Film

BFI Flare: Competition Giveaway: Win tickets for “Well Rounded” and “The Obituary of Tunde Johnson”

Alt has teamed up with BFI FLARE which opens today 17th of March to offer our readers the opportunity to win tickets to view two films in the 2021 digital edition.

From Wednesday 17 to Sunday 28 March 2021 join BFI FLARE online for 12 days of the best new #LGBTIQ+ cinema, free short films, events and more.

Into the Unknown a collection of short films FREE on BFI iPlayer STARTING TODAY watch all SHORTS HERE

Shorts HIGHLIGHT watch Hello Good-bye as part of this collection of short films

The blurred lines of love and friendship between women are explored in these poignant and beautiful short films. Lily is stuck in a state of ennui, until Death comes along in the form of a beautiful woman and entices her to live. Language English Accessibility: Available with closed captions and audio description

Directed by Sarah Rotella

Running time 13 minutes Sometimes love just isn’t enough to hold two people together.

Language English

AccessibilityAvailable with closed captions and audio description

Running time 4 minutes

Here are the giveaways!!

Well Rounded ( giving away x3 tickets)

Body positivity, race, activism and queerness harmonise with full fat ferocity. No low-cal nonsense here – ‘Welcome to the sad femme club baby – YOU. ARE. ENOUGH!’

Available on BFI Player

From:
00:01
Wednesday 17 March
Until:
23:59
Sunday 28 March

Shana Myara’s documentary focuses on fat and fierce babes in Canada who are using their creativity to clap back at a diet culture that seeks to shrink marginalised bodies. Interviewees all tell stories of struggle, self-actualisation and radicalisation, and taking back charge in a fatphobic, racist heteronormative society. Here, fatness, queer identity and race intersect in unique ways that never get represented in film, underlined with a fat-ass bass soundtrack and gorgeous animation. It’s a truly liberating film, and through its use of burlesque, comedy, dance circus, media and more, you will be left in no doubt of the intrinsic value of ALL bodies. DIY, direct and full of heart, Well Rounded takes us through personal stories of terror and triumph – this is the fat queer film we’ve been waiting for! BOOK NOW

Language English

Accessibility Available with closed captions and audio description

Running time 61 minutes

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson ( giving away x 2 tickets)

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On a day unlike any other, Tunde Johnson is confronted with both his sexuality and his race. After coming out to his parents, he is the victim of a racially motivated shooting. Instead of dying he repeatedly undergoes re-incarnation, but the opportunity to do things differently and avoid the tragic consequences of his actions meets the harsh reality of being black and queer in the US. A fresh take on the time loop narrative, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson examines the overlaps of wealth and race, beauty and sexuality, creating a disturbing universe where even the hereafter is a restless limbo upon which the burden of straddling many worlds at once constantly weighs. BOOK NOW

Please note, this film contains scenes of racism, homophobia, and police brutality.

Accessibility Available with closed captions and audio description

Running time 104 minutes

TO WIN TICKETS: ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WHEN IS THE LAST DAY OF THE BFI FLARE FILM FESTIVAL 2021: PLEASE STATE WHICH FILM YOU WOULD LIKE TO WATCH: SEND ANSWERS TO EDITOR @ ALT – AFRICA . COM BY 20TH MARCH 5PM.

How to watch

  • On BFI Player in the UK with a ticket or festival pass
  • Watch at any time during the festival
  • 4 hours to finish once you start watching

Ticket prices

ALL BOOKINGS AND FILM FESTIVAL INFO HERE

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