The Showroom Cinema in Sheffield welcomes POUT, a vibrant touring film season featuring some of the finest LGBT themed films from the last 12 months, next week.
The Showroom will screen six films over a period of ten days, starting on Tuesday December 4. In addition, the QCinema Project in association with the University of Sheffield, will provide access online and via mobile phones to exclusive interviews and insights from those who shape LGBT film culture in Britain.
POUT explores a variety of LGBT issues, with all of the films receiving outstanding critical acclaim. The season features Ira Sachs’ new “must see” (Time Out New York) film, Keep the Lights On about a gay New York couple who must overcome their individual demons if they want to build a life together.
Friendship, family and love are topics addressed in many films of the festival, from African American all-singing all-dancing musical, Leave it on the Floor, to coming-of-age small town love story North Sea Texas.
Identity issues are raised in both Call Me Kuchu, a documentary following the first openly gay man in Uganda as he campaigns against Uganda’s homophobic laws, and Romeos, about 20-year-old Lukas, who is swept off his feet by Fabio, but carries a secret he must come to terms with. Returning to the role that won him the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Actor award for Yossi & Jagger in 2003, Ohad Knoller gives another extraordinary performance in Yossi as a gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv.
For tickets and more information: http://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/pout