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As we hit the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, Tyneside Cinema welcomes Queerama: A Century Of Gay Rights And Desires On Film on Wednesday 31st January. Exploring the LGBTQ+ experience in the UK, filmmaker Daisy Asquith draws on incredible treasures from the BFI National Archive to craft something compelling, moving and utterly powerful.

Queerama traverses a century of gay experiences, spotlighting the persecution and prosecution that heartbreakingly existed in our all too recent past. Love and desire form a core to sexual liberation and pride, and this is a film that spotlights what an important struggle for fairness this was.

Weaving in the music of John Grant, Goldfrapp and Hercules and Love Affair, filmmaker Asquith guides us through queer relationships, desires, fears and expressions against a backdrop of incredible change.

Queerama: A Century of Gay Rights and Desires on Film is at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle on Wednesday 31st January.

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