Festival Report: Whether or not 2015 marks a crossing over into the postqueer era, LGBT cinematic traditions are being exuberantly reconfigured in ways that reflect widespread recent human rights victories in many parts of the world alongside once-unimaginable levels of enlightened acceptance. MIX Copenhagen's thirtieth anniversary film festival in October displayed a sense of a newly empowered and confident queer cultural consciousness, with films that embodied less angst and more unbridled celebration. If queer narratives have tended to deploy a strategy predicated upon confronting presumptive prejudice, many now seem more simply and resplendently straightforward—at least relatively unapologetic, unafraid, and uncomplicated. Films reviewed include: Hidden Away; Margarita, With a Straw; Stories of Our Lives; Do I Sound Gay?; and The Danish Girl.

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