Love, Simon: Film Guide
LGBTQ History Month, 1 Feb - 1 Mar
A film guide that looks at Love, Simon (2018), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Tue 05 Feb 2019
10:00 - 12:35
WHAT: Into Film is proud to present an educational screening of Love, Simon as part of our LGBT History Month programme showcasing LGBTQ+ cinema. The screening will be preceded by a introductory talk from Joan Burnett on the visibility of LGBT characters on screen. Joan has been helping to bring LGBT+ films to the screens of Merseyside since 2005, most recently with Liverpool Pride. She works as the Visitor Services Manager at FACT in Liverpool and travels to film festivals in her spare time.
WHEN: Tuesday 5 February, 10am - 12.35pm (the film will start promptly at 10.15am)
WHERE: Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR (Café will be open and vending machines are situated near the cinema. Disability access via lift on ground floor)
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Simon is an ordinary schoolboy, with a close family and tight group of friends. He knows he is gay but is struggling to come out of the closet. When one of his peers, ‘Blue’, posts online saying the same thing, Simon reaches out to him and the two quickly develop a close bond, whilst keeping their real identities a secret from one another. As Simon is increasingly falling for the boy he is corresponding with, a classmate discovers their emails and threatens to out him. Adapted from a popular YA novel, this is a heartfelt, gently groundbreaking film, combining a compassionate, empathetic tone with a warm, easy humour. It both interrogates the process of coming out and positions itself as a proudly mainstream high-school rom-com in the classic tradition.
Moderate sex references, infrequent strong language.