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LGBT Film Fest July 3-8

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From Khaosod English

 

BANGKOK — From road-tripping drag queens in a 1994 dramedy to Parisian AIDS activists protesting their government, eight movies will screen in July at the LGBT+ Film Festival.

 

To celebrate gender diversity, an alternative cinema in Bangkok’s Sathorn area will host the LGBT+ Film Festival featuring not only eight films with LGBT individuals, but talks, live performances and an art exhibit.

 

Feast on beefcake and male authority when the six-day festival shows French biopic “Tom of Finland,” about postwar homoerotic artist Touko Laaksonen, as well as “The Queen of Ireland,” a documentary about Irish drag queen and gay rights activist Panti Bliss.

 

Tickets will be available online from June 1. The event will run July 3 to July 8 at the Bangkok Screening Room in Soi Sala Daeng 1. It can be reached by foot from BTS Sala Daeng exit No. 4 or MRT Lumphini exit No. 2.

 

Link to event site with map (located near So Sofitel

https://bkksr.com/lgbtff2018

 

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/arts/2018/05/15/feel-the-pride-at-june-lgbt-film-fest/

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Reader , you are doing outstanding service by keeping us informed about all those BKK goings on cultural front, filling gap Christian PFC left after he abandoned BKK charms for Taiwan's greener orchards

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Don't label me as a wet blanket.   

Unfortunately but honestly, most of the time I skipped such events knowing that half of the offers are not to my preference.

And most of the time, it is aimed at the upper crust of the artistic society and never for the masses.

 

Film Festivals are only good if they screen HARD-TO-GET movies.  I browse through the movies on offer but realised that it lacks a particular theme.  It tries too hard to diversify their choices without anchoring a particular theme.   There should be a theme - like fighting against oppression in homophobic countries etc.

 

Movies like Tom of Finland and Priscilla have been circulated on the Internet for years.  Screening the movies is insufficient to satisfy the soul - they must include post-screening workshops, experimental pieces, and short films.  There is a lack of Asian gay-theme movies from the Philipines, Taiwan, and China.  

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Screening the movies is insufficient to satisfy the soul - they must include post-screening workshops, experimental pieces, and short films. 

 

There is a lack of Asian gay-theme movies from the Philipines, Taiwan, and China.

 

This is an excerpt taken directly from the Film Fest website listed above:

 

"The LGBT+ Film Festival will explore the diverse facets of the community through films, special events, talks, and live performances and a special art exhibition.

 

It is going to be a safe place for discussions about important issues, such as marriage equality and equal opportunity.

 

We are aiming to bring the LGBT+ community and the world together to celebrate diversity, creativity and strength."

 

The event is not billed as an all-Asian film fest. It does, however, includes a movie about a Filipino mechanic and a Taiwanese aborigine student, and another film set in the Philippines.

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