"February is LGBT+ History Month in the United Kingdom. It’s a month to celebrate the heritage, culture and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex self-defining groups." - Inclusive Cinema

As part of that celebration, we've highlight some film related events taking place in and around Leeds & Bradford. If you have an event you think should be listed here please get in touch at: leeds.film@leeds.gov.uk 

Leeds Queer Film Festival - Pride
Sunday 18 Feb / Hyde Park Picture House

Our friends at Leeds Queer Film Festival will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the BAFTA-winning film Pride, telling the true story of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) movement of the 1980s with an all-star cast including Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, and Andrew Scott. Join them before the film for a free badge making workshop so you can make your own queer pins. You will also be able to pick up a copy of the programme for Leeds Queer Film Festival 2024!

Tickets are Pay What You Can and can be reserved in advance or pay on the door.



Pictureville Cinema & Bradford Queer Film Festival
Feb 9 - Feb 22 / The Studio

While Pictureville's doors are temporarily closed, they are taking up residency at The Studio next to the Alhambra Theatre to bring you classic and cult cinema, special events and a chance to see films you might never have seen on a big screen before. They've teamed up with Bradford Queer Film Festival for some upcoming screenings, with organisers from BQFF providing intros for the following screenings. 

February 9 / 8PM
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

February 16 /  2PM
Black Narcissus

February 22 / 5.30PM
Poly Styrene : I Am a Clichè

February 22 / 8PM
Hedwig & the Angry Inch


Paris is Burning
Feb 22 / Howard Assembly Room

As part of a series of events celebrating LGBTQ+ History, Howard Assembly Room will be screening the queer cult classic 'Paris is Burning' - a 1990 American documentary film, directed by Jennie Livingston, that explores the underground subculture of ballroom dance and performance in the 1980s among New York City’s African American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities.

The film will be introduced by Dr Andrew Moor, a Reader at Manchester Metropolitan University, whose research is focused on gay/lesbian/queer history.



Queer Fear + Citrus Kino - Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
27 Feb / Outlaws Yacht Club

Queer Fear and Citrus Kino are independent film programmers, teaming up once again to bring you the controversial and confounding 'Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! by queer Spanish cinema director, Pedro Almodóvar. Recently released from a psychiatric hospital, 23 year-old Ricky (Antonio Banderas) kidnaps the ‘love of his life',  horror b-movie actress Marina (Victoria Abril) with a score from one of the most recognisable composers in cinema, Ennio Morricone. The organisers will be discussing Pedro Almodóvar's creative career and the queer themes that run throughout his creative work, even in the mainstream. 



INDIs Film Fest - Wolf and Dog and Jennifer's Body
22 - 25 Feb at Hyde Park Picture House

The INDIs Film Festival helps young people forge a deeper connection with cinema. Alongside our VR Cinema and Career Events, we've got a programme of films including Cláudia Varejão’s fiction feature debut Wolf and Dog, an enchanting ode to queer community with a talk from Leeds Queer Film Festival after the film about the importance of Queer film programming. We'll also be screening cult teen horror Jennifer's Body with Queer Fear and film journalist Amber T examining the film as a queer classic. 



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