The partnership includes supporting closed captioning to facilitate greater accessibility for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences across this year's festival, and hosting a virtual 'Watch Party' for US film 'Dramarama' on Wednesday 24 March 2021.
Mark Reading, Co-Head of Mishcon de Reya's Pride Network, said: "This is the third year in which we have partnered with the BFI on BFI Flare: London Film LGBTIQ+ Festival and we are delighted to support them again following a challenging year for the UK's creative industries. Cinema has the ability to transcend cultural and social barriers, and the BFI do a fantastic job of bringing LGBTIQ+ cinema into the mainstream through BFI Flare. This year, we will see more films offering closed captions for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences and audio description for customers who are blind or partially-sighted, which alongside the digital nature of this year's festival makes it the most accessible BFI Flare yet."
'Dramarama' is a 90s-set teen dramedy by debut director Jonathan Wysocki. In the summer of 1994, Gene and his small gang of theatre-loving pals get together for one final murder mystery party before they leave for college the next morning. With a mutual flair for the dramatic, emotions always run high among this ostentatious group, although the night's third act looks set to be particularly explosive as Gene has a secret he needs to share with his conservative friends. With his deliriously enjoyable and sweetly affecting teen movie, Wysocki has crafted a loving homage to drama nerds and adolescent outsiders, which proves that even for the most dedicated thespian being your authentic self is the hardest role you’ll ever have to play.
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