Festival Team Top Fives - Round Three
Posted on Sat 21 Nov by AlexK / Documentary, Film, Trans, Performance, QTIPOC, Brazil, JT Leroy, transgender, sport, Peter Greenaway, Sergei Eisenstein
In Round number three our audience development team give you their fringey highlights. martha, harry and anna tell you about their picks for the fest.
Martha - Audience development assistant
The Cult of JT Leroy
Just one of the most fascinating and fantastical stories ever told. And it’s recent history.
Incredibly uplifting and brave documentary about a Hawaiian ‘mahu’, or third gender person, inspiring children to be good citizens. Lovely and sweet.
Naz & Maalik
Tender and agreeable coming-of-age story about two young Muslims in post 9/11 New York City, experiencing the first flushes of love.
All of the short film programmes are pretty enticing, but this one especially promises a lot of diversity, strong voices, colour and life.
Eisenstein in Guanajuato
Peter Greenaway’s newest masterpiece imagines the father of montage editing, Sergei Eisenstein on a queer jaunt to Mexico. Catch it at Fringe! first!
Harry - AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
Mamoru Iriguchi: 4D Cinema
This brings to life so much of what excites me about film! Personality and performance and that blurred line between cold tech and warm feeling.
Fallon Fox rocks my world.
Shorts: Seven Wonders
Exploring, performing, finding and reclaiming that queer space.
The Turkish Boat
I remember following this happy story back when it first happened in 2012!
There is something so compelling about seeing these huge, physical guys having soft, intimate moments.
Anna - Audience Development Assistant
Hawai'i's powerful and outspoken cultural icon Hina shares her story.
Women and the Word: The Revival Movie
Fearless and revolutionary, with a rallying cry that reverberates across the Atlantic. A film to celebrate.
Naz & Maalik
Reminiscent of those youthful afternoons which contain a lifetime, this rhapsody for Bed-Stuy captures the many pleasures and pains of growing up.
A classic from the feminist archive, the 80s synth and dapper looks do it for me.
Lasana Shabazz presents Fierce!
Enter-taint-ment of the highest (dis)order: performance art, drag and dancing bliss.