This is a film still from JUMP, DARLING which screens at BFI Flare (17 to 28 MAR 2021).

NOW BOOKING: BFI Flare programme launch on YouTube & Facebook

Ahead of the main stream (17 to 28 MAR 2021), BFI Flare will launch their full programme at an online event (23 FEB 18:00 – FREE!).

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As posted previously, this year’s BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival will be an entirely online affair. Ahead of the main action (17 to 28 MAR 2021), the team at BFI will be launching their full festival programme at a free event on YouTube and Facebook (23 FEB 18:00). Simply tune in when the time is right.

Details are already starting to escape about the programme… the latest news goes to JUMP, DARLING (d. Phil Connell, 2020/Canada) which features “a stunning performance from late Hollywood legend Cloris Leachman in her final starring role”. The film is a “family drama” about a drag queen on the cusp of a crisis who escapes from the city to visit his ageing grandmother. “In a perfect, if precarious solution for both of them, he moves in to protect her from her greatest fear – the local nursing home.” Which is a slam dunk of a logline given the year we’ve just had…

To get you in the streaming mood, you can also dip your wick for LGBT History Month with a substantial queer stream on BFI Player. Titles include END OF THE CENTURY (d. Lucio Castro, 2019), STUD LIFE (d. Campbell X, 2012), GIRLS LOST (d. Alexandra-Therese Leining, 2015), WEEKEND (d. Andrew Haigh, 2011), DRESSED AS A GIRL (d. Colin Rothbart, 2015), and a brace of RADIANT CIRCUS favourites, CARAVAGGIO (d. Derek Jarman, 1986) and TOMBOY (d. Céline Sciamma, 2011). You will need a BFI Player subscription to view these titles.


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This is a film still from JUMP, DARLING which screens at BFI Flare (17 to 28 MAR 2021).


d. Phil Connell, 2020/Canada

JUMP, DARLING will screen in the Bodies strand at next month’s BFI Flare festival. Priority booking begins for BFI patrons and members on 25/26 FEB. Public booking opens on 02 MAR. Films cost £10 (£8 for BFI Members).




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