Screening of Brace (2014, dir. Alicia Eyo and Sophy Holland) by the Queer London Research Forum . The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer and star of the film, Jake Graf. This event is co-organised with the University of Westminster LGBT Staff Network.
Brace is a hard hitting and stylish short film about trans love, identity and acceptance, which is set against the backdrop of London’s queer scene. It details what happens when, after coming out and leaving his girlfriend, Adam dreams of finding acceptance within London's gay scene. His burgeoning freedom is soon challenged when he meets Rocky, a handsome stranger who is harbouring a secret that he desperately wants to share with Adam. As their bond strengthens and Rocky prepares to reveal his secret to Adam, their fledgling romance is ruptured by a cataclysmic event that forces the truth to come out in the most explosive manner.
This highly successful film has screened at InsideOut Toronto, Frameline, Outfest, Wotever Film Fest, Palm Springs LGBT, Southwest LGBT, Seattle LGBT, Gender Reel Trans film festival, and Geneva, Ecuador, Bilbao, Brazil and Florence LGBT film fests. It has been nominated for Best British Short at the Iris Prize Film Festival and won Best Short at Queer-Streifen in Germany.
Attendance is free, please book online.