Now Nighthawks can be re-evaluated as an invaluable time capsule of the late s gay scene, in the liberated period between decriminalisation and the outbreak of AIDS. First a Girl You knew this one was coming. Diversity and inclusion. Few gay-themed films, British or otherwise, have resonated with audiences quite as much as Weekend. Read research data and market intelligence. Latest from the BFI News, features and opinion on the world of film.
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Find out about booking film programmes internationally. It was directed by Kenneth Macphersonthe editor of the landmark film journal Close Up — sadly, following the poor critical reviews for Borderline, he did not direct again. Few countries can rival the UK when it comes to making great and diverse gay films.
Victim was released four years after the publication of the Wolfenden report, a paper which recommended that male homosexuality no longer be regarded as a criminal offence.