Flare 2018

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Call Me By Your Name Call Me By Your Name
Call Me By Your Name and Love, Simon
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 Battements Par Minute, 120 Beats Per Minute) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Robin Campillo; Writer: Robin Campillo; Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Yves Heck, Emmanuel Ménard, Rahim-Silvioli Mehdi, Antoine Reinartz, Caroline Piette, Marco Horanieh, Pascal Tantot, François Rabette, Naelle Dariya, Ariel Borenstein, Coralie Russier, Saadia Bentaïeb)
Portrait of the ACT UP activist group, a direct action collective aiming to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
Battle Of The Sexes (Country: UK, US; Year: 2017; Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris; Writer: Simon Beaufoy; Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, Bill Pullman, Andrea Riseborough, Alan Cumming, Chris Parnell, Martha MacIsaac, Sarah Silverman, Eric Christian Olsen, Jessica McNamee, Natalie Morales, Austin Stowell, Wallace Langham, Mark Harelik)
True story of the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
Call Me By Your Name (Country: Italy, France, US, Brazil; Year: 2017; Director: Luca Guadagnino; Writer: James Ivory, based on the book by André Aciman; Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois)
First love blooms over a long, hot summer for a teenager in Italy.
A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (Country: Chile, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Sebastián Lelio; Writer: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza; Stars: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim, Amparo Noguera)
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
Freak Show (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Trudie Styler; Writer: Patrick J Clifton, Beth Rigazio, James St James; Stars: Alex Lawther, Ian Nelson, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Laverne Cox, Bette Midler, Willa Fitzgerald, Celia Weston, Mickey Sumner, Doris McCarthy, John McEnroe, Christopher Dylan White, Larry Pine, Michael Park, Eddie Schweighardt)
A teenager who moves to a small town decides to tackle bullying attitudes by running for homecoming queen.
Freak Show Freak Show
Freak Show and 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
God's Own Country (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Francis Lee; Writer: Francis Lee; Stars: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart)
Young sheep farmer Johnny numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker offers the promise of something else.
Love, Simon (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Greg Berlanti; Writer: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli; Stars: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Kelynan Lonsdale, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Talitha Bateman)
A young teenager worries that his family will discover he's gay before he's ready, and finds himself falling in love with a similarly closeted classmate he talks to online, without either of them knowing who the other is.
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