COVID-19 has caused chaos in the film industry. Cinemas in the UK are slowly re-opening, but without the new releases as we await the re-start of the US cinemas which lead the release of new films. In the interim we have the choice of re-runs.

However, as lesbian film historically doesn’t get a huge cinema screening, the impact of reduced cinema capacity is not resulting in the pushing back of these films. So there are a number of great lesbian films coming through over the next 12 months.

Here we run through them to help you get all excited!

Take Positive Action! Lesbian film gets less promotion, and is often not distributed at all as it is believed there is no paying audience. We know that is wrong! You can help dispel this myth, and also help support these great titles by sharing them on your social media. Use the hashtag #AmplifyLesbianFilm and don’t forget to tag us for an additional signal boost!

 

Summerland

dir. Jessica Swale

During World War II, an Englishwoman (Gemma Arterton) opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him in this moving journey of womanhood, love and friendship.

Coming to cinemas in the UK thanks to Lionsgate, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group in Switzerland and IFC Films in the US from 31 July 2020

Ammonite

dir. Francis Lee

1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.

Coming to cinemas in the UK thanks to Lionsgate, NEON in North America and through Transmission Films in Australia and New Zealand in Autumn 2020.

Happiest Season

dir. Clea DuVall

A young woman with a plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.

Coming to cinemas around the world through Sony Pictures Releasing in 27 November 2020

Rain Beau’s End

dir. Tracy Wren

When a progressive lesbian couple adopts a child with a genetic predisposition for violence, they must contend with their hard-lined stance on acceptance as they struggle to raise their family.

Release date and distribution TBC – 2021

One Four Three

dir. Jade Winters

A woman diagnosed with amnesia struggles to remember her attacker, her lover, and herself.

Release date and distribution TBC – 2021

What a list! Don’t forget to share on your social media using the hashtag #amplifylesbianfilm and tag Lesflicks so we can give you a signal boost.

There are more films in the pipeline, but these are a few that have recently been announced and that we’re excited about right now. Join our mailing list to get emails relating to upcoming lesbian film releases.

Want to join other women at the cinema and watch the film surrounded by family? Check out our existing Film Club locations, and if we don’t have one near you yet, request a film club in your area!