United Kingdom | 2017 | 12 minutes | Matt Houghton

After a chaplain from Cheshire set up a helpline for gay farmers, their calls unveil the realities of their tough lives.

"Landline" will be presented with the feature film Queerama.

Director Biography
Matt Houghton is an award-winning filmmaker who has had short films screened at festivals around the world. His film Dear Araucaria, made in partnership with the Guardian, was released in 2015 to much acclaim, winning the Audience Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest. In 2015, he worked as the second unit director on documentary feature Notes On Blindness before being selected to be part of the class of '16 on the BFI's NET.WORK@LFF professional development programme late last year.

  • Director: Matt Houghton
  • Principal Cast: Jem Dobbs, Jonathan Blake, Alex Thompson, Niamh Blackshaw, Bradley Johnson
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 12 minutes
  • Producer: Alistair Payne-James, Rupert Williams
  • Cinematographers: James Blann
  • Editors: Matt Houghton
  • Music: Noah Wood
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP

This film is playing as a part of Queerama

A century of the LGBTQ experience in the United Kingdom is lyrically illustrated through montages of vintage film and TV footage culled from the vaults of the British Film Institute and interwoven with the music of John Grant (The Czars) and Hercules & Love Affair.

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