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BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Presents

The new home of LGBT film on BFI Player, with features, shorts and exclusive content from BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, plus a special collection of queer classics and rare treasures from the BFI National Archive.

Here you'll find landmark portraits of LGBT life alongside the next generation of gay classics straight out of the festival programme.

"The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives."

Armistead Maupin

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BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Presents

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