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Ahead Of The Curve is the story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history you’ve never heard of and the impact her work continues to have today. 

Growing up, Franco Stevens never saw any representation of queer women–she didn’t even know it was possible for a woman to be gay. When she realized she was a lesbian, it changed the course of her life. In 1990, Franco created a safe place for lesbians in the form of Curve magazine. Her approach to threats and erasure in the ‘90s was to lift all kinds of lesbians up and make them beautifully visible.

The magazine helped build a foundation for many intersectional movements being led by today’s activists in the face of accelerating threats to the LGBTQ community.  Decades later, as her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, she sets out to understand visibility work being led by an intersection of queer women today. 

The screening will be followed by a virtual Q&A with the filmmakers.

CineQ is a queer film exhibition organisation that prioritises queer, trans and intersex people of colour. For more information, visit the CineQ website.

MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.

Fancy a meal or drinks before your film? Pre-book a table at our new café and restaurant KILN here. Food & drinks served 9am-8pm. Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here.

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