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  • 26 August 2009


This year’s celebration of LGBT culture and art kicks off as the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on Tour reaches Glasgow. Featuring opening night drama Shank (3 Sep), Born in 68’s tale of life and sexual politics in France (6 Sep) and pioneering British gay feature Nighthawks (8 Sep).

GFT, Glasgow, Thu 3 Sep until 11 Oct.


Europe's largest queer multi-arts festival takes over Glasgow with comedy, music, film, theatre, visual art, performance art, literature, club nights, educational events and community arts projects.


  • 1978
  • UK
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ron Peck
  • Cast: Ken Robertson, Stuart Craig Turton, Rachel Nicholas James

The first British gay feature to deal unapologetically with homosexuality, Peck's 1978 film centres on the life of a gay teacher living in London.


  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Simon Pearce
  • Written by: Christian Martin, Darren Flaxstone
  • Cast: Wayne Virgo, Marc Laurent, Alice Payne, Tom Bott

Devoid of the usual coming of age trappings, this gritty film chronicles 18-year-old Cal (Virgo) and his struggles to come to terms with his sexuality.

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