Come along to this free screening of short films exploring the crossover between art, bohemia and LGBT sexuality through a love of dreaming, fantasy, dressing up and going out. Films are selected by the North West Film Archive’s Guest Curators Squirrel Nation, and are drawn from the BFI National Archive, Lux Artists’ Moving Image, and the North West Film Archive.
This unique programme brings together Kenneth Anger’s Puce Moment (1949) in which a woman prepares for a walk by trying on gowns; James Scott’s Love’s Presentation (1966) about David Hockney’s etchings inspired by Greek poet CP Cavafy; Charles Lofton’s I Like Dreaming (1994) which is a frank and explicit confession about the pleasures of cruising straight appearing men; Ursula Mayer’s Medea (2013), bringing a contemporary artistic interpretation to the ancient legend of conflicting worlds and peaceful coexistence; and a glimpse of LGBT life in Manchester’s Gay Village from the North West Film Archive.
Admission: 18+ years. Book your free tickets on
Part of the 1st National Festival of LGBT History