This Weekend @ BFI Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

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This Weekend @ BFI Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival got underway this week. With many events selling out, here are a few highlights for the weekend ahead.

Candy Heaven (Curzon Soho, tonight)

Tonight: For a glimpse inside the mind of a genius dancer and madman on the slide, involved with the glorious Ballet Russes get along to the V&A's Sackler Centre for a screening of, "The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky". 7pm. £4.

Coming out becomes the least of Tom's problems in "Zombies of Mass Destruction" when the dead come back to life in a small, conservative town that's soon splattered with flesh and social satire. NFT1, 7.15pm.

The late night double bill at Curzon Soho celebrates "transfabulous superstar Candy Darling" a Warhol luminary, with complimentary cocktail. "Candy Heaven: Beautiful Darling" starts at 11.30pm and is followed by a documentary. £8 in advance.

Saturday: Find out about "one of the most important gay films ever made". "Victim" features the first use of the word homosexual in a feature film and one of the artefacts to hand in discussion will be Dirk Bogarde's own copy of the script. NFT1, midday.

Figure skating's most controversial figure, Jonny Weir, is the subject of documentary film "Pop Star on Ice". The 2.15pm Saturday showing still has tickets available.

Later on, our filmmaker friend from Toronto, Jamie Travis, presents his complete trilogy, "The Saddest Children in the World" and the premiere its finale The Armoire at NFT3. These 3 short films are gloriously horrific, bleakly comic and beautiful to behold. Followed by artist talk, 4.10pm.

Sunday: The 11.40am screening of documentary, "Two Spirits", exploring the diverse histories of gender and sexuality in Native American cultures, still has tickets available. At 3.30pm, "Our Digital Lives" presents digital stories by young LGBT people. And more shorts explore the very difficult position of LGBT people in parts of Africa, followed by discussion. 4.50pm, NFT1.

The BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival runs until 31st March. Book now to avoid disappointment

Last Updated 19 March 2010