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Festival film guide.

The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival On Tour returns to Newcastle this week.

The best of the festival comes to the Tyneside Cinema, with additional screenings at Side Cinema.

This is the chance to see the best new lesbian and gay films from around the world, and the tour dates coincide with Newcastle's Pride on Tyne celebrations too.

Here are the full listings:

Gallant Girls (15)

Wednesday, July 14, 8.30pm TYNESIDE CINEMA

Dir. Barbara Teufel. Germany, 2002. 1hr 35mins. German with English subtitles.

Life in 80s Berlin is the focus of this documentary about a group of radical feminist lesbians working to bring change to German society through a daily diet of good old-street activism.

Raspberry Reich (18)

Thursday July 15, 7.30pm SIDE CINEMA

A gay intifada terrorist group loosely based on the Baader Meinhof gang of 70s Germany try to bring on the revolution, with a gay twist.

Robin's Hood (18)

Friday July 16, 7.30pm SIDE CINEMA

Picture the scene: Robin, a disillusioned social worker trying to keep on the right side of her boss, quits one day in anger when she gets caught bending the rules. A chance encounter with Brooklyn (aka Maid Marion), a butch French mechanic and erstwhile thief, gives Robin the opportunity to do some creative robbing for her local Oakland neighbourhood (a modern-day Sherwood Forest) and fall in love with her heroic bandit.

Eating Out (18)

Sunday July 18, 6.00pm TYNESIDE CINEMA

Dir. Q. Allan Brocka. USA, 2004. 1hr 30mins.

Ever heard the story about the straight guy who decides to "go gay" to have more luck with the ladies? Then this is the definitive version as we meet Kyle, young and 100% gay and living with Caleb, who's 100% straight. When Caleb meets Gwen, he decides to "fancy" her flatmate Mark in order to get to her.

Twisted (18) plus Seafood (short film)

Thursday July 22, 8.30pm TYNESIDE CINEMA

Dirs. Stuart Who?/Wayne G. UK 2004. 57mins.

When journalist and singer Stuart Who? made a dance record with DJ Wayne G in 1997 their promotional tour took them to three continents. They took a video camera with them, and a jaw-dropping look at life on the party circuit is the result.

(Seafood, dir Robin Baker. UK 2004. 10mins. Opportunity knocks in the sweaty bars of the East End in this short tale featuring Navin Chowdury of Teachers fame.)

Good Boys (15)

Saturday July 24, 6.30pm TYNESIDE CINEMA

Total running time: 75mins.

This year's best gay shorts prove that there really is nothing like a good boy.

Mango Kiss (15)

Sunday July 25, 4pm TYNESIDE CINEMA

Dir. Sascha Rice. USA 2003. 1hr 24mins.

A funny and energetic romantic comedy, this is the story of Sass and Lou, best friends and lovers and curious about the worlds of S&M and role-playing.

Good Girls (15)

Tuesday July 27, 6.30pm, TYNESIDE CINEMA

Total running time: 90mins.

A selection of the best in lesbian short film-making featuring five new movies.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 12, 2004
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