Corn Exchange Newbury is excited to announce Pride in Newbury, a LGBTQ+ film festival programmed in association with Newbury Pride, will take place in its cinema from Friday 1 July to Thursday 14 July.
During the festival 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.
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.
Pride in Newbury runs from Friday 1 July to Thursday 14 July in the Corn Exchange Cinema. The cosy cinema is situated on the top floor of the town centre-based Corn Exchange and has just 40 seats. This festival has been supported by the Film Exhibition Fund. Tickets for the festival cost just £5 each (plus booking fee if applicable). For tickets or more information please visit www.cornexchangenew.com or call the Box Office on 01635 522733.
With support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK