Liverpool Pride at the Pictures

Pride At The Pictures is Liverpool Pride’s film programme and is proudly supported by UNISON North West LGBT and Picturehouse@FACT. We hold monthly film nights all year round and a short summer season of films every year. For 2017, our focus is on films from around the world, with features, documentaries and shorts.

We are a proud partner of the IRIS Festival, the largest LGBT short film festival in Europe and have nominated a film for their Best Of British competition for two years: Crossroad from Director Leon Lopez in 2016, and Fey Presto: Queen of Close Up from Hanna Aqvilin this year.

Our Festival Theme this year is International Love, and all of our films reflect LGBT+ lives around the world. We are hugely pleased to welcome support from Brazilica, Liverpool’s home of all things carnival, who are screening Favela Gay for us and screened Corpo Electrico earlier in the month. many thanks to Moulay and all the team.

Before each of our great films we’ll be screening short films to make your evening even more entertaining, and these will be announced nearer the time.

Thanks, from everyone at Pride@thePictures.

Buy your tickets for the films here

Hedwig & The Angry Inch: Monday 24 July: 6.30pm Picturehouse@FACT

Director: John Cameron Mitchell.
Starring: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shore, Michael Pitt. USA 2001. 92 mins.

Hedwig is playing small joints in the States with her band The Angry Inch whilst recounting her life story. A classic from the moment it was released, John Cameron Mitchell explores love it all its glorious permutations with a rare humanity … and there are great songs too!

Dress up, release your inner Hedwig and party for the start of Pride week

Showing with Tellin’Dad

Director: André Chambers

We’re also showing a new short film starring Ricky Tomlinson and Carl Loughlin. Telling your Dad you’re gay can have it’s moments….

Tickets are selling fast so don’t wait til the last moment to get yours!

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Favela Gay (18) (FREE) Tuesday 1 August: 7.30pm: Old Edgehill Library, Lodge Lane L8 0QH

Brazilica Film Festival: In support of Liverpool Pride

2014 | Documentary | 18 | 72 min | Portuguese Language with English Sub-titles | Dir. Rodrigo Felha

Favela Gay tells the story of eleven individuals in their own words. Living in eight slums (favelas) in Rio de Janeiro, these members of the LGBTQ community diverse in gender identity and professions have fought prejudice and seen some of the most unsavoury sides of the city. The stigma attached with coming out as LGBTQ anywhere in the world remains difficult, and Rio’s favelas are no exception. Favela Gay is also a story of individuals who find self-empowerment in the face of a society that does not empower them.

This screening is FREE. The Old Edgehill Library on Lodge Lane (near Smithdown Rd) is the home of Liverpool Carnival Company and Brazilica, so it’s worth a visit just to see their fab collection of carnival costumes and artefacts.

Seventeen (Siebzehn): Monday 25 September: 6.30pm: Picturehouse@FACT

Director: Monja Art. 2017. Austria. 104mins.

German & French With English Subtitles

For the high-school teenagers in a tiny town in Austria, summer calls as the end of term nears. One of them is 17 year old Paula. She is secretly in love with Charlotte, but there is a problem. It’s not that she is lesbian, but that Charlotte isn’t and has a boyfriend. So Paula tries hanging out with a boy too, but waiting in the wings is Lilli….

This is a rescheduled screening , originally planned for August – apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Out Of Iraq: (18) Monday 21 August: 6.30pm : Picturehouse@FACT

Directed by: Chris McKim & Eva Orner

Screening in conjunction with Unison North West LGBT Group

One of the most important LGBT+ documentary films of the year, Out of Iraq follows the story of Nayyef and Btoo, two men who fall in love in one of the hardest places in the world to be gay, Ramadi in 2004, with battle raging around them. Covering ten years of their lives, this film is a labour of love and a deeply emotional experience.

This screening is being supported by Unison North West LGBT Group and their will be an opportunity after the film to ask questions and find out more about the work happening in Liverpool to support LGBT asylum seekers.

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Special Preview: God’s Own Country: Thursday 24 August: Time 6.30pm, followed by a Question & Answer session with Director Francis Lee

Director: Francis Lee: Starring: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones

The most talked-about British LGBT film of the year is coming to us here in Liverpool BEFORE it’s general release on September 1st, courtesy of our long term partners and supporters Picturehouse@FACT.

Spring. Yorkshire. Isolated young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker employed for the lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

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KiKi: (18) Monday 4 September: 6.30pm: Picturehouse@FACT

Directed by: Sara Jordanö

Through a strikingly intimate and visually daring lens, KIKI offers a riveting and complex insight into a safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youth of colour, who are demanding happiness and political power. An exciting coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative art form that is voguing.

This film played to a packed house earlier in the year, so we’re bringing it back for a second screening. It raises interesting questions about how a vibrant culture is recorded and historicised. There will be a chance to discuss the film and ask more questions.

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