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Shorts: Fuck The Powers That Be. HEY!

Sat Nov 18, 20:30

Film, Hackney Showroom, Free

'There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not lead single-issue lives', said Audre Lorde. In this spirited global programme we explore queers as powerful, multi-faceted political beings.

Carol / dir. Krissy Mahan / USA 2016 / 6'
This Carol parody is a simple yet spectacular class analysis of the desire in Todd Haynes' already iconic Carol, using DIY techniques and Fisher Price toys to recreate the modern queer classic.

Scar Tissue / dir. Nish Gera / Netherlands 2017 / 14'
Sami fled Aleppo for Amsterdam, where he finds desire and affection. When confronted by a homophobic refugee from his homeland, where do his allegiances lie?

Black Enuf / dir. Carrie Hawks / USA 2016 / 22'
A queer oddball seeks approval from black peers despite a serious lack of hip-hop credentials. This quest for acceptance of racial identity takes us from Missouri, to New York, and halfway around the world.

The Night Cleaner / dir. Blair Fukumura / Canada 2016 / 5'
As the night cleaner in Canada's busiest gay bathhouse, Travis has his work cut out for him. This animation illuminates class divisions within the queer scene with fun and frivolity.

Secret Santa SEX Party / dir. Charles Lum, Todd Verow / USA 2016 / 12'
Clublum is back with a heartfelt, sex- and age- positive, seasonal introduction to an older gay men's sex party scene in New York City. Unmissable.

Day Dream / dir. Stephen Isaac Wilson / UK 2017 / 4' 
This expressive and dreamlike portrait of party founder Kareem Reid explores race, loneliness and community within London’s scenes, and muses on the remaining gulf separating queers from straight privileges in later life, such as financial security.

The Migrant Mixtape / dir. Eli Jean Tahchi / Canada 2017 / 22'
Stories of bravery, resilience and hope from the mouths of LGBTIQA+ people seeking asylum worldwide, The Migrant Mixtape is both a stunning and harrowing document of those who are most persecuted in our global community. You need to see this film.

Pink Dolphin / dir. Tuo Kan / USA 2017 / 4'
A haunting, evocative animation following a Pink Dolphin who searches for kindred spirits while trying to avoid hyper-masculine sharks. 

Total runtime: 80min

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