29 March-12 April 2006. Opening at the Odeon Leicester Square with a gala screening of Happy Endings directed by Don Roos, this year the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival celebrates its 20th edition. The programme includes a retrospective of the past 20 years in the 20/20 Vision section with screenings of emblematic films such as Looking for Langston, Desperate Remedies and The Cockettes. The two Centrepiece screenings this year are Francois Ozons Time to Leave starring Jeanne Moreau, and an exceptional debut feature by Indian lawyer and womens rights activist Ligy J. Pullappally entitled The Journey. Other highlights include documentaries from all over the world and a new section focussing on gay representation on television, Gay TV. As in previous years, the LLGFF is hosted by the British Film Institutes National Film Theatre, with the Gala closing night screening of Jan Dunns award-winning first feature Gypo at the Odeon West End. Admission Opening and Closing nights 15, Centrepiece screenings 10, standard screenings 8.20, concessions 6.25. Matinee tickets 16-18 year-olds 4. For films and times see website.
View on Map
Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
The National Film Theatre is on the South Bank. By Tube to Waterloo or cross the river from Embankment, Charing Cross or Westminster. By bus 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243, 341, 381, 501, 507, 521, X68 Tel. +44 (0) 2079283232