Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival 2021 – 9th January

  • Day Pass (9th January)
    9 January, 2021
    8:00 am - 11:55 pm

Due to the Coronavirus, we’ve had to take this year’s festival online. However, the films are as great as ever and we can’t wait to show them to you and all proceeds from this festival are going towards saving our beloved Hen & Chickens theatre. Enjoy the films and hopefully we can all see each other again soon!

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How it works. Once you have bought your pass you will be contacted 24/48 hours before the screening date with links and passwords to the films.

9th January 2021  Festival Pass – £15, Day Pass – £8   Cracks in the Patriarchy Directed by Cagdas Celtikli & Kai Münch Germany 77 minutes A documentary told by seven protagonists, who share their personal and political point of view by expressing the reasons and the purposes for their advocacy as members of the Buenos Aires LGBTQI+ Community. Each one of them narrates personal processes and experiences which constitute their social and political identity as well as the motivation for their struggle for an equal and fairer future. We are shown a di- versity of perspectives, rooted in their beings and their fights, through their descriptions of very similar topics and facts from a historical and contemporary approach based on their unique points of view. In that sense, the protagonists do not only share a common desire, but also their motivation to be part of a Community that advocates for a world that everyone can feel as a safe space, and in which the patriarchy becomes a historical issue.


Shorts 3 A selection of short films Hero (Italy. Director: Alessandro Casale, Stefano Raffaele) On a bright morning, a man sends a letter to his son as a legacy and walks away towards the future he has chosen   ——————————————————————————————————————————– Sugarbabies (UK. Director: Leo Lebeau) Sugarbabies is an outrageously dark comedy parodying the trashy world of reality TV.       ——————————————————————————————————————————– The Suit Weareth the Man (UK. Director: Mitchell Marion) A young London businessman is seduced by a corporate entity     ——————————————————————————————————————————– Finally Leon (Germany. Director: Paula Weiß) In wintertime, two months after his top surgery, a young transsexual man is driving past an abandoned swimming pool area. In the heat of passion, he climbs over the fence and starts to undress. Revealing his true body he finds freedom and a catalyzer for his repressed feelings. -A short film about a man who is starting a new life.