Shorts: The Draggery and the Ecstasy

Fri Nov 16, 18:30

Film,Q+A, Hackney House, Free

In this euphoric programme, 3 longer shorts explore the importance and vibrance of queer “scenes”, both historically and in the now. Spaces and moments when folks who’ve been called perverts, freaks, batty boys raise their hands and allow themselves to be seen. Spanning from some of the first British gay men to congregate, to the alt-party culture developing in Salford under our current failed economy, to the journey of a voguer from St. Maartens to the Netherlands, underground gatherings are a vital life source for lgbtiqa+ people.

Sixty Nine Club | dir. Rob Eagle | UK | 20’36
An insightful, sexy and tender short documentary about Britain’s oldest gay leather club.
https://vimeo.com/robeagle

Fleshback: Queer Raving in Manchester’s Twilight Zone | dir. Stephen Isaac-Wilson | UK | 16’21
A vivid documentary exploring the alternative parties developing on the outskirts of Manchester against a backdrop of austerity.
https://stephenisaacwilson.com/

Otherland | dir. Jan Pieter Tuinstra | Netherlands | 13’30
A voguer from the Caribbean island of St. Maartens recounts his journey to the Netherlands where he found a family in the local ballroom scene in this stunning, carnivalesque document.
http://www.janpietertuinstra.nl/

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