Love, Simon: Film Guide
LGBT 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 12 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. This screening will be followed by a talk on issues raised in the film, led by Iris Film Festival educational officers.
WHEN: Tuesday 12 February, 10am - 12.35pm (the film will start promptly at 10.15am)
WHERE: Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff, CF5 1QE (No food in the screening rooms, bottles of water only. Limited parking, but if coming by bus we advise to be dropped off and parking at Sophia Gardens nearby.)
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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.