Lon­don call­ing

Gay Times Magazine - - Agenda - The full pro­gramme can be found at what­son.bfi.org.uk

Specif­i­cally, call­ing you by your name as the BFI Lon­don Film Fes­ti­val brings

some highly an­tic­i­pated queer cin­ema to the screen from 4-15 Oc­to­ber.

Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name head­lines the Mayor of Lon­don’s gala on 9 Oc­to­ber, with the di­rec­tor in at­ten­dance along­side lead­ing man Ti­mothée Cha­la­met. Based on An­dré Aci­man’s novel of the same name, Ar­mie Ham­mer plays a 24-year-old scholar em­broiled in an un­ex­pected love af­fair with 17-yearold Elio (Cha­la­met) at his par­ents’ palazzo in Italy. The Euro­pean premiere of Bat­tle of the Sexes will head­line the Amer­i­can Ex­press Gala. Star­ring Emma Stone as women’s ten­nis world cham­pion Bil­lie Jean King, the film drama­tises the build up to the 1973 match with ex-men’s-champ Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). El­iza Hittman’s Beach Rats will also show as part of the fes­ti­val’s Dare strand of

the event.

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