Rainbow Film Festival

FESTIVAL INFORMATION

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY & LGBTQ+ CINEMA 6-16 September 2019

Welcome to the very first Saffron Screen Rainbow Film Festival where we will be celebrating LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world across the first two weekends in September.

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Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) 15🌈

BUY TICKETS 7.30pm Friday 6 September
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BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 30 September 

DIRECTOR Pedro Almodóvar
CAST Antonia Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia

We are thrilled to launch our festival with Pedro Almodóvar’s best film in years, a semi-autobiographical story about ageing film director Salvador (Antonio Banderas).

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The Wizard of Oz 15🌈

BUY TICKETS 2pm Saturday 7 September
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DIRECTOR Victor Fleming
CAST Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr

Bring all the family to celebrate this classic musical as we follow the Yellow Brick Road and yearn for what we might find Over the Rainbow.

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Out (12A tbc)🌈

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS 3pm Saturday 7 September  STUDIO SCREEN
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DIRECTOR Denis Parrot

A selection of teenagers’ coming out stories from YouTube are compiled into this documentary which is by turns uplifting, heartbreaking and funny – FREE screening.

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Imagine Me & You 15🌈

BUY TICKETS 5pm Saturday 7 September
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*Followed by a Q&A with director Ol Parker

DIRECTOR Ol Parker
CAST Lena Heady, Piper Perabo, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie

The debut film from Ol Parker (Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!) is a witty, London-set rom-com about newlywed Rachel who finds herself unexpectedly falling for the wedding florist, Luce.

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Tangerine 15🌈

BUY TICKETS 8pm Saturday 7 September  STUDIO SCREEN
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*studio screen ticket prices – adults £7, under 30s £5

DIRECTOR Sean Baker
CAST Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O’Hagan

This comedy drama, inventively shot on an iPhone, follows a transgender woman in LA, determined to find the woman her boyfriend has been seeing while she was in prison.

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Orlando 15🌈

BUY TICKETS 5pm Sunday 8 September
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Presented in 35mm

DIRECTOR Sally Potter
CAST Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Tilda Swinton shines in Sally Potter’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel as Orlando, who elegantly switches genders and roles across 400 years of history.

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Home (15 tbc)🌈

BUY TICKETS 8pm Sunday 8 September
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Preview screening followed by a Q&A with Sarah Outen.

DIRECTORS Jen Randall, Sarah Outen

The highly engaging story of British adventurer Sarah Outen who traversed the globe by bike, kayak and rowing boat – digging deep mentally and physically and finding love.

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Rafiki 15🌈

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 9 September
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DIRECTOR Wanuri Kahiu
CAST Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji

Following the two daughters of opposing politicians, this tender Nairobi-set love story is a groundbreaking, neon-drenched delight.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie🌈

BUY TICKETS 7.30pm Tuesday 10 September

Encore screening of MUSICAL recorded live at the Apollo Theatre, London

Another chance to enjoy the  award-winning five-star hit musical for our times about a teenager who doesn’t fit in and overcomes prejudice to be himself, screened as part of our Rainbow Film Festival.

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