like together, still in love - ready to make a lifelong commitment to each other. There's only one snag, whilst Jenny is out in most aspects of her life, she is not out to her family. Much to Kitty's discernment of course.

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DAWN gets worldwide premier screening at BFI Flare

Posted by Planet Nation on 19 February 2016

You may have seen our feature on the latest short film DAWN from Jake Graf, starring up and coming actor Nicole Gibson... well we are delighted to announce that DAWN has been selected to be shown at BFI Flare in London.

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A new DAWN and the sun is shining

Posted by Planet Nation on 08 December 2015

A visually stunning and absolutely beautiful Story, DAWN is as you might expect is set one early morning in London. The latest short from trans activist Jake Graf.

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Wine, Women & Friends

Posted by Planet Nation on 29 November 2015

Wine, Women & Friends is a documentary from filmmaker Fiona Cunningham-Reid about two women winemakers — Jo and Carol — who make 10,000 bottles of wine annually under the name Domaine Les Cabotines in Collias, a small village in the Languedoc region in the south of France, who started their own business wine making in 2006 without any prior knowledge of making wine.

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Crocadyke Dundee

Posted by Planet Nation on 29 November 2015

Crocadyke Dundee is a documentary that covers the life of Dawn O’Donnell from Director Fiona Cunningham-Reid (Feed them to the Cannibals and Thin Ice). It includes lots of footage as far back as the 60s. It is an interesting look into a bygone era and a big name in lesbian history.

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Fear of Water

Posted by Planet Nation on 28 November 2015

Two teenage girls with parallel lives but coming from different socio-economic backgrounds meet one summer to discover friendship and a sexual awakening.

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Queer Women in Love: Go Fish and what it means for queer women on screen

Posted by Editor on 23 November 2015

Following a screening which for many was their first experience of it on the big screen, there was a sense of shared appreciation in the collective viewing, laughing together, revisiting the cultural touch points (many of which are as relevant today as they were twenty one years ago) and remembering the experience of watching the film for the first time and what that meant.

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Interview with Tilda Cobham-Hervey ('52 Tuesdays')

Posted by HollyIlbury on 15 August 2015

Reporter Holly Ilbury interviews Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Billie in 52 Tuesdays, the daughter struggling to come to terms with her mother's transition to the male gender. The film has had a theatrical release during August 2015 in the UK, and will be released on DVD later this year by Peccadillo Films.

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Interview: Sophie Hyde award winning director of '52 Tuesdays'

Posted by HollyIlbury on 15 August 2015

Reporter Holly Ilbury interviews Sophie Hyde, Director of 52 Tuesdays, who won the Best Director Award at both Sundance and Berlin film festivals. The film has had a theatrical release during August 2015 in the UK, and will be released on DVD later this year by Peccadillo Films.

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Behind the Camera with Monika Truet; the amazingly talented director of OF GIRLS AND HORSES

Posted by Yazy Tauk on 27 July 2015

Monika Truet, director of OF GIRLS AND HORSES tells me about the most special moments in creating the truly honest and capulating film. 

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Vanity Kills with Crazy Bitches

Posted by Editor on 10 July 2015

Setting itself up to be both gender and genre defying from the outset, with a cast led by strong powerful women, and a few token eye candy males, taking horror movie stereotypes and playing with the usual outcomes, without taking itself too seriously along the ride, Crazy Bitches from Jane Clark offers a breath of fresh air for horror movie and LGBT movie fans.

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HEARTLAND: A New Film in Pre-Production

Posted by Planet Nation on 08 June 2015

HEARTLAND tells the story of a young Oklahoma artist who lands back in her mother’s stifling household after her girlfriend dies, but finds escape through a reckless affair with her brother’s fiancée. The film is in pre-production and will begin shooting in Oklahoma May 19th. Laura Spencer (The Big Bang Theory) and Beth Grant (The Mindy Project) will star alongside the film’s writer Velinda Godfrey.

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