Our heartfelt thanks to director Rachel Dax for sharing with Opening Doors London her award-winning tale of hope, love, forgiveness and second chances, Time & Again. A huge thank you also to our corporate partner Dentons for their continuous support of ODL and providing a generous spread of nibbles and drinks at the screening which was held in the intimate surroundings of the BFI Stephen Street, London.

A beautiful story of former lovers meeting up in residential care, sixty years after parting due to social and familial pressures, Time & Again offers a rich and emotive glimpse of two women reclaiming a second chance at love and happiness, and magical performances by Dame Sian Phillips and Brigit Forsyth which left the viewer engaged and wanting more.

The film reflects issues that are close to ODL’s mission to improve the lives of LGBT+ people over 50, said ODL's Training and Policy Manager Jim Glennon. “Many of the older generation have concerns about becoming dependent on care services as they age,” he commented. “Through our training programme and Pride in Care quality standard, ODL is supporting organisations to provide top quality care for older LGBT+ people.”

Anna Kear, director of Tonic Living, is working in partnership with ODL to scope the need for LGBT+-friendly residential care. She said: “Many thanks to our friends at ODL for the invitation to see this wonderful short film that captures so many of the issues that older LGBT+ people face, whilst showing it is never too late to live your life out!

“Tonic is working to create vibrant places to live where older LGBT+ people can be happily out in their later years; our new research with ODL and Stonewall Housing will help us prove there is a demand for this - please do take part and encourage your friends to as well!” [Click here to complete the survey]

Filmmaker Lisa Gornick, our wonderful host for the evening, filled the evening with humour and candour: “Dentons’ film night with Rachel Dax's film was just great,” she said. “All the elements of the film worked towards making me think, smile and be hopeful for lustful desire in my eighties. I don't see enough of that on our screens - unless it's straight men. I think those storylines can take a rest for a while and let some others in.”

The screening was attended by partners and supporters of ODL including Kerryn of Ten Pilates, whose colleagues will be running as a team to fundraise for ODL in Hackney Half Marathon 2020. She said: "Thank you for the wonderful evening! I thoroughly enjoyed the screening.  A lovely expression of an often untold story."

Time & Again will be shown on BBC Two on 29 February 2020 and available to stream on BBC iPlayer.