Tuesday 14

OPENING FILM: Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story

20:30 / Rio Dalston

dirs. Jon Carey, Adam Darke / United Kingdon 2017 / 84’ Forbidden Games shines a light on the often overlooked…

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Wednesday 15

My Wonderful West Berlin

18:15 / Barbican

Mein Wunderbares West Berlin dir Jochen Hick / Germany 2017 / 97' (UK premiere) Berlin is today one of the…

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Upon the Shadow

21:00 / Castle Cinema

Au-delà de l'ombre / dir. Nada Mezni Hafaiedh / Tunisia 2017 / 80’ (UK premiere) Nada Mezni Hafaiedh's Upon…

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Thursday 16

50 Years of Fabulous (a work-in-progress)

19:00 / 91

dir. Jethro Patalinghug / USA 2017 work in progress / 70' A rich, historical documentary about the oldest surviving…

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Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

20:30 / Genesis Cinema

dir. Catherine Gund / USA 2014 / 83’ Exhilarating flight (and crashes) and heart-stopping flashes of bodies…

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Friday 17

Beyond the Binary - Acting Beyond Gender workshop

19:00 / Hackney Showroom

An interactive workshop exploring the stereotypes and challenges that actors, theatre and film makers face when…

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QUEER'SAY: The Breakup Monologues

19:00 / Rich Mix

Three acclaimed LGBTIQA+ performers tell their breakup stories and are then interviewed in chat show format by…

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shorts: Back to the Future

19:00 / Hackney Showroom

As a great man once sang “If you know your history then you would know where you are coming from”. This collection…

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Shorts: Lez Be Honest - DIY Social Conscience films of Catherine Gund

20:45 / Hackney Showroom

So often we search in vain for evidence of the queer women who have come before us, and these films are an incredible…

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Tomcat

21:00 / Castle Cinema

Kater dir. Händl Klaus | Austria | 2016 | 119' with: Lukas Turtur, Philipp Hochmair, Toni (cat Moses), Gerald…

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Neurosex3

21:30 / Hackney Showroom

dir. Eric Pussyboy / Germany 2016 / 38' Radical Berlin filmmaker Eric Pussyboy’s Neurosex Pornoia trilogy, a…

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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

23:30 / Rio Dalston

dir. David Mirkin / United States 1997 / 92' with Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Alan Cumming, Janeane Garofalo Fringe!…

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Saturday 18

Fringe! + the Rio: A Queer Zine & Craft Jumble Sale

11:00 to 17:00 / Rio Dalston

Assemble for a queerly fabulous flea market of stalls selling zines, posters, print art and crafts, vintage vinyl,…

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Fringe! x Club des Femmes with Felicity Sparrow: An Invitation to Jacqui D

13:00 / Rio Dalston

Lesbian feminist filmmaker Jacqui Duckworth left three exceptional 16mm experimental dramas before her premature…

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Britain on Film: LGBT Britain (archive)

13:00 / Hackney Showroom

This collection of rare gems from 1909 to 1994 from the BFI National Archive reminds us of the importance of preserving…

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Panel: Shame Academy

13:15 / Hackney Showroom

The noise made around the 50th anniversary of partial decriminalisation this year has in many ways created the…

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Shorts: Fleeting Glances, Taking Chances

15:00 / Hackney Showroom

Holding a stranger’s gaze across train carriages, sharing secrets with old friends, and delving to underwater depths...…

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Chavela

15:30 / Rio Dalston

dir. Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi / United States 2017 / 96’ ‘It could not have been easy being a cigar-smoking,…

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The Fabulous Allan Carr

16:00 / Barbican

dir. Jeffrey Schwarz / United States 2017 / 90' (UK premiere) Known as the producer of musical mega-hit Grease,…

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Uprooting Ghosts: A Queer "Fantasia on National Themes"

17:00 / Hackney Showroom

dir. Rafal Morusiewicz / Austria, Poland 2017 / 47' (UK premiere) This mash-up work of experimental re-searching…

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Paris is Voguing

17:30 / Hackney Showroom

dir. Gabrielle Culand / France 2016 / 64' The world of Paris Ballroom culture seen through the bickering and…

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shorts: Gender Without Borders

18:15 / Hackney Showroom

From youthful explorations and non binary cats, to self-assured celebrations of gender non conformity and queer…

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Shorts: (s)Express Yourself

19:30 / Hackney Showroom

Whatever you like, whatever you do, these sexy shorts will drench your senses and make your mind tumescent. Please…

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Shorts: Fuck The Powers That Be. HEY!

20:30 / Hackney Showroom

'There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not lead single-issue lives', said Audre Lorde. In…

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Who Will Fuck Daddy?

21:30 / Hackney Showroom

dir. Lasse Långström / Sweden 2017 / 65' A psychosexual fantasy of pleasure and bodily autonomy that takes us…

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Sunday 19

Queer Tour of the Rio

11:00 / Rio Dalston

From its roots as one of London first silent cinemas, through its days as a bump and grind burlesque theatre, to…

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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson [click for statement]

13:00 / Rio Dalston

dir. David France / USA 2017 / 105' Set against a backdrop of current day violence and injustice faced by trans…

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Shorts: Subjunctive Living

13:00 / Hackney Showroom

7 experimental shorts of possibility and endeavour that take what is real and distort and transpose it to communicate…

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Shorts: Un-break My Heart

13:15 / Hackney Showroom

A programme of films dedicated to every person who has ever made you confused, angry, crazy, horny and loved. Call…

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Hot to Trot

14:30 / Castle Cinema

dir. Gail Freedman | USA | 2017 | 88' (European premiere) Enter the agony, ecstasy, and glitter that abounds…

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#BKKY

15:00 / Hackney Showroom

dir. Nontawat Numbenchapol / Thailand 2016 / 75' Q likes Jojo and Jojo likes Q, but Q is only into girls and…

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Kairos Dirt and the Errant Vacuum

15:00 / Hackney Showroom

dir. Madsen Minax / USA 2016 / 98' Kairos Dirt follows the strange encounters between a disparate group of enchanting…

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Dream Boat

15:30 / Rio Dalston

dir. Tristan Ferland Milewski / Germany 2017 / 90' Finding yourself and your people is exciting and daunting,…

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shorts: All Born Superstars: Everyday Queer Performance

17:00 / Hackney Showroom

From drag and high barnets to boxing, magic to stand-up, these varied shorts explore different ways in which performance…

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My Nature

17:15 / Hackney Showroom

dir. Massimiliano Ferraina, Gianluca Loffredo / Italy 2017 / 75' Set in the breathtaking Umbrian landscape of…

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195 Lewis

18:15 / Barbican

dir. Chanelle Aponte Pearson / United States 2016 / 45’ Getting the lesbian series right has been an occasionally…

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CLOSING FILM: FLUIDØ

20:30 / Genesis Cinema

dir. Shu Lea Cheang / Germany 2017 / 91' (UK premiere) with: Alexander Geist, Candy Flip, Bishop Black, Kristina…

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