James Franco and Zachary Quinto in I Am Michael James Franco and Zachary Quinto in I Am Michael

Back for another year with new films from around the world. The festival opens on March 19 with I Am Michael and closes on March 29 with Out To Win.

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Flare Latest Reviews

In The Turn
In The Turn
A young trans girl finds friends and self confidence through roller derby.
Dressed As A Girl
Dressed As A Girl
A documentary about some of London's most celebrated drag queens.
Stories Of Our Lives
Stories Of Our Lives
A collection of stories about LGBT life in Kenya.
Mala Mala
Mala Mala
A documentary about the trans community in Puerto Rico.
Futuro Beach
Futuro Beach
A lifeguard finds love in an unexpected place.
The Duke Of Burgundy
The Duke Of Burgundy
The relationship of a couple in a sado-masochistic relationship comes under strain.
The Amina Profile
The Amina Profile
The story of a love affair that turned into a mystery after a Syrian blogger was kidnapped.
I Am Michael
I Am Michael
The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.
The Royal Road
The Royal Road
Cinematic essay considering the history of California and the personal desires of the director.
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of free-spirited girls.
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