On International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) and as part of the Protest the Pope Campaign, the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) will host a special screening of Suddenly Last Winter with the film makers, Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi.
“Suddenly Last Winter is the story of Gustav and Luca. Their life changes when the Italian government presents a draft law that would give rights to unmarried and gay couples, prompting a wave of homophobia in Italy. The Vatican and conservatives fight against it, preaching that the end of morality and the family are nigh if the legalisation on civil unions is not blocked. Together for over eight years, Luca and Gustav want to understand the different positions and undertake a journey into a country they did not know before and did not expect to find: their own.”
With the Pope set to visit the UK on an official state visit in 2010, this moving and heartwarming documentary is a timely reminder of the negative effects that religious influence in politics can have on people’s lives, and the homophobia and bigotry it helps spread.
The GALHA screening is on 16th May at 7pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, London, WC1R 4LR.