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Happy Wednesday from everyone at Filmhouse! This week's newsletter is to mark LGBTQ+ History Month, and the theme is year is Body, Mind, Spirit. We've packed this issue full of our top Queer picks - but we'd love to hear yours too! Reply to this email, or tell us on our social channels.

LGBTQ+ History Month have a great selection of resources available - fantastic for anyone who is teaching from home, but also great for anyone who wants to find out more about LGBTQ+ history! 

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It's A Sin (2020) // Russell T Davies

Head of Marketing: Kirsty
"It's A Sin is the story of a group of young men facing the Aids crisis of the 1980s. It's compelling and heartbreaking, and sometimes funny, and highlights the raging homophobia and tragedy of the time. Breaking viewing records for Channel 4, It's A Sin has gone on to encourage thousands of people to get tested for HIV - with The Terrance Higgins Trust saying there has been a "four-fold increase" in HIV Testing Week stats."

Watch on All4
And Then We Danced (2019) // Levan Akin

Director: Francis Lee
"I absolutely love this coming-of-age film by Levan Akin. It’s a heady mix of prejudice and resistance with heart breaking performances and a wonderful soundtrack."

Rent on Curzon

Stay tuned on @edfilmfest social channels for more picks from director Francis Lee!
Behind the Candelabra (2013) // Steven Soderbergh

Edinburgh Cinema Club: Isobel
“Liberace wanted to give people a good time and between the extravagance and flamboyantly-clad Michael Douglas, this film does just that!

Filled with intoxicatingly rich colours, opulent displays and the reality of public persona relationships often succumbing to infidelity, drug abuse and overt narcissism."
Watch on Netflix
Codependent Lesbian Alien Seeks Same (2011) // Madeleine Olnek

Education Coordinator: Chloe

"A pure lo-fi sci-fi gem. Mixing laughs, romance, cheap production and outer space this film is truly one of a kind. I just love the mixing of genres and how they managed to execute a big concept with very minimal budget. Years later I'm still giggling about it."

Rent on Peccadillo Pictures
My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de Courgette) // Claude Barras
Education Recommends
This French-language animated film tells the story of a 9 year old boy who is sent to a foster home following the death of his alcoholic mother. A thoughtful and tender film that explores difficult topics from the perspective of a young child.

Practice your French skills with this brilliant resource produced by DCA
My Life as a Courgette was written by Céline Sciamma, who directed films such as Water LiliesGirlhood, Tomboy and, recently, Portrait of a Lady on Fire - which went on to win the Queer Palm and Best Screenplay at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. 
The Evolution Of Queerbaiting: From Queercoding to Queercatching

Head of Cinema Operations: Yvonne
"Rowan Ellis explores film and TV from a feminist and queer perspective. I've really enjoyed her videos about Queer cinema, including this one which explores the cinematic history of Queerbaiting."

Watch here
Woman with a Movie Camera

EIFF Youth are kicking off their FREE online weekend of film THIS FRIDAY! Tune into their Instagram for a watch party series celebrating work by Věra Chytilová, Cheryl Dunye and Agnès Varda. For future film students, there's a free Film Course Showcase where key unis and colleges give the lowdown on their undergraduate courses, and you can ask questions! 

Find out how to get involved
IWOW: I Walk on Water + exclusive online Q&A!

From visionary artist and photographer Khalik Allah, I Walk on Water is a visually stunning and intimate new film, which sees Allah return to East Harlem and focuses on his friendship with Frenchie, a homeless Haitian man.

Watch the film and join us for an exclusive online Q&A with director Khalik Allah!
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