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Pride in Newbury Festival of LGBTQ+ Films

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The Corn Exchange has announced that Pride in Newbury, a LGBTQ+ film festival programmed in association with Newbury Pride, opens in its cinema today (Friday) and runs to Thursday, July 14.

There is a wide range of films being screened, from cult musicals to recent releases.

In the first week films include the coming-of-age tale Love, Simon; the biographical drama based on Garrad Conley’s memoir Boy Erased; the British film Pride, which is based on the true story of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to support those affected by the 1984 miners’ strike; a comical and bittersweet story of a retired hairdresser in Swan Song; the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman; and Appropriate Behaviour, which tells the story of a bisexual Iranian-American woman, finding her way in modern-day Brooklyn.

Anais in Love
Anais in Love
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The second week brings showings of the musical The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert; Portrait of a Lady on Fire which sees romance and art entwine in 18th century France; and the British coming-of-age comedy-drama Beautiful Thing. To end the festival, audiences will have the exciting opportunity to see a preview of Anaïs in Love before its UK release in August.

The cosy Corn Exchange cinema is situated on the top floor of the town centre arts venue and has just 40 seats.

The festival has been supported by the Film Exhibition Fund.

Love Simon
Love Simon

Tickets cost just £5 each (plus booking fee if applicable).

For more information please visit www.cornexchangenew.com or call the box office on (01635) 522733.

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