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Saturday, April 07, 2018

entry arrow11:00 PM | BFI's 30 Best LGBT Films of All Time

Last February 2018, the British Film Institute invited over a hundred programmers, critics, and filmmakers to vote for the 30 greatest LGBT films of all time. This is their list [plus some runners-up]. I don't agree with many of them (Theorem? seriously?), the list smacks of cinephile snobbery (Funeral Parade of Roses? really?), and it's missing out some of my favorite ones (The Wedding Banquet, for one). But it's a good list (Portrait of Jason? oh yeah!), and gives anyone a good start to begin their own hunt for queer titles. I've seen 23 out of 30, so here's to completing this one...

☑  Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
☑  Weekend (Andrew Haigh, 2011)
☑  Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai, 1997)
☑  Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
☑  Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990)
☑  Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
☑  My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears, 1985)
☑  All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999)
☐  Un Chant d’Amour (Jean Genet, 1950)
☑  My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991)
☑  Tangerine (Sean S. Baker, 2015)
☐  The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972)
☑  Blue is the Warmest Colour (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
☐  Mädchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan, 1931)
☐  Show Me Love (Lukas Moodysson, 1998)
☑  Orlando (Sally Potter, 1992)
☐  Victim (Basil Dearden, 1961)
☐  Je, Tu, Il, Elle (Chantal Akerman, 1974)
☑  Looking for Langston (Isaac Julien, 1989)
☐  Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
☑  Beautiful Thing (Hettie MacDonald, 1996)
☑  Stranger By the Lake (Alain Guiraudie, 2013)
☑  Theorem (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968)
☐  The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1996)
☐  Pariah (Dee Rees, 2011)
☑  Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
☑  Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, 1967)
☑  Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975)
☑  Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, 1971)
☑  Pink Narcissus (James Bidgood, 1971)
☑  Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger, 1971)
☐  Tomboy (Céline Sciamma, 2011)
☑  Funeral Parade of Roses (Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)

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