The 27th BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is set to open with new documentary film I Am Divine.

Opening night of the British Film Institute’s Lesbian and Gay Festival will commence with the European premiere of a new documentary about the great actor and drag queen Divine, directed by Jeffery Schwarz.

The festival, which uses the hash-tag #LLGFF is back a BFI Southbank London, with a programme that lasts 11 days with a brand new look, packed full of films, special guests, events, workshops and music.

It runs from the 14th – 24th March 2013. The festival’s films and events have been split into three distinct areas:

Hearts: Films about love, romance and friendship.

Bodies: Stories of sex, identity and transformation.

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Minds: Reflections on art, politics and community.

 

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I Am Divine is a brand new documentary film about the life and legend of one of the world’s most famous drag queens. Born in Baltimore, Harris Glen Milstead became widely known as Divine, famous for her outrageous behaviour and characterised by her extraordinarily high hairline and terrible language.