Glasgow Film Festival 2020: LGBTQ+ Preview

The Glasgow Film Festival has announced its 2020 line up with a series of notable LGBTQ films receiving their UK and Scottish premieres, and a focus on female filmmakers.

Scottish audiences will get their first chance to see acclaimed queer films Moffie (★★★★★), Rialto (★★★★) and Deux/Two of Us (★★★1/2). In addition there are three LGBTQ-themed UK premieres.

The Capote Tapes

The Capote Tapes looks at the life and work of Truman Capote. Using previously unreleased audio recordings of Capote himself, as well as interviews with the people who knew him, The Capote Tapes gives audiences an insightful look at a literary great who lived a tumultuous life as an openly gay man. You can read our exclusive interview with director Ebs Burnough here.

SXSW Audience Award-winner, The Garden Left Behind, brings trans lives and trans performers to the fore, telling the story of an undocumented, Mexican born trans woman living in New York. With trans actors taking on all the trans roles, The Garden Left Behind, is an unsentimental and honest look at the struggle to live an authentic life.

And Gay Chorus Deep South sees the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus head out on tour into Americas Deep South, taking their message of love, acceptance and great music to rural communities. Facing intolerance and histories of pain, as well as tales of joy, David Charles Rodrigues’ film shows the power of music to heal.

The festival is also celebrating the work of great female film-makers with both the opening and closing films are directed by women. Alice Winocour’s opening night film, Promixa, stars Eva Green as an astronaut preparing for a mission on the International Space Station, and the festival closes with Coky Giedroyc’s adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s memoir, How to Build a Girl, starring Beanie Feldstein (Book Smart). 

Women Make FIlm

The entire final day of the festival will exclusive feature films directed, written by women or with a female lead and the epic 14-hour documentary Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema narrated by Tilda Swinton and Jane Fonda.

From 26 February to 8 March the festival will host nine world premieres, 10 European premieres, 102 UK premieres and 39 Scottish premieres sourced from around the world.

The full line up and can be found on the Glasgow Film Festival website. Tickets go on sale from 12 noon on Thursday 30 January for GFF members and GFT CineCard holders, and on general sale from 12 noon on Monday 3 February.

By Chad Armstrong

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