The British Museum are hosting their 4th LGBT Film Day in partnership with LGBT Camden Forum and with support from the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Date: 22 September
Venue: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum
Film: 'Shinjuku Boys' (followed by panel with director Kim Longinotto)
colour, 54 minutes, 1997
Filmmakers: Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams
A film about love and gender. This film is set in the New Marilyn night club in Tokyo where all the hosts are women who have decided to live as men. They make their living by working in a club with other ‘onnabe’ like them. The young women who come there often have relationships with them but the underlying fear is whether such a relationship can withstand the pressures on a girl to get married and have children.
The screening is free, but you must book at http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/event_detail.aspx?eventId=2012_09_22_shinjuku_boys