The full programme for this year’s London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is due to be announced soon (on Feb 19th, to be precise), but to tease us with what will be showing from March 14th-24th, it’s been revealed that the festival will open with the European premiere of the new documentary I Am Divine.
Divine is, of course, the legendary drag queen known for appearing in many of John Waters’ early movies (and eating dog poo in Pink Flamingos). He was born Harris Glen Milstead, but found international fame with his larger than life alter-ego.
The film is from Jeffrey Schwarz, who directed Vito, which screened at last year’s LLGFF. He’s gathered many of Divine’s friends, colleagues, actors and, most notably, his mother to remember the queer icon.
The closing might film meanwhile will be the Canadian drama called Margarita about complicated love likes of attractive young Mexican nanny, as well as the host family who adore her but can’t afford to keep her. The film looks the complex human side if immigration, offering insight into the emotional life of a bright young lesbian.
We’ll know more about what’s screening next week.