The 59th BFI London Film Festival has completed its lineup, with dozens and dozens of films joining previously announced opening night film “Suffragette” and closing night film “Steve Jobs.” And there’s many LGBT highlights among them:
Sean Baker’s “Tangerine” may have already hit US theaters, but it will make its UK debut in competition at the festival. Same goes for Lily Tomlin and “Grandma,” which has yet to hit UK screens.
The festival will hold the European Premiere of Maya Newell’s documentary “Gayby Baby,” which follows the lives of four Australian children whose parents all happen to be gay.
There’s also the World Premiere of William Fairman and Max Gogarty’s “Chemsex,” a documentary about the pleasures and perils associated with the ‘chemsex’ scene that’s far more than a sensationalist exposé.
Stephen Dunn’s debut feature “Closet Monster” — about an artistic, sexually confused teen who has conversations with his pet hamster, voiced by Isabella Rossellini — will come off its World Premiere in Toronto to screen in London.
Last but not least there’s Todd Haynes’ Carol,” which will screen as a gala and also have Haynes live ons take for a discussion on October 15th.