Queer Lives: Channel 4 Random Acts

Watch six films, each providing glimpses into the lived experience of six individuals

Still from Jackie film

Tate has partnered with Channel 4's Random Acts to present six films, in six styles of storytelling. Each filmmaker brings their own creative approach to create an intimate portrait of an LGBTQ-identifying individual.

Stories by David Hoyle, Jackie Kay, Kareem Reid, Shon Faye and Les Childs to follow.

Queer British Art is at Tate Britain from 5 April – 1 October 2017

Ian McKellen

Director Joe Stephenson captures Ian McKellen as he shares his experience of a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

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Jackie Kay

Lindsey Dryden directs this short film featuring poet laureate, writer and Third Scots Makar, Jackie Kay, as she looks back at her life and explores what identity means to her today.

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Les Child

Filmmaker Sharna Osborne, profiles choreographer, Les Child through an emotive film combining archival and original footage from the celebrated accounts of Pam Hogg, Stevie Stewart, Michael Clark Co. and Charles Atlas.

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