28 September 2007

The man behind such classics as Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), The Long Day Closes (1992) and House of Mirth (2000) will be at FACT for three separate events during the ten-day festival, which celebrates gay film, cinema and art.

Terence Davies in Conversation on Sunday 21st October will see the filmmaker answer audience questions about his career and filmography. Two days later on Tuesday 23 October, Davies will introduce a screening of his award-winning masterpiece The Long Day Closes and on Friday 26 October he will introduce his first film The Terence Davies Trilogy (1984).

Outsiders 2007 Festival Director Matthew Fox says, "Terence Davies is one of the reasons Outsiders exists, and we're delighted to welcome the man considered by many to be Britain's greatest living director to the festival."

The fourth annual LGBTI film festival in Liverpool opens and closes with two UK premieres; The Gymnast on Saturday 20 October and the deliciously silly Poltergay on Thursday 01 November. In between, Outsiders screens a selection of some of the best gay and lesbian movies of recent years, including the first British screenings outside of London of Boy Culture and Itty Bitty Titty Committee plus exclusive previews of Four Minutes and Spider Lillies. The big laugh of the festival will come with John Waters: This Filthy World.

Launched in 2004, Outsiders hosts monthly screenings at FACT on the last Thursday of every month, special events at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall and a main festival in October and November. The festival has grown from an audience of just 500 people in 2004 to over 2, 500 in 2006 and has screened 8 UK premieres and attracted a star studded range of guests from Simon Callow to Rose Troche, Christopher Hobbs and Rosa von Praunheim.