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BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival unveils 2013 line-up

Over 100 titles will screen at the 27th edition of the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, which runs March 14-24.

Jeffrey Schwarz’s documentary I Am Divine [pictured] will receive its European premiere as the opening film of the 27th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, which runs March 14-24 at the BFI Southbank.

I Am Divine receives its world premiere a few days earlier at SXSW and centres around the life of the actor, drag queen, performer and singer, born Harris Glen Milstead but known to the world as Divine.

Over 100 titles will screen at this year’s edition with the programme split into three sections - Hearts, Bodies and Minds - similar to the programming of the BFI London Film Festival.

Among the films screening are James Franco & Travis Mathews’ Interior. Leather Bar., David France’s Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague and Dominique Cardona & Laurie Colbert’s Margarita, which closes the festival on March 24.

Accenture will be a principal sponsor of the festival for the first time, continuing their long-standing support of the festival, and will host their Gala screening of Michael Mayer’s Out in the Dark on March 19 and March 24.

Events at this year’s edition include a rare screening of D.A. Pennebaker’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, preceded by an illustrated lecture by author and novelist Rupert Smith, and a live accompaniment to Nazimova’s Salome (1923).

For the full lineup, visit the festival’s website.

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