Shorts: The Thrill of The Chase
Sat Nov 17, 17:00 to 19:00
Film,Q+A, Hackney House, Free
For some, cruising is a pastime. For others, a throwback. Or maybe something that people talk about but don’t do? Cruising, in its many forms and definitions, defines the queer experience. From a mere glance, to so much more. This programme is as varied as the acts themselves: with documentary, fiction and experimental film exploring the necessity, the thrill, and the complexity of sex in the public domain.
FIVE MERMAIDS IN THE BALKANS | dir. Grant Gulczynski | UK | 2018 | 10’30
Apps have been transformative in places without queer visibility, but how to move from the screen to the flesh? Experimental and seductive doc giving voice to the faceless.
ZARA NAZAR UTHA KE DEKHO: TALES OF CRUISING IN INDIA | dir. Aninya Shankar Das | India | 2018 | 23’
India made history by decriminalising gay sex this year, but the mechanisms of how to get it have always been there. A captivating and voyeuristic doc of sex lives on a knife edge.
OUTSIDE | dir. Mark Pariselli | Canada | 2018 | 8’30
A journey through Toronto’s chilly cruising scene, and the pain and brutality that got the police so hot and bothered.
FUN ONLY | dir. Lukas Revzin | UK | 2018 | 9’30
Trawling the digital spaces, Matt yearns for something more than just him and his screen.
QUEER ENCOUNTERS: FROM CENTRAL STATION TO CENTRAL STATION | dir. Elly Clarke | UK | 2018 | 27’
A walk through Kings Cross with Ramón Salgado-Touzón, remembering the heady days of its seedy history, the danger and desire that came from beating those streets.
TRIBUTE | dir. Max Disgrace | UK | 2018 | 7’30
A hazy, hypnotic and hardcore walk through a lesbian cruising ground.