London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 'a resounding success'

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Chris Cole was born to rock. His longtime girlfriend Emily believes his talent could take him all the way - but Chris worships at the altar of Bobby Beers, the fiery frontman for heavy metal legends Steel Dragon. By day, Chris still lives at home with his parents and spends his days repairing copy machines. But when Chris takes the stage, fronting Pennsylvania's premiere Steel Dragon tribute band, all of that disappears. Chris Cole is Bobby Beers - mesmerizing audiences with his perfect imitation of Beers' electrifying vocals. The night his bandmates boot him out of the group, Chris is devastated - until an unexpected phone call changes his life forever: He, Chris Cole, has been tapped to replace Bobby Beers as the lead singer of Steel Dragon. In an instant, Chris rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon, from rock fan to rock god - the wanna-be who got to be. So what happens when an average guy gets everything he wants - and discovers it's not enough?
April 4th, 2012

The 26th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (LLGFF) has been hailed as a ''resounding success''.

The movie event - which featured comedy drama 'Cloudburst' starring Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis and Bavo Defurne's debut picture 'North Sea Texas' - managed to sell out 88 screenings during the 10 day event, with Head of Exhibition at the British Film Institute Clare Stewart praising the ''electric'' atmosphere.

She said: ''This year's LLGFF has been a resounding success and we have been thrilled by the response to the films.

''The programming team created a brilliantly eclectic programme which has struck a nerve with audiences and media. The atmosphere has been electric throughout and BFI Southbank has been near capacity for ten days with 88 sold-out screenings.''

In addition to the large gala screenings a number of smaller and niche films are show during the festival, with Marc Almond discussing gay rock star Jobriath at the premiere of 'Jobriath A.D.' and former Hole drummer Patty Schemel talking about coming out as a lesbian at a screening of her documentary 'Hit So Hard'.

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