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Flare is back for another year with a thrilling line-up of films, from Oscar nominees to radical indie works surviving on the fringes of queer culture. There are sweet romances and daringly sexy dramas, tales of persecution and stories of triumph. Several films depict important aspects of queer history, while others look to the future, full of hope.

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Handsome Devil
Handsome Devil
A loner and the star athlete at a rugby-mad school form an intense friendship, but it will be tested.
Moonlight
Moonlight
Three-part narrative about the life of a gay African-American.
Southwest Of Salem: The Story Of The San Antonio Four
Southwest Of Salem: The Story Of The San Antonio Four
Documentary about a trial that was infused with homophobic prejudice.
It's Only The End Of The World
It's Only The End Of The World
A writer returns home after a long absence to tell his family he is terminally ill.
Barbarella
Barbarella
Cult sci-fi sees a sexy space agent hunt down an evil scientitst.
Mommie Dearest
Mommie Dearest
Controversial story of Joan Crawford, based on the memoirs of her adopted daughter.

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