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'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' star Terence Stamp to attend BFI Flare 2019

The actor portayed transgender woman Bernadette Bassinger in the hit 1994 movie

2019-03-19

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert star Terence Stamp will attend this year’s BFI Flare: London LGBTQ Film Festival.

The actor portrayed transgender woman Bernadette Bassinger in the hit 1994 movie alongside Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Bill Hunter.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie, Stamp – now 80 – will attend this year’s BFI Flare festival - which kicks off this Thursday (March 21) - as the iconic movie is set to be screened on March 23.

Stamp is not the only name to be in attendance at this year’s festival which will include events covering topics such as representation of queer youth in film today, the sensitivities and politics of telling ‘true’ queer stories and crowdfunding as a popular method of financing LGBTQ+ films. 

Savannah Knoop, co- screenwriter and subject of BFI Flare’s Closing Night film JT Leroy will conduct a reading from the new edition of their memoir ‘Girl, Boy, Girl’ upon which the film was based at special event that will also be available for public booking.

More than 50 filmmakers and talent are confirmed to attend BFI Flare including Opening Night director of Vita & Virginia Chanya Button, Closing Night JT Leroy director Justin Kelly and Tomer Heymann, director of the BFI Flare Centrepiece screening Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

Other names include activist and filmmaker, Pratibha Parmar (Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, Warrior Marks) and director and producer Kristiene Clarke (Give Stigma The Index Finger, The Truth About Gay Sex, Sex Change: Shock! Horror! Probe!) Annabel Jankel (Tell it to the Bees), Frédéric Tcheng (Halston), Doug Spearman (From Zero to I Love You), Fiona Dawson (Transmilitary), Deborah Abate (No Box for Me. An Intersex Story), Rodney Evans (Vision Portraits) and Li Cheng (Jose), amongst others.

A full list of the Industry Programme events can be found here.  Events are open to all delegates of the Festival only, unless otherwise specified.

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