Glasgay reaches its 19th year

Scots lgbt arts festival has impressive film line-up.

by Jennie Kermode

Scotland's premiere arts festival for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people launched in Glasgow last night with a packed party followed by a screening of new Kathleen Turner film The Perfect Family. Glasgay, which was founded in 1993, incorporates a strong film strand which will this year give viewers the chance to see of the year's most talked-about movies before they go on general distribution.

Highlights this year include Cannes hit Laurence Anyways, the story of a couple trying to keep their love alive as one of them changes gender role, which is also at the London Film Festival; and documentary Call Me Kuchu, about the experiences of lgbt people in Uganda. Tough but passionate love story Keep The Lights On explores lives driven by addiction and Yossi looks at a different side of macho Israeli culture and its impact on one man.

Alongside this, there's a shorts section, panel discussions, and a chance to see old favourites including the controversial Joan Crawford biopic Mommie Dearest. The festival runs until the 3rd of November.

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