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Reluctantly Queer (director: Akosua Adoma Owusu) is described as "a beautiful letter about migration, identity and love from a young Ghanaian man [Kwame Edwin Otu] to his family." It is: beautiful, and incredibly poignant. Watch the trailer.
|Hattie Goes Cruising|
Still Burning is a joyful love letter to the ballroom scene, directed by Nick Rowley. In it, "a young migrant from Guadeloupe on the French vogue scene cares for his younger brother who is getting ready for his first ball." It's one of this year's #FiveFilms4freedom, so you can watch it for free!
|Bayard and Me|
Bayard and Me (director: Matt Wolf) is an incredibly poignant remembrance of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin by his younger partner Walter Naegle.
Our Skin (director: João Queiroga) combines the audio of a series of phone calls between a trans woman and a war veteran. Whilst worthy, the abstract visuals bored me.
Every year, KAOS reports from the annual BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. This year, I'll be reviewing eleven films (including a few programmes of shorts). Next time: Jesus.