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Bolton Film Festival - IRIS

  • Bolton Museum Le Mans Crescent Bolton, England, BL1 United Kingdom (map)
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Bolton Film Festival is back with special LGBT+ segment IRIS. Check out the films included below:

Bachelor 38

Angela Clarke (UK)

 Bryan Bale grew up in Cardiff at a time when homosexual acts between men were still illegal. As a young man in the 1960s he moved to London, enjoying everything the city had to offer, and he met the love of his life. With stories that are funny and intensely moving in equal measure, Bryan reflects on the past, while embracing his present and future.


Beyond 'There's always a black issue dear'

Claire Lawrie 

From photographer and filmmaker Claire Lawrie, this charming documentary is a timely exploration of the role black British people played in the LGBT+ movement and how their voices and experiences were often airbrushed out of Queer history.


There you are

Lisa Donato

To say goodbye to her dying Grandma Betty, Jessica must become the man her family remembers. Resigned, she looks at herself in the mirror and wonders how she can pass as male after all these years. With some reluctance her girlfriend Alex helps her rummage through their closets to find the perfect “boy” costume. But what will her family say when she turns up at her grandmother’s house in oversized suit as “Jason”?



Severine De Streyker & Maxime Feyers


When France (Ingrid Heiderscheidt) and her husband Luçien arrive home earlier than anticipated, they have a surprise introduction to their son’s new girlfriend, Cléo (François Maquet). But with all the family gathering for supper, will France manage to keep her cool?