Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Marina is a transgender woman working as a nightclub singer and waitress in Santiago, Chile. When her older partner Orlando dies suddenly and unexpectedly, Marina finds herself treated with hostilirt and contempt, rather than being allowed to grieve for her partner. From subtle insinuations to outright humiliation and physical attacks, Marina is subjected to horrific bouts of discrimination from her partner’s family, as well as official institutions, simply because of her gender identity. However Marina, played by transgender actress Daniela Vega, fights against bigotry and stereotypes to become an inspirational, defiant figure. This is an important milestone in the history of trans representation in cinema, heavily influenced by the filmmaking of Pedro Almodóvar but with a style all of its own.
A film guide that looks at the A Fantastic Woman (2017), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A chance encounter with the past brings unresolved grief and guilt to the surface for a woman who has become estranged from her daughter.
14+ years 99 mins
A striking film about a gay man who struggles to get through life after the death of his partner.
14+ years 101 mins
Sensitive drama about Alex, a 15-year-old intersex person, who cannot be physically characterised as male or female but has been living as a girl.
16+ years 89 mins
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Following the success of 'A Fantastic Woman' we look at ten more great films that deal with gender identity, transgender issues, and transitional experiences.
Reading time 5 mins
'Thor: Ragnarok' leads this week's DVD releases which also include 'The Death of Stalin', 'Breathe' and 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'.
Reading time 2 mins
Look back on Pride month with young people with this selection of fantastic LGBTQ+ films that you can stream at home, many of which have accompanying resources.
Reading time 7 mins
Other new in cinema highlights include 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Edie' and 'The Rape of Recy Taylor', with Pixar's 'Coco' leading this week's DVD releases.
Reading time 3 mins
LGBTQ+ cinema is an important, necessary tool for young people to see themselves represented on screen, as well as learning about acceptance and empathy.
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