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15/04/03
Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Gathers Pace
- Star-studded Laramie Project among the weekend highlights

FOR TWO weeks, the National Film Theatre is featuring London's 17th Lesbian & Gay Film festival. From 2-6, April 2003, film enthusiasts can see lesbian and gay filmmakers' works of art in a variety of genres.

"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" the American author, Ernest Gaines once questioned.
The films reflect upon the past struggles of equality, present culture and visions of the future.

Among the highlights of the festival is The Laramie Project, which tackles the violence suffered by gay people in the late 90's and stars Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Dylan Baker and Summer Phoenix.

Simon and I, meanwhile, reflects the festival's international diversity as it concerns a South Africa confronted by four million AIDS victims in a country also still suffering from the effects apartheid-era racism.

The Laramie Project screens at 6.30pm at NFT1 today, Friday April 4.
Simon and I screens at 3.50pm at NFT3, Saturday April 5.

Tube: Embankment or Waterloo
Place: National Film Theatre
Box Office: 020 7929 3232
For information, including the movie schedule, go to
http://www.outuk.com/llgff/index.html





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