Against The Law
New York Premiere
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Dir: Fergus O’Brien, UK, 2017, 85 mins
Featuring a stunning mixture of biopic and documentary elements, this involving BBC-produced hybrid drama draws the historical line between 1950s gay repression in the UK and the process through which homosexuality was decriminalized in 1967–and received raves when it World Premiered as the Opening Night Gala of BFI Flare: London’s LGBT Film Festival. This affecting and alarming film cuts between the story of journalist and gay rights activist Peter Wildeblood (Daniel Mays), who was galvanized by the infamous 1954 trial that targeted and outed his friends, and real-life interviews with gay men who lived through this dark but not forgotten period in UK’s history.
Writer: Brian Filis
Cast: Daniel Mays, Richard Gadd, Mark Gatiss
Q&A with filmmaker and select cast to follow
Dir: Lisa Donato, USA, 2016, 12 mins
The familiar and mundane moments between two guys in love become precious in an instant.